ON ART AND SCIENCE
Last summer, as part of The Art Of Science Policy exhibition at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in DC, I was invited to speak at Visualizing Science Policy in 20x20 along with a number of other artists and scientists. You can read more about the event here on the AAAS site.
All of the talks are available online here. Mine explains details of some paintings from my Apple Pie series, and it explores how art and science are about questions instead of answers. It begins at the 57 minute mark!
I love painting people who love each other, and I especially enjoy filling the space between the subjects with those feelings. If you’re interested in a double portrait or a group portrait, look for those options on my pricelist.
I do a lot of teaching on my blog, but I do it without much interaction. This winter, that’s going to change with Soul Food!
Together with over 30 other artists, I’ll be sharing a snippet of my creative life via video and then working with Soul Food participants online to hone the skills I’ve presented. My class will focus on drawing with colorful pens and going after confidence in mark-making.
For more information and to sign up for the full series of courses, go here!
POSTERS AND PRINTS FOR SALE
This poster is one presentation of Crime Against Nature, the book I published at the end of 2012. It combines an image of the work with the text from the book to create a punchy little meme that sums up the point of the project: that we don’t know as much about what is actually natural as we think we do!
MY NEW SERIES
These days, I’m working on a new collection of portraits. Cover/Flaunt explores the ways we minimize or emphasize different facets of our identities in order to navigate mainstream culture.
BOOKS FOR SALE
I now have a section of my site that gathers all my books together in one location. This also allowed me to put the entire e-book Crime Against Nature directly on my site. You can flip through it here.
And, to celebrate my tenth anniversary as a full-time working artist, I published this new e-book. It’s about how art marketing isn’t just about selling more art. You can read it here for FREE, or there’s a downloadable PDF version of the book available for $3.
WRITINGS AND TALKINGS ON THE WEB
- My free culture advocacy was remarked on here by Leigh Beadon of Tech Dirt in 2012.
BLOGGING WITH VIDEO AND IN FRENCH
I keep a blog that is sometimes in French and often in English—more and more the articles and videos are presented bilingually. It’s a lot of writing and process images with a good amount of photos and videos too.
The video at right is an example of my vlogging. In it, I talk about how hard work is more important than talent.
ON FREE CULTURE
I understand that copyright as a law protects the expression of an idea and not the idea itself, but copyright as a concept extends into other realms, both in my brain and in society.
In my brain copyright makes me feel like I own what I contribute to culture, which is silly since I use so much of the culture that already exists in order to make new culture. And in society copyright often ends up being used to stop artists from sampling from other artists, interrupting how culture evolves.
“Artist Gwenn Seemel’s post ‘How I make sure my art doesn’t get ripped off on the Internet’ is a wonderfully calm, sensible, and practical approach to living as a 21st century artist in an age where reproduction is a given.”
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