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02 Outside the Memorial

Memorial Tribute to a Legend

Just about every guitarist, from bedroom noodler to stadium shredder, knows Jimi Hendrix. The man may just be the greatest guitar player to ever live and one of the most creative and original musicians in history. That’s why I was honored and thrilled to visit the Hendrix Memorial in Renton, Washington. Like many other great […]

16 Vader's Force Choke Apparently Doesn't Work On Me

STAR WARS Comes to Seattle’s EMP Museum

It’s really no secret that I’m a massive Star Wars fan. So when I heard that there was an exhibit filled with original Star Wars costumes at the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum at the Seattle Center, making time to get over there was a no-brainer. Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and The Power of Costume […]

03 Inspecting the Heavy Impasto

Jackson Pollock at SAM (Seattle Art Museum)

In my never ending quest to see all the Jackson Pollock paintings that I can, I made a visit to the Seattle Art Museum where Sea Change is displayed, in all its glory. Sea Change, was created in 1947 at the beginning of Jackson Pollock’s “drip-period” and was previously owned by art patron Peggy Guggenheim […]

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A Day at The Getty with Jackson Pollock’s MURAL

One of the things I was eager to do as soon as the spring semester ended at LMU was to go see Mural by Jackson Pollock at The Getty. Mural, an early work and his largest painting, is an example of abstract expressionism by Pollock. Pollock is my favorite artist and I’ve had the good […]

12 Expressionist Cinema - Metropolis and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Other Great Art at LACMA

As if the Stanley Kubrick exhibit wasn’t enough of a reason to spend the day at LACMA, there was also another exhibit titled Masterworks of Expressionist Cinema: Caligari and Metropolis. The influence of filmmakers Robert Wiene and Fritz Lang through their revolutionary and iconic films, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) and Metropolis (1927) respectively, […]

06 Eyes Wide Shut Masks

Stanley Kubrick at LACMA

One thing that I was looking forward to over my winter break was the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  I had heard terrific things about it and was eager to see everything for myself.  Everyone who has an interest in film or even just a love of Kubrick movies […]

Lennon tie dye art

Fly Dye Art

Today on campus, I had a chance to nourish my artistic soul by buying an original painting by Tony B. Conscious, the Ghetto Van-Go.  He introduced his unique “Fly Dye Art” in 2004.  He uses acrylic paint, stencils and glitter in a style that’s a combination of graffiti art, airbrushing and tie dye.  Tony had a […]

"No. 1, 1949" @ MOCA

Jackson Pollock exhibit @ the MOCA

Today I had a fantastic opportunity to see my favorite Jackson Pollock painting, “No. 1, 1949,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The MOCA (across the street from the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, seen in the photos below) is running an exhibit featuring a wide variety of other contemporary American artists, including Lee Krasner (Pollock’s wife), Andy Warhol, Franz Kline, Robert […]

"A Pollock of My Very Own - One" (b)

My Own Pollock-Inspired Artwork

I’ve become a real fan of abstract expressionist, Jackson Pollock.  His vision and technique have so intrigued me, that I started experimenting on a canvas in my own backyard.  It was much more difficult than I expected and took several days to complete each painting, but finally I was able to create a couple of […]

Art or "mere unorganized explosions of random energy''?

My Art History 101

I’ve always enjoyed abstract art because no one can tell you what you’re supposed to see in it; you simply determine that for yourself.  I remember when I was a little kid, a huge abstract painting hung over the sofa in our family room.  I insisted that it was a painting of a white wolf […]

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