I’ve been so busy working on my final capstone project. I spend the time in between digging for music and collecting visuals. I’m not really sure what kind of direction to take this blog in.
In the meantime, I’ll just be making moodboards.
Saga may have to take the title of my favorite comic book series of all time. The covers are so vibrant that I couldn’t resist buying every chapter at once. A lot of people describe Saga as a story line with similar elements to Star Wars. It’s striking, provocative, tender, and the characters are fantastic. Not only do I adore Fiona Staple’s drawing style, I’m especially excited about the portrayal of women in color in this series.
I did a quick ideal casting of four of the characters. In the mean time, you should read the series. I’ve never talked to anyone who hasn’t been obsessed with it. I might do another installation later, but I wanted to cover just a few:
Daiane Sodre as Alana
Serena Reeder as Gwendolyn
Jason Statham as The Will
Wout Werensteijn creates these coagulated abstract paintings that somehow remind me of my own mortality. I see a fragile portrayal of an acid plagued sea in faraway galaxy that I created in my mind while I was struggling to stay awake in class. I see the most elaborate, horrific nightmare that I secretly hope to see every night. I see myself as a damn mess, though I stop at every mirror to admire the way the light hits my cheekbones.
I do not know much about Werensteijn except that he is from Utrecht, Netherlands and that he has been active for a few years. I hope to see more of his work in the near future.
I discovered Vashtie a few years back after I saw a handful of her street style photos. “Downtown’s Sweetheart” can do just about anything (completely steal my heart). She’s an innovator in street style and a multimedia goddess: a music video director, the first woman to ever design a pair of Air Jordans, a badass DJ, and a sportswear model. Her structured tomboy style is consistent and she has and impeccable taste for gold jewelry.