Ethan Billings Art

Day 6: Portrait Day!

My nephew Noah always makes this face at me. It took him at least 25 minutes to figure out how to put the button up shirt on. I’d say hw fits the role perfectly. (The original photo is of Al Gore, George Bush, and Dick Cheney, taken by Diana Walker right after the election)

Day 5: Research your favorite article of clothing.

After I graduated from Highschool, my dad gifted me his old leather bomber jacket. He got it from Sporty’s Pilot Shop, an aviation company that makes authentic WWII flight gear, like that jacket. My dad has always been fascinated with airplanes and flying. He knows just about everything there is to know about small planes, […]

Quarantine Challenge: Point of View

Day 1. Can you wear every piece of clothing you own all at one time? The answer is no. No I can not. But this was a close attempt. I preformed what used to be an everyday task, but has slipped away. for the first time in almost a year, I attempted to play the […]

Note to my Future Self

Usually I think prompts like this are pointless, but after having read an article on the benefits of writing out ideas, and considering the significance of the point in my life that I’m at, this prompt seemed worth the time. Because of how personal this exercise is, I’d rather not share the letter itself.

Window Art

Just like most of the things in my backyard, I have no idea what this window is for, or why it’s just sitting out there, and I figure it must have been there for at least the past 137 years. All this junk has fascinated me ever since I was a little kid exploring through […]

Exquisite CoLab

An exquisite corpse drawing I did with Ellie Johnson. Truly I’d say that this is a masterpiece

Frame by Frame

Drawing inspiration from my surroundings, here’s an animation of my dog biting me

Color Research: Sol LeWitt

Sol Lewitt was at the center of an art movement know for “chance creations”. LeWitt would put together a list of vague instructions for the creation of a 2D composition. These compositions would be done in different ways depending on who was creating them and the circumstances in which they were created. Because of this […]

Pitch Black: Color Research

When I think of “pitch black” being used in art, I immediately think of Kathe Kollowitz’s drawings and prints. Kollowitz lived and worked in Germany during the late 19th and early 20th century, so her work depicted the German peasants and working class of the late 19th century. Her tragic scenes are depicted in black […]

Domestic Studio Practice Reflection

I am able to connect with Laleh Khorramian’s studio practice. My living situation is similar to hers. I live in my parents old farm house, except all the cows are gone now, but the farm is still filled with old equipment and odd artifacts. Like her I collect a lot of objects and junk to […]

Home Field Guide

For this assignment I made a field guide to some of the stuff I have sitting desk. Because what influences what I create more than what’s sitting right in front of me?

Installation Critique

In Ellie’s installation, the first thing I notice are the calm blues painted in water color. The overall piece is relaxing and creates a sense of peacefulness, having warm colors rise up into the blue. There is also a sense of movement in the highly stylized tree branch growing out over the rest of the […]

Performance Proposal

For our performance we are going through each of our stories. The space is already set up with a wide area for the audience to watch with the trees circling around the stage. Ellie and Floyd will both be acting out as the characters in the comics they created. The rest of us will be […]

Story of the Space

For our zines we created a series of short stories based on the characters in our space. The cover page is an image of Gertrude the house who is the focal point of our space. Each of the stories are very unique in narrative and style, but the use of the space successfully ties them […]

Daily Practice Installation

Finished Installation Installation Process For my daily practice, I walked past the same point on campus along the side walk, and documented it. When considering the sounds and textures, I considered the texture of the cement sidewalk, as well as the texture of my shoes against it. I wanted to reflect on this in my […]

Daily Practice

Week Two One thing about my daily practice, is that a lot of the time when I walk by Harder, there is something semi-interesting going on there. For a while an art installation was up, in which pictures were suspended from the canopy over the walkway by fishing line. The pictures consisted of people holding […]

Daily Practice

For my daily practice, I take a picture on the opposite side of Harder as I walk down the sidewalk. I choose this as a way to appreciate the beautiful nature that is interwoven on campus.

Individual Manifesto

The intention of my efforts and my beliefs as an artist: create work that helps myself and the viewer consider how to see and experience the world differently. To make something that brings people joy I look to the past for inspiration, to build upon what other artists have done before me, to continue building […]

Personal territory; Vyper & Ana

For the personal territory tours I went on, I was instructed to go to Ana’s dorm room, and take her dog fayfay for a walk. For this tour I was able to experience the peacefulness of walking a dog, and understand Ana and her dog. On the second tour, I went to Vyper’s space down […]

Personal Territory Tour

I left brick and started to explore the campus to find my personal territory space. I walked the pathways at the heart of campus where King Alfred is. I eventually came to outside Powell, typically a hub of interest and excitement, but now is completely barren. I took in the space around me, breathing and […]

Mapping Walks:

A Stroll Around Campus Jake Wilson, Floyd Kessler, Kayle Hatfeild, Sean Laukaitis, Ana Ion, Nevaeh Darden It was uncomfortable to combine all the maps into one because everyone went different places and the roads where getting confused with each persons route. During the process of making the map everyone communicated and colabarated to create one […]

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