#66-80 self portraits 6.20.2019

#66-80 self portraits 6.20.2019

Here's another post about my 100-day self portrait project. This includes self portraits 66 through 80. You can find the first 65 in these posts: #1-16: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/04/18/1-16-self-portraits-4-18-2019/ # 17-34: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/05/09/17-self-portraits-5-9-2019/ # 35-50: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/05/23/35-50-self-portraits-5-23-2019/ # 51-65: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/06/06/51-65-self-portraits-6-6-2019/ You can also find them all on my Instagram stories. 66. buoyant, oil pastel67. as child, watercolor68. as snake [...]

“Walk Through Walls” book 11.15.2018

“Walk Through Walls” book 11.15.2018

I recently finished reading Walk Through Walls, a memoir by performance artist Marina Abramovic, published in 2016. (Earlier this year, I posted her "Artist's Life Manifesto" on this blog.) Abramovic is known for unusual performances which many think are perverted, controversial, or vulgar. Because she's a female artist, and around my age, I wanted to learn more [...]

new bowl 2.2.2017

new bowl 2.2.2017

Here's another new bowl design that I plan to make more of. Instead of making it on a potter's wheel, I squeezed coils of clay together. This "hand-building" makes for a bowl that isn't perfectly round, isn't perfectly smooth, plus I purposefully formed the top edge to be uneven. Something about the imperfect quality attracts [...]

slab vases 10.27.2016

slab vases 10.27.2016

Earlier this year, I posted about a found piece of rust for which I built a vase from slabs of clay. Delighted with the result, I planned a series, creating slab-built vases to match the differently-sized rust pieces. The last vase came out of the kiln earlier this week. Today, I'm documenting the vases pre-rust. Here [...]