Tuesday, May 15, 2007

hey everybody....

It's Katherine Lucente aka Mizz K. Lulu!
Here's some stuff I did in Illusionism I that sort of started me on this fairy tale twisting kick. I got really into H.P. Lovecraft junior year as well as got into trouble with some awful relationships freshman and sophomore year. Then I reread Hans Christian Anderson's Little Mermaid and felt terrible pathos for the main character as she was martyred and used by the prince. So I wrote a quick summery for a story I plan on writing this summer based upon The Little Mermaid but with a vengeful twist. My Little Mermaid is set during a time when pretty much everything on Earth is useless except the sea due to the inevitable nuclear holocaust. The few people left on Earth are pretty much pirates and modern primitives who inhabit giant trash pile islands and massive rusted battleships that look like half sunken spaceships. Little do these people know that as the nuclear holocaust shook the earth, something old, something strange woke up in the abyss of the sea...

the image below was created in advanced illusionism:

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Zaq's babies

One of the great things about a blog is I don't have to respond to what I see right away. As you know I often think quite different things when the image sits with me awhile. I'd never seen the image with the baby in the sand and it seemed like it really tuned in to baby-mind. The world is big and endless, and there's a sense of complete involvement in a world where you are the center of the universe. I've read that as babies we're at our most egocentric and grow out of it as we get older , becoming more and more aware of others. (Immaturity characterized by self-centerness) It's a beautiful image conveying a quiet self-absorption, and a great texture bradient as well.

Friday, May 11, 2007

General Hello

Hello to all. It's great to see this blog up, and I really do hope we will get good use out of it. I'll hopefully have a bit more to post and contribute in a little while, once things get settled down and I have a chance to format my recent images and write more often. Once again, I am very glad there is now a forum for us to keep in touch and share our work and our thoughts. Wonders of the digital age! Aside from that, I hope everyone's break is off to a good start.

- Aleks

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

New Phase

This marks a new phase in the 15+ years of Illusionism. Thanks to Zaq for pushing it into being. The Advanced Illusionism class of 2007 can be considered the founding authors of this blog, but anyone who wants to be able to post images who is not on the list can contact me at susanwaterseller@gmail.com.

Monday, May 7, 2007


Hello everyone,

First post! I finally decided to put up a blog for Illusionism. Now students in the illusionism, advanced illusionism, and any other aplicable Susan Waters Eller class can post their art online for critique and comments, and so everyone else can see how things are going with your work in progress.

I guess i'll start off the art posting with some giant babies that i did in Illusionism.

These are both done in Guache and are pretty small in person.
I may be doing a much larger version of the top one over the summer.

I'll have some scans of my Advanced Illusionism paintings up throughout the summer!