Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blast from the Past...The Letter Project (freshman year)

When I was a freshman in college, about a couple of years ago,
I did this one project where I found the addresses of people who were also named Ariyana and then I mailed them random drawings....

First Ariyana would get my envelope:

And then once Ariyana opened the envelope, the explanation:

In hindsight it does sound a bit creepy/crazy, but at least one person did not thing so.

That person is one of the Ariyana Randolph (of Ten20 Chicago) who recently found me out and sent an email:

"Hello Ariyana!
Great to finally solve a great mystery in life- long ago (as in 2 years) you sent me an incredible piece of mail that at the time was quite puzzling. Now that I finally have discovered that you are an artist... I am glad our paths cosmically crossed! The world needs for random acts of art! Thanks again."

It was so long ago, that I forgot I even did it, especially since a lot of the letters got returned.
So, rummaged around and found the photo copies of some drawings I did...which were quick 5 minute drawings of moments, scenes of something I was watching, how I was feeling at the time, what I was looking at....

Now that I think about it, I guess I was into inflicting my art on innocent bystanders at the time. I also did another project that year, Books Incognito, where I carved out the inside of books, put some found art sculptures inside and put them in the library. I put an email address in case other people found them, but then I forgot the password and then the email address in the long run I kind of fail at these things....

BUT - I was someone's mystery for a little while! How COOL is that!?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Comic exercise

...actually, these are from a while ago, but I finally got around to inking them...I'm really rusty....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2011!!!~~~ Thailand/Korea Sketches

Opening 2011 blog posts with sketches from the tail end of 2010 :P
These sketches are from my trip to Thailand and Korea (when I went to volunteer for SIGGRAPH ASIA 2010 Conference in Seoul)

details of my favorites can be found on my flickr....which I forgot I had until now.

Oh and the stickers on the cover of my sketchbook were from the iberry in Chiang Mai owned by Thai comedian/artist Note Udom. He was actually there when I went, but I didn't know who he was at the time, but my aunt made me take a picture with him anyway.
He said to me, "You don't know who I am, but one day I'll be famous."

Meanwhile I'm so jealous because HE OWNS an ICE CREAM store with a boutique where he also sells art/design work with his face/disturbing cool stuff...that seems more fun than being famous, especially the ice cream part...

ANYWAY: My resolutions for 2011 are pretty simple:
1.Keep doing what I want to do, but in moderation....STEAK!

3.I'm not sure how my desk and room got trashed before I left the country, but CLEAN IT UP AND GET BACK TO WORK!!!