Installation View of my final from 2013.

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Fantasia Barrino in the background lol Working working working
Fantasia Barrino in the background lol

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Fantasia Barrino in the background lol

Web-Site Update

I am finally making progress on my portfolio website. I just finished the front page. This page alone contains about 116 lines of code (Both HTML/CSS) The drop down menu gave me the most trouble. The links work too, so when I click them they take you directly to my tumblr and my twitter. I still have a bit to go with this. Just thought I share my small achievement <3

New and Improved portfolio website coming soon!

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I keep saying I am going to write more on this blog so here goes!

     If you have kept up with my videos, you would know about my growing interest in HTML, CSS, and other forms of graphic/web design. Today I started putting together the first few pieces of my custom portfolio website. I have never done anything like this and I didn’t realize how interesting and gratifying this could be. I also saw it as a way for me to stumble on a way to make money to support my art making practice after I graduate college. This was a serious concern I had going through art school. The same question was echoing in my head while as I came closer to my senior year. “How am I going to support myself while I am building my painting career?” The amount of money that is being spent to go to this school, I felt I definitely deserved to make a decent income after I leave here. I am very adamant about finding stability outside of my parental aid that I am so blessed to have at this point in my life. So I feel determined to take advantage of every opportunity I have to educate myself. There is no reason to leave my college with no useful skills that can help me earn cash before my career gets serious attention.

     I do not want to be limited to janitorial work or food service as a form of income. (Not saying that I look down on anyone who does these things. I was a janitor for a while to make money a few years ago.) I think it is funny that I never really considered web design as something I could be interested in. I just never thought about it in this way before. I considered teaching (It just seemed the obvious thing to do since I wanted to be a painter, but I never wanted to be an educator because I needed to make a paycheck and a classroom setting isn’t appealing to me. I only wanted to educate if I felt I had something relevant to say and teach.) I even considered gallery/museum work. (I am far too biased in my opinions to work in a gallery. I just want to be represented and shown in galleries. Not work in them) Then I decided that web design is something just about everyone needs and is willing to pay for so here I am now learning how to make this work. The occupation is flexible to any schedule and I can do it on my terms. My portfolio website is my first project and I am taking a web design course this summer to have a more formal learning atmosphere. I’m excited to see where this goes and I can finally let out a breath of relief knowing that I have a chance for stability.

     It is very disturbing to me that seniors are leaving this school without knowing where there income is coming from. They spent 4+ years in an art school institution under the impression that they will be able to live off painting until they realize that the world does not work that way. (At least not immediately. It is certainly possible, but we have to figure out what to do in the mean time.) The art institution that I am attending teaches you a CRAFT and it is up to the individual to make it an ART FORM that is lucrative. There is a business side to all of this and at the end of the day we have to eat and have a place to live and work. I think that’s all I have to say about that.

Hope you guys are having a fabulous spring <3

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alexanderreynolds:

Alexander Reynolds
(Working Artist Statement ) The recent work shows the events and ranges emotions that can be experienced during the confines of a romantic affair. These issues are expressed through large oil paintings. This medium allows me to have complete control of how the image is constructed. I’m using the landscape as a metaphor for the newness and beauty of this intense situation. The characters explore and endure each other simultaneously exist through this new environment. The paintings are romanticized images, created so I can experience nostalgic events in a more beautiful and ornate way.

CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.
CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.
CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.

alexanderreynolds:

Alexander Reynolds
(Working Artist Statement ) The recent work shows the events and ranges emotions that can be experienced during the confines of a romantic affair. These issues are expressed through large oil paintings. This medium allows me to have complete control of how the image is constructed. I’m using the landscape as a metaphor for the newness and beauty of this intense situation. The characters explore and endure each other simultaneously exist through this new environment. The paintings are romanticized images, created so I can experience nostalgic events in a more beautiful and ornate way.

CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.
CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.
CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.

alexanderreynolds:

Alexander Reynolds
(Working Artist Statement ) The recent work shows the events and ranges emotions that can be experienced during the confines of a romantic affair. These issues are expressed through large oil paintings. This medium allows me to have complete control of how the image is constructed. I’m using the landscape as a metaphor for the newness and beauty of this intense situation. The characters explore and endure each other simultaneously exist through this new environment. The paintings are romanticized images, created so I can experience nostalgic events in a more beautiful and ornate way.

CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.
CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.
CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.

alexanderreynolds:

Alexander Reynolds
(Working Artist Statement ) The recent work shows the events and ranges emotions that can be experienced during the confines of a romantic affair. These issues are expressed through large oil paintings. This medium allows me to have complete control of how the image is constructed. I’m using the landscape as a metaphor for the newness and beauty of this intense situation. The characters explore and endure each other simultaneously exist through this new environment. The paintings are romanticized images, created so I can experience nostalgic events in a more beautiful and ornate way.

CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.
CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.
CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.

alexanderreynolds:

Alexander Reynolds
(Working Artist Statement ) The recent work shows the events and ranges emotions that can be experienced during the confines of a romantic affair. These issues are expressed through large oil paintings. This medium allows me to have complete control of how the image is constructed. I’m using the landscape as a metaphor for the newness and beauty of this intense situation. The characters explore and endure each other simultaneously exist through this new environment. The paintings are romanticized images, created so I can experience nostalgic events in a more beautiful and ornate way.

CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.
CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.
CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.

alexanderreynolds:

Alexander Reynolds
(Working Artist Statement ) The recent work shows the events and ranges emotions that can be experienced during the confines of a romantic affair. These issues are expressed through large oil paintings. This medium allows me to have complete control of how the image is constructed. I’m using the landscape as a metaphor for the newness and beauty of this intense situation. The characters explore and endure each other simultaneously exist through this new environment. The paintings are romanticized images, created so I can experience nostalgic events in a more beautiful and ornate way.

CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.
CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.
CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.

alexanderreynolds:

Alexander Reynolds

(Working Artist Statement ) The recent work shows the events and ranges emotions that can be experienced during the confines of a romantic affair. These issues are expressed through large oil paintings. This medium allows me to have complete control of how the image is constructed. I’m using the landscape as a metaphor for the newness and beauty of this intense situation. The characters explore and endure each other simultaneously exist through this new environment. The paintings are romanticized images, created so I can experience nostalgic events in a more beautiful and ornate way.

CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.

CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.

CHECK OUT MY WORK ON MY BEHANCE PROFILE AND MY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE.