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So Monday I had a surprise dentist appointment, in which I ended up sitting in a waiting room for a good hour and a half. I'm pretty sure the office stereo went through an entire cycle of Christmas songs while I was there. Needless to say, a painful experience. Caroling aside, I had a very enjoyable evening of making stencils, followed by a night of spontaneously freehanding with Eli, until we dined in the Castro at three in the morning (Bless 24 hr diners!) and passed out back at my house as the sun rose. That's a fairly condensed version of the start of my week, anyhoo. Being brief about such things is a skill to practice, considering how often we are carelessly asked about our day. In my case nobody asked at allso more reason to condense it! I guess what I really have to say is that I've been feeling pretty good about the state of my life. In retrospect, it was this about time last December when my wellbeing hit an all-time low, so I should count this as a personal victory. No cavities either, somebody should congratulate me for that. 

And then Tues, I slept through most of it but later went to a dinner party, I can't talk about that yet though eeeeeee.... oh man.

I try to keep my journals on here relatively impersonal and art-related, so ah. Oh yes. I'm a little late in the game, but THE ARMORY SHOW. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armory show, the 1913 avant-garde art exhibition which redefined art in United States, causing an influx of inventive thinking which ultimately reestablished New York as the art center of the world. Prior to the Armory show, America relied on Europe, or specifically Paris, then the world’s art capital, to experiment, innovate, and redefine art. While the shock and influence of the Armory show is often blown out of proportion by art enthusiasts eager to mythologize it, the exhibition nonetheless made modern art significantly more accessible to the American masses and, as said by Kimberly Orcutt, museum curator and co-organizer of the Armory Show's 100th anniversary celebration, "It created a public dialogue about contemporary art that had never existed before." Whether the Armory Show was received well or poorly by those who were exposed to it, the significant factor is that it sparked discussion and consideration for the direction in which art was going, and instilled in American Artists the belief that they could experiment freely. The frontier of the art world was now on american soil, paving the way for abstract modernism to thrive in the American landscape for decades to come. There's a good article reflecting on the Armory show here. Checkit! While I've got more of a thing for the impressionists, early modernism is easily my second favorite period in art history. I love conceptual art gah. 
  • Mood: Compassion
  • Listening to: Stereolab
  • Reading: The Art Forger


Ingrid Gendreau
San Francisco, California

I'm very fond of many people! But maintaining bonds is a weak point of mine, and I feel most comfortable loving people from a distance. I feel a certain compassion for all my mutual watchers and friends on this website, even though I don't demonstrate this by talking much. If I drop conversations or don't respond, it's just because of my nature as a noncommittal introvert who gets kind of dazzled and light-headed when met with too much social stimulation. 'Course, there are things that outweigh the importance of maintaining my social comfort! If you want to talk about something close to the heart, hit me up. I want to understand people as much as I can. Idle-talk s'ok too, nonchalance can really put the mind at ease.


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maynams Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fove+fav 
saphir93 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
Ooooh!Nice art! *___* Thanks!!! Glad you like it! :D
 You are welcome! ;)
Nikugetsbored Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im just wondering, why is some of you figure art tagged ruth asawa?
Feyoka Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Oi, thank you for all the support. 

Wow! Did you find me by looking her up? I go to Ruth Asawa San Francisco High School of the Arts!
As of recently they renamed the building in memory of her. My pieces made using my school's resources
are tagged appropriately.
Nikugetsbored Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, thats what I thought. Yeah, I did look her up. I'm going there next year so I was trying to find some information on the school or art done by students going there. You're a great artist, by the way.
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