Austin, Writing

E.A.S.T. Is Here!

It’s East Austin Studio Tour time and once again I made stuff.  Stuff being the appropriate word here because I’m not really an artist. This is something I share in great detail today on my CultureMap post titled, “The Subjectiveness of Art: Why I Can’t Help Judging Mine (And Why You Should, Too)“. There I talk about my love for making serial killer-related art, Frank Zappa masks and how I blow hate-filled kisses towards Miranda July. I’m usually not one to ask this, but if you read the article and kind of like it, please hit ‘like’ on the Facebook icon. This way CultureMap won’t think I’m a loser.

I love E.A.S.T.  I love walking around the eastside and seeing interesting art and running into old friends. Every E.A.S.T. our group at Super!Alright! puts on an exhibit and tonight is the big opening party! Usually 500+ people show up and by 4AM we have rainbow-color Four Loko puke on the walls. We are featuring some pretty big name artists and have complimentary drinks from Treaty Oaks and live music from BK and Mr. E and DJ John Gross. You can find more details here. Hope to see you there!

Below is a pictorial of the creation of one of my projects. I call it, “First Grader Collage”.

Actually, this piece was inspired by the magazine I used to work for. I was disappointed that they didn’t recycle their magazines. In fact, they would throw away hundreds and hundreds of their old magazines. It got me thinking about magazines in general, how the majority of them don’t have a shelf-life and how they’re not easily upcycled. After leaving the magazine, I kept dozens of issues and planned on making a paper-mache tree out of them. When I ran out of time, I decided to make a mosaic. Each piece is cut from dozens of their magazine. It’s a tree in the middle of Austin.

Oh, and there is a picture of my butt crack below. I call that one, “Arts and Cracks”.

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  • Reply SweatyGirl November 11, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    It’s beautiful!! I work for a magazine as well. And thank goodness we do recycle any surplus we have… but there is still so much waste, it’s crazy.

    • Reply hipstercrite November 16, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you! That’s great to know that your company recycles. Sheesh, a paper company should, right?!

  • Reply Chelsea November 14, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Ahhh, your composition is so much better now that I know the story behind it!

    • Reply hipstercrite November 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks, Chelsea!

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