Thursday, September 3, 2009

Artist Statement

Hello, my name is Jess Castaldi and ever since I was little, I have had an interest in the arts. My background lies in the craft world having done things such as scrapbooking, origami, and other areas. I also have a very strong love of Mathematics and have considered going in to the field of architecture or interior design. My style tends to lean towards an illustration or graphic nature as shown in my last painting project of the giant door in which I emphasized perspective. I love to incorporate myself in my work in some way; the door piece enforces how I view the world based on my height. Since I am short, I often find myself having to reach up to things and that is shown in the piece by the doorknob being above my head.

Recently I have started to use duct tape as a medium and I hope to develop that skill and incorporate it into my work. I also hope to incorporate my background in the craft world into my work as a fine artist as I feel there are certain aesthetics in the design of that field; I want to meld the two worlds together.

1 comment:

  1. Jess- I think you have a pretty solid artist statement. I do think your explaination of your door painting was clear and concise, but I'm not sure if it's in good practice to discuss single projects. This isn't a criticism, I'm just not sure.

    I would re-word the sentence about your background slightly. "having done things such as scrapbooking, oragami, and other areas" could be "and have worked with scrapbooking, oragami, and in other areas". Again I'm reaching a little here, it's just grammar.

    Your mentioning of duct tape is really interesting to me - I can't wait to see some of your work in class with this medium!