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Totally, definitely, flattered [23 May 2008|07:22pm]
Excerpts from a paper by student at University of Western Ontario:

"The exhibition combines the work of Andy Warhol, Lynda Benglis, Valie Export, Cindy Sherman, Mara Mattuschka, and Sylvia Sewell whose images illustrate an attempt to redraw female sexuality and identity."

"Sylvia Sewell’s Meat (2006)and Jelly (2006), is a two part colour photography series that critiques the mass consumption of women. Her Meat series is composed of closely cropped facial shots of a woman in common domestic settings such as her bedroom. The woman poses with pieces of processed meat smeared across her face paralleling the commodification of the meat with the commodification of her own skin. Sewell feels women are often exploited as commodity and this negatively reinforces the current representations of female roles in society as well as the constant surveillance and ornamentation women are subjected to on a daily basis. Sewell’s Jelly series is similar to her Meat series in composition. The Jelly photographs contrast the strawberry pigments of the product with the pale and fair complexion of her skin. With a similar domestic setting and soft feminine colour selections, the model stares into the camera confronting her viewers and succumbing to the demands and desires of her public. The historical portrayals formulated and reproduced by art and medical authorities have taught women to be objects. The interplay between women and commercial commodity, such as food, exhibits Sewell’s subject matter as both consumable and acquired objects."

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[15 May 2008|06:14pm]
i need to make some friends so we can go to Niagara Falls. :(
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[05 May 2008|12:30am]
i'm sorry journal, there's another journal.
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[04 May 2008|01:34am]
I swear, this trip to Toronto couldn't be more perfect! I just found out that "The Japanese Paper Place World Washi Summit" will take place at the school I am attending. Why is this perfection? During the "summit" there will be workshops on how to make japanese paper, WHICH is what I hap planned to do on my own in the residency! I even found a book while in Portland on "Papermaking". Ah, so see why it's perfect? I wanted to do art work making paper and there's going to be a week long paper making fest while i'm there! christ, i didn't think I could be more excited.

I also came across a summer course that is being offered at the school, and it sounds like the best thing i've ever heard in my life!

Outdoor Installation Art. Explore, develop & create outdoor work in various urban neighbourhoods and natural environments in Toronto, including the Leslie Street Spit, Queen Street, the Toronto Islands, and vacant downtown lots. Learn how to use a multitude of found objects to create site-specific outdoor art works, from simple to complex constructions. The course starts with an in-class discussion of historical and contemporary approaches and examples of outdoor installation art. In subsequent weeks, the class will meet at predetermined locations around downtown Toronto to locate existing works, as well as discuss and create our own outdoor works. We will document the process and installations with sketchbooks, cameras and maps with the option of uploading documentation onto a collective web site.

Problem is this course goes until August 26, which is a month after my intended departure date. And of course the only thing stopping me from staying longer is $$$$$$$$$$. ugh.

RE: this entry.
I'd really like to fulfill my secret fantasy of being Christo. but, who doesn't.

[20 Mar 2008|12:54am]
I really fucking miss this house.

My sister's wedding

(this picture was taken last spring, and emotionally I don't feel enough has changed.)

[03 Mar 2008|12:56am]
a camera, a fire, and friends= a very nice evening.
Skye & Ciaran


by Nika Kaiser
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[29 Jan 2008|12:47am]
oh sweet! i get to start paying off my student loans next month! for like the rest of my life...
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FROM THE VAULT!! [06 Sep 2007|12:54am]
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[18 Aug 2007|01:44am]
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!!!!! [07 Aug 2007|10:20pm]
All I have left to college is to write one 5 page paper, and then i'm like really done. i'm so excited but nervous at the same time. ahhhhh. no school. weird!

[05 Jul 2007|09:41pm]
i did what any normal person would do during a power outage... go to del taco for a burrito and free wi-fi! i'm sitting in my car on my labtop as a type. cool!
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In the Wildcat (again)! [22 Mar 2007|12:49pm]
this time i am talking about my art/up coming show...

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(i almost forgot...) my show!! [15 Mar 2007|05:18pm]
The University of Arizona School of Art
is proud to present:


New work by Sylvia Sewell and Edie Daldrup in the Lionel Rombach Gallery,

The exhibit explores the constructs of the universal female.
Sylvia Sewell's color digital photographs survey the consumption
of female identity per consumable artifices and prosthetics,
while Edie Daldrup's mixed media portraits deconstruct
previous notions of femininity and embrace individual sexuality.

Exhibition Dates: March 26 – April 6, 2007

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Meat 1, Sylvia Sewell

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Marilyn Monroe, Edie Daldrup

Gallery Hours: Monday- Friday 10am-5pm,
Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm
Free to the public everyday

The Joseph Gross and Lionel Rombach Galleries are located on the
University of Arizona campus between The Museum of Art and
The Center for Creative Photography. Parking is available on
2nd Street, east of Park Avenue or in the parking garage
north of Speedway on Park Avenue.

Please view our website:
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[22 Feb 2007|02:07pm]
Check me out: http://media.wildcat.arizona.edu/media/storage/paper997/news/2007/02/22/Wildlife/ReadyToWear.Around.Campus-2736288.shtml
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SnowSnowSnowSnow [22 Jan 2007|12:53am]
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[01 Dec 2006|11:18pm]
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Oomg,, what i want for christmassssssssss!

[25 Oct 2006|09:08pm]
this is what my cat, Cider, wrote on the computer: "ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuq12"
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[23 Apr 2006|05:19pm]
cat's pajamas.
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