Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Winter!!!

Great job on the Runway folks...
I've heard many rave reviews of your work!
See you in 2012...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

performance O de Sagazan

enjoy this...compliments of Dave Nelson...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

garment/prothesis inspiration

Ruthie has a bunch of fantastic links on her class site to check out...
as well as some videos...
you will probably just need to sign in with your compass account.

Ruthie's links


Matthew Barney has created some characters for his Cremaster Cycle...and there is also a book in our library with fantastic images...Red N 6537 B223 A4 well as the 30 minute clip from Cremaster 3: The Order.

in the art of fashion realm...check out
Alexander McQueen
I also have the catalog from his recent show at the Met in New York if you want to take a look.

do a google image search for Maison Martin Margiela...his site is great too

and a bit in the "other" category...
people working with body modifications...(just to spark ideas...)

a guy who believes the body is obsolete...he incorporates technology and robotics into his work...which is usually his body.
Yes...he has an ear on his arm.

Orlan is an artist who became known for doing performances while she underwent plastic surgery...she chose features from "ideal" women in artworks...such as the Mona Lisa...and had them implemented on herself to create a new identity.
Here is an interview.

and just because...
try looking up Cindy Jackson...known as the living Barbie doll...I think she's up to something like 61 surgeries now in order to look like her favorite doll...
here's an article about how Barbie has influenced our gender roles...

More later...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cluster 3: design strategies

Richard Deacon

Ernesto Neto

Joep Van Lieshout of Atelier Van Lieshout

Ahmed Alsoudani

Berlinde De Bruyckere
sculpture...(a personal fave...)

Romare Bearden


Sarah Sze
go see her work in the Seattle the lobby of the ballet/opera house.

Susan Collis

Jules De Balincourt

Tony Oursler

see his work at the Seattle Central library.

Pipilotti Rist etc. etc.

see corresponding video here

Jenny Robinson
printmaker (large her "about my work")

Jenny Schmid

Nan Goldin

Catherine Opie

Jenny Saville

Merry Alpern
Dirty Windows is in our library...TR 676 A47...check it out.

Duane Michals

Jo Babcock
pinhole photography...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I know each of you have different directives for your book while some of these examples may not directly apply to your assignments...
thought it might be good for inspiration...there is a large variety of techniques and materials that may just get that hamster wheel in your head turning...

Andrea Dezso not only does amazing book and journal work...check out her embroidery, video and sculpture too.

Lizzie Thomas

Mike Stilkey...does "book sculptures" and installations

a BLOG about art and language

book WORK by various artists from a past exhibition at Minneapolis' Walker Art Center (which is AWESOME and you should visit)

Ed Ruscha
did a number of artists books...many a sort of visual catalog approach like his Twentysix Gasoline Stations and Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass

and of course...Cornish's own Dan Schafer

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Hello all you new 2011 students...
this is the blog I (Jessica Bender) keep for inspiring...hopefully...and assisting you all in your first year studies...
stay tuned for links to artists...images...articles...and other odds and ends throughout each CORE concepts cluster.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summer at Cornish

soft I-Pod by Samantha J. Smith

soooooo many good examples here

and do google image searches for these artists...
Claes Oldenburg-soft sculptures
Louise Bourgeois
Yayoi Kusama


Max Ernst "Two Children are threatened by a Nightengale" 1924

picasso sculptures

and these artists...

Salvador Dali-found object sculptures
Joseph Cornell-boxes
Marcel Duchamp
Robert Rauschenberg "Combines"
Lee Bontecou
Merit Oppenheim "Object"
Ed Kienholz
Louise Nevelson
Sarah Sze
Jessica Stockholder
Dario Robleto

Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's your party...

need inspiration...???
check out all the great artist links on this blog...
there's a little of everything.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


try this site from MIT to get a random exhibition title for your next show...
the lazy curator

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Need color inspiration???

THIS link is courtesy of Kristin Tollefson...
click on any of the colors to see more about it's history, time period and pigment qualities.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Another video about biking

This video appeared courtesy of Marc Dombrosky via some magical type of blogosphere mix-up...??? It doesn't have to do with color theory but it's awesome and you should watch it.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


watch this video

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Google Art Project

check this out...
you can tour international museums and galleries...
get super close ups of the artwork...and create your own collection to share with friends or...???

It uses the same mapping technology that we learned about last semester in a Wed. night lecture...
pretty amazing.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Here is a link to a short article about the color PINK...
in honor of our Foundations color...
written by David Byrne.
I bet there's a few things you didn't know about this fantastic color...
like it's history in Washington state...Tacoma (253!) correctional facilities.

and if you prefer other colors...
go here and search "colors" for other essays from Cabinet Magazine about an array of colors...
some you may have never heard of...

speaking of Pink...
this book review happened to be in the New York Times...
about the possible effects this color...being heavily marketed to very young girls...may have on their development of identity and what that may say about our society...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Welcome Back!!!

Welcome to Cluster 5: The Matrix

get's color...