Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Happy New Year and a great new read
Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all had a great time last night and were able to be somewhat productive today. Hard to believe that 2007 is over all ready, but am anxious to see what 2008 brings. Hopefully it will see more production done in the studio and also more projects with the illustrations. I am also happy to have found a new and interesting book from Phaidon called "30,000 years of art" thanks to a gift from my Mentor Martin Skoro. Now I know you are probably thinking not another art history book, but the thing that really stuck out to me was the fact that it traces history as a whole to current date rather than jumping back and forth between cultures and timeframes. I know that doesn't lend itself to a complete history of a time period and all the cultures within it, but it really creates a nice new look at the history of art in general. Another cool thing about this book that makes it stand out against the others is the fact that it is nearly 1100 pages and weighs an astonishing 14 lbs. Such a huge book makes for one that you rest on the table to read rather than hoisting it onto your lap. Believe me when your legs start to go numb, time to put the book down! Anyways, just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and hope all of your resolutions are broken already!