Friday, March 20, 2009

fiber arts

i sewed this sheep for my final project for my "off-loom textiles" class. i dyed the burlap, embroidered the side, and then sewed and stuffed the sheep. it was fun, and now it lives on my bed. i got an A on my project. :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

sheep art!

jesiah shared this video with me, and i think its so funny! i love sheep, they're my favorite animal.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Hosea 2:7 She will pursue her lovers, but she will not overtake them; And she will seek them, but will not find them. Then she will say, 'I will go back to my first husband, For it was better for me than now!'
"Mostly, when we cannot obtain in this world what we wish, when we have been wearied with the impossibility of our search of earthly desires, then the thought of God returns to the soul; then, what was before distasteful, becomes peasant to us' He whose commands had been bitter to the soul, suddenly in memory becomes sweet to her, and the sinful soul determines to be a faithful wife."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Fabricated Image: Artist’s statement: Final Portfolio

The original inspiration for my work came from our assignment Constructed Realities. I began to explore the idea of creating a scene that would be almost normal, but then begin to deviate from “normal”. I was looking to create an almost surreal moment, which causes the viewer to ask unanswerable questions. There is no desire for these images to make sense or be straightforward. Bruce Charlesworth’s work encouraged me to present a seemingly serious process that contains hints of humor behind it.
The character interacts with a plant in a creepy, strange space. I chose for the lighting to come from a single-source flash to push the feeling displacement that occurs in this space. I wanted it to seem as if she was being watched and documented, and I feel that the use of lighting pushes this further. For part two, that proceeds the original scene, the girl continues to interact in this space with the plant, and a second character is introduced: the goldfish. It is not shown if she pours the fish into the sink or not. I also wanted for these images to not be able to be placed in a specific time period (within reason), so I chose props that would not signal to a particular era.
In the future I would like to continue with this kind of work that questions reality and process.

final photography portfolio

Sunday, March 1, 2009

statement of the week according to erin and tatum

The Bible should stretch you. You can't stretch the Bible.

These past couple weeks I've been reading a book titled "Evangelical Feminism and Biblical Truth" by Wayne Grudem. Basically he addresses a lot (180 or something) of claims by "evangelical feminists" about what the Bible says about various women-related topics (mostly concerning women's roles in ministry and marriage). The conclusion that Tatum and I have come to is that within this subject, and many other "controversial" Biblical topics, liberal Christians and other people opposed to the truth of the Bible stretch God's word to fit their views, claims, ideals, etc. We are to desire for the Word to stretch us! It seems so simple, that we are to read the Word with a pure and humble heart. But then too many people read things into scripture that are simply not there. Many people have this silly idea that the Bible is meant to fit into and change for culture. This idea can lead toward universalism and has infinite possibilities for false doctrine.
God's Word is truth, and He wants purity of heart and a humble spirit from us.