My Saturday

Before I forget, don't forget about the next creative challenge. You can find details here. Now onto my Saturday events.

Let me start off by saying that Luis came over on Friday night and stayed over. Yeah, I know... everyone is like "Wasn't he the one looking for someone to take care of him?" Yeah, but I still think of him as a friend and he is a cool person. I just ain't supporting him. Don't judge me!!! lol Well, Saturday we woke up early and went to have coffee and danishes. He had NEVER even heard of Starbucks. I thought they were everywhere now, including Honduras. Oh well.

Then we went to a drawing session at the LGBT Center. I have been attending for the last few weeks and thoroughly enjoy it. It is a great creative break. I don't pretend to be a great fine artist but just enjoy it and Luis enjoyed it as well. Here is one of my better drawings from that day. Don't laugh, I am still learning.

If anyone is interested it is $10/wk and runs every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Yes, there are nude models for you bashful types but it is done in good taste.

Afterwards Luis had to go to work and I went to the Chelsea Art Tour. This event is held once a month and your paid admission ($15) gives you access to several Chelsea Art galleries and a guide who highlights notable pieces. Sometimes you even stumble on the artist there at the gallery to have a little discourse. I usually go to the LGBT one but went to the "Best Of" this time, which is pretty much the same just without a focus on the LGBT artists. I have to say that every time that I go, I usually find one or two pieces that just blow me away. I will start with that one.

I don't remember the name to this piece but I loved how just the anticipation to visualation process of this piece. As you can see from the pics that it is an installation piece. It takes up a huge area of around 30 X 30. How you walked upon the piece is from another room and all that you saw were little lines of color on the ceiling. As you followed them around, you came into this space as seen in the pictures. You can't see from the pics but it is made up of thousands of little plastic men that make up a tornado. Where the tornado touches the ground is one single plastic man.

I like this tour because open up the floor for what each groups gets from the piece. My group came up with two. One is that one man can make a change that ripples throughout the world. The other is that we all came from one man and have developed into many different cultures, races, etc as seen by the different color plastic men towards the top of the tornado.

The piece with the waterfall, towards the bottom, had the most controversy. I thought that was weird considering the next set that I will talk about. People were highly disturbed by this piece because all that the artist did was search the internet and "appropriate" other people's pictures and blow them up to about 6-8 feet tall, making them all pixelated and is charging thousands of dollars for each piece. Hmmm, I am in the wrong field. What do you think?

The bright pics that are very cartoon-ish was the next set that caused a ruckus. The white blotches that you see common throughout this set looks very much like sperm. As you can see from some of the pics that it is going into some of the guys mouth and they are playing in it and couples are having sex. Yeah, I said having sex, see if you can find them. This is all while the world is in chaos and destruction. The group's thoughts were that we live in a time where death and disease are so rampant but yet, life, love and a sense of being care-free still continues.

Ok, so that this post won't be too long, I have posted all of the pics in case people just want to see them. Mind you, the pics don't do any justice to the pieces.


Ailed LittleKnight December 10, 2007 2:29 PM  

Where can I go to pose nude?

Nef B.F. December 10, 2007 8:31 PM  

Man were you a busy bee... :)... Well puts my weekend to shame.
It's good to know you had an eventful weekend. Have fun with Jury Duty :)

Ty December 11, 2007 5:57 AM  

@ Nef - I am here at the court house now. Ugh.

@ Allied - You can go nude any place you would like. Can't say that the law will agree but you can do it. lol If you want to pose for classes like this, it is just a matter of finding where these classes are being held and getting in good with the coordinator. It can be very lucrative. $$$$

bLaQ~n~MiLD December 11, 2007 9:47 AM  

Ok I wanna pose Nude too!!! LoL. Drrrrraaaaaaawwwww my pee pee damnit! LoL.


Lyrically speaking December 13, 2007 12:51 PM  

Wow! Had no idea you were that much into art Mr. Ty :)
the pics are soooooooooooo cool

need more info about the Chelsea galleries so i'll email you

ponoono December 16, 2007 5:47 PM  

was dat models pee pee really smaller than one of d fingers on his hand? lmao.... not very complimentary!

looks like a great day at the musee though...

the subliminal butt fuckers in the colored set are really not so subliminal at all..