Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A New Murphy!

So May first Friday is on the 7th. Only a couple of weeks till us artists open our doors. But I wanted to share with you a few changes that are happening and you will notice when you visit. Our hallways have been painted white. I know white is boring but it's just a primer, a blank canvas for what is to come later. Also if you missed last month's First Friday then you missed our newly remodeled bathrooms. It's true, They are looking better than ever! In addition to entering the building from the rear entrance you will also be able to come in through the front of the building. The entrance is located right next to where the Dolphin Paper entrance was. This entrance takes you directly to the second floor. And lastly, we get many complaints of the Murphy being a maze. Well we are going to be posting maps throughout the second floor to help you find your way to a certain studio or a certain area of the building, like the third floor. Think of the maps that you see at shopping malls. There are a few other things being worked on in the building that will be shared later. I hope you come see us on May 7th for what seems to be the best First Friday of this year yet!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Earthly Anomalies

What sort of consequences do global warming and e-waste have on our ecosystem? My far fetched answers give you a glimpse into a surreal world in which nature's fury is unleashed upon the human race. April 22 is Earth day, do something good for your motherland.

Digital Collages on Canvas by Daniel Del Real, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Mural at the Murphy

Meg Olsen recently added a new mural to the Murphy's halls.  It can be viewed at the entrance to the 3rd floor. 

Later Gators!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


So I just wanted to take a few minutes to talk about working in themes. I haven't shared much information about this with anyone but I think it may aid you in understanding our work at the Two-Thirds Studio. For about five years now I've been sketching away in my sketchbook and in my mind. I noticed a pattern that all these ideas can branch out into other pieces that fit the same style or theme. I tried to fight it and tried to create unique pieces that are their own thing, but I always managed to elaborate on them and create more pieces. When we finally moved into our new studio I went to Lauren with my ideas regarding the themes. She accepted them quite nicely. For every month we do our work around a central idea that embodies the month we are going to show in. For our debut show in February it was all about Love. Lauren did her weables couple and I did my valentines cards, we assembled a huge love playlist and served candy hearts! We have done this in March and we did it in April and will do it in May! I guess I can share with you what our theme for May is going to be... The Flower.