Tuesday, April 28, 2009

limited edition artist book

I have made a book, titled You have the words I cannot seem to find, that will be for sale at my thesis exhibition. It includes my thesis writing and images of the work I've made during graduate school. It is a 100 page volume that was published by Blurb, and will be available as a limited edition (20 hard cover books and 30 soft cover books). Each book will also include a handmade flip book called "How To Make Now", which comes along with a "Now Kit" that provides you with everything you need to make a now. Hard cover books are $75 and soft cover books are $40. If you're interested in purchasing one but won't be able to make it to the show, please contact me.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

write your name in the air with your butt!

I found this video on PSU's Social Practice blog while I was working in my school's computer lab, and I so wanted to jump up and try it (but I got shy and imagined my movements instead). I am going to do this with my next sculpture class for sure.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

why bachelorette parties are fun

(pictures taken by Rebecca West Fraser)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Alicia masks!

I should probably keep this a surprise.... but I can't help myself. These masks will be handed out at the door to my thesis show so that everyone who comes in to look at the work will look exactly like me (and see the work through my eyes). I think it's going to make for quite an interesting opening... I wonder what it will do to the social atmosphere? You won't be able to automatically recognize people when you walk into the gallery, so perhaps it will make people more inclined to actually look at the work. Or maybe it will do just the opposite, and people will just be looking at each other, trying to figure out who everyone is and laughing at the ridiculousness of it. It will be ridiculous for sure. I can't wait!

Monday, April 13, 2009

to do:

(crossing things off a list is so satisfying)

image correction

the old:

the new:

(too bad I had to order 1,000 postcards in order to realize that it was too dark)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

My Lover's Lint, 2008

graphite wall drawing, belly button lint, pins

happy springtime!

I was recently told to watch Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno videos, which are short films about the mating habits of bugs and animals. I just finished watching every single one... the sets and costumes are so simple and amazing! Here's the one about bees... watch it and then do a dance for flowers!

(thanks, Joe Bigley)

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Ecstasy Of Influence, 2009

(so difficult to capture with a photograph!)

ramp: 12"h x 24"w x 12o"d
billboard: 90"h x 60"w x 30"d

proximity sensor, Arduino, 33 servo motors, electronic components, plexiglas, wood

moving pictures

I just found this on my computer while searching through my videos. It makes me nostalgic...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Between Now And Then, 2009

2"h x 2.5"w x 8.5"d

custom engraved sign and mounting hardware
(photos on the left were taken looking east, photos on the right were taken looking west)

Friday, April 3, 2009

send me your address and I'll send you this postcard

I just ordered my postcards and I'm so excited about mailing them out, especially since many of my loved ones won't be able to attend the show. So, if you email me your address I will mail you a card (even if you live in Norway). My email address is: aliciaceggert@gmail.com. 
Hope to hear from you!