10/08/2005: "3-D Squared"
Last night I went to see a co-worker's opening at the state museum (she's the painting professor at UAS). Her work was a set of really interesting drawings. In another part of the museum they had a section for recent acquisitions. I guess they got some grant money to buy work of Alaskan contemporary artists “of high quality” and I saw pieces by many artists I know and I felt…well, envious I guess, especially since one of the women shown had only been painting for 5 years (BITCH!) …kidding…sorta
On the ground floor they had an exhibit of 3-d colored pencil drawings…you had to wear the glasses and everything but it was so much fun. I sat down at the kiddy table and colored a picture of my own while wearing the 3-D glasses. With the glasses on it looked amazing but once you took them off it was plain ole colored pencil drawing. I wanted to keep a pair of the glasses to wear around town, you know, like to the grocery store and for a walk on the beach...I'm not sure if using 3-d glasses to watch the 3-d world will make things look more multi-dimensional or not but it didn't matter in the end because I returned them like a good girl.
I’m glad that I went, even though things like that tend to act like an abrasive on my fragile ego…still, this morning I woke up really wanting to paint and I’ve been painting all day so I’m not complaining.