Today I went on a photo shoot with my friend and artist, Stephanie Trevino! We traveled to Hungarian Falls with six bags full of artwork, cameras, snacks, towels and clothes in order to document the necktie hair pieces that I have been creating. To think what all the other hikers must of been thinking as they past Stephanie and myself with our bags sprawled across the rocks and me making funny poses and holding my car sun reflector in order to create the perfectly lit scene. It was a wonderful afternoon of laughter and exercise amongst the beauty of Michigan's Upper Peninsula!
I am so excited to see what moments and awkward faces Stephanie captured. We should be meeting this week to look over the photos.... Yay!
After she finished photographing seven of my hair pieces, I donned a pair of black nylons with a creme skirt my grandma had made for me a few years back. Stephanie is working on a project that involves documenting the process of someone wearing, playing in, and destroying the black nylons. It was a complete blast climbing on rocks, playing in water, ripping, and storing items like buttons in those black nylons. I felt almost like a nymph or a woodland fairy with all the leaves that I stuck in my hair and inside my nylons.
As usual, it is always a great adventure with Trevino...
Ever since I started thinking about my diploma works project, an internal battle has pursued. I debated whether I should do a project that is client based or a project that is self driven and more along the lines of fine art.
Today I had a meeting with my professor Denise. All I have to say is THANK YOU Denise for helping me sort out my thoughts. I have decided to go in a more self driven exploration that will allow me to incorporate all of the materials exploration that I have done over the past three years. The idea would be to center my project around the theme of masculinity versus femininity, which has been a theme throughout much of my past work, a theme that I have just recently realized how much it speaks to my heart. I will continue to ideate and explore this concept further and fill you in along the way.