Blogs have been around for awhile…I know this, but I always thought it was just a bunch of people with nothing better to do. Now, I have seen the other side. The Web has always been a community, but has finally become a TRUE community just in the past couple years. And for the sake of my students (I teach art and, eventually, technology at Murray Language Academy in Chicago) , I wanted to try to make this a part of my life and see where it leads. And hopefully, I can bring it back to my students in September with a bunch of ideas.
Image from The Photography of Joachim Krill
First, the purpose here is to be inspired by other artworks. I feel that artists do not work in a bubble and need to devour visual images in order to become a better artist. The first artist I wanted to highlight is Joachim Krill. I bought a piece of his artwork at the Wells Street Art Fair in Chicago and it is truly fascinating. He has designed the world’s largest portable instant camera. It takes 20″ x 30″ Polaroid photographs. His photos can best be described as surrealist installations. The photos he takes are actual pictures. Photoshop was not used to create them. Enjoy!