All semester long I have been taking an online class on the history of the art of the Islamic world. It could be an interesting class because Islamic art, particularly that of antiquity, is objectively beautiful. I love the calligraphy and geometric patterns, as well as the adaptation of Greek architecture in their mosques and… Continue reading Rigid Thinking
One of my biggest challenges as an art student is that I don't often enough take the time to step back an dview my work in progress. I can spend hours bent over a table shading a human body in intricate detail on paper with a pencil, then step back at my creation only to… Continue reading Do you ever step back?
Some of the people I admire most are full-time atheists. Standing on the thin line between Church and State, they stand their ground against multiple flavors of opposition, all shouting their conviction that a magic sky daddy, and facing this barrage with calm rationality. They speak volumes into a swirling echo chamber. I so desperately… Continue reading A Full-Time Atheist
One of the courses for my art degree is a a survey course on Islamic art. Actually, the course is called "Islamic Art History" and the book written by the professor has an entire chapter with the thesis that there is no such genre as "Islamic Art" because the body of work spans 1500 years.… Continue reading An Earned C+