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Art for (most) of the Month of July
Dearest readers,
I'm going to do my best to do the Art for the Month of July feature special montage.

I usually don't even go on the computer during the weekend, so I'm going to try to use my phone....but if I miss a day, don't worry, I'll be back.

Unlike the posters for the months of May and June, I'm not trained in art. I'm an art model, so I've been to tons of beginner drawing courses, but I've never had an art history course. I'm going to focus on works I like, and I might not say much about them. I'm also going to use a lot of local artists, because they're my friends, and art that I have hanging in my house, because it's easy to take a picture of and post (bwahaha).

I will begin later today...no theme....no rules....no promises. :)

Street Art by IEMZA

When I was younger, the internet was younger too. I still haven't gotten used to the idea of not owning things. If I liked something, like music or art, I wanted a copy. I couldn't just know that it was available online any time I liked, and be satisfied with that. I still struggle with that, but I've gotten better, only because I have refined the qualifications for the kind of stuff I need to keep. I haven't gotten less protective, only more selective.

When I was in college, I used to spend hours searching for art I liked, images, or screen savers and saving them to a folder. I browsed through poster websites and image searches, mostly. Now, the folder has been culled many times, and much of the stuff I saved has been deleted, because it was trash.

A few pieces remain from those searches. This is one of them. The artist is called IEMZA, who apparently does street art. I have no context for this piece, but it does not appear to be "street art" like graffiti, but maybe more "street art" as in done outside, in public.

That was all I knew when I saved this piece. I don't remember where I found it. I like this kind of futuristic scene that is slightly depressing, yet somehow optimistic. The gray, cloudy background is gloomy and isolating and the messy lines on the craft somehow suggest the deterioration of the material there. Yet, the bubble where the operator sits is bright, like it has its own sky inside. And it's a giant yellow bird craft. Humans have always wanted to fly.

I like the geometric, hard angles. If this type of drawing has a genre name, I think it would be that type of art that is my favorite. It strikes me as unusual that I still like it, even after all this time.

More on the artist: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/02/the-street-art-and-drawings-of-iemza/