Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Bit of an Update

There is so much I want to write about: the new music released this year, the art I hope to create, and the awesome stuff I find online. I've just been having a hard time keeping up with posting and I'm sure it's because I've been working all summer. Hopefully I can better maintain my blog once the fall semester kicks in. So, the summer wasn't as productive as I had hoped, but I should have a little time for the studio right before classes start.

Not to much planned before Fall '11 starts, but I am heading up North to check out the college that Riley has been accepted to for his Masters degree. I've never traveled very far up north, so it should be an interesting road trip. This past year especially has made me realize I have hardly traveled anywhere (the farthest I've been up north was PA, and the furthest out "west" was TN), so this is rather exciting.

I hope to update with a music related entry soon, so I should post soon. I've also created accounts on other sites (such as Tumblr) and I should be able to announce them and link to this blog soon.

Thanks for reading! That was slightly mundane.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Incredible Art [of the Week]

My artwork is based on the lovely forms in nature that can be viewed under a microscope. Having found another artist that accomplishes something similar in such a beautiful way, I just have to share.

Luke Jerram is an insanely talented glass artist who draws his inspiration from microbiology, mainly viruses. The results are nothing short of extraordinary. Take his sculpture of the H1N1 Virus for example. He took this dangerous virus and created something beautiful.

Same thing goes for his sculpture of HIV, a very powerful piece. In his words: "The sculptures of HIV were made as objects to hold, to contemplate the impact of the disease upon humanity."

Absolutely gorgeous work. Please check out the rest of his gallery here.