Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Drawing Music Goes On Augmented Reality Tour!

The virtual tour of Drawing Music has officially began! Right now, musicians are performing between W16th and W19th streets on The High Line in NYC.

See where the musicians are located on The High Line Park in NYC

Here's how you can see them on your smart phone:
1. Download free iPhone/Android app Layar
2. Search for "Julia Sverchuk" in Layar
3. Launch "Julia Sverchuk" on location

If you want to see these musicians near you, tweet to @juliasverchuk a street address!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Allegory Of The Cave

From tonight's Dalvero life drawing session and current reading:

"Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter life, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light." ~Plato, Allegory of The Cave from The Republic

Friday, June 8, 2012

Animated Drawing in Augmented Reality

From a series of ongoing experiments with animated drawings in Augmented Reality.  Stay tuned for more on this!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

ArtsWestchester Exhibit :: Part 2 : Mural

Mural "What It's Like To Be a Fish" is now on view at the ArtsWestchester gallery through August 2012. It was done in collaboration with a dear friend, artist Eddie Pena, for a group show "Fish Tales" about the vital waterways of Long Island Sound. We started our research last summer by hitting local aquariums, drawing and learning about the species. 

In our mural, the left side is salty sea water, and the right side is fresh water. The middle is where they meet to form an Estuary, which is exactly what Long Island Sound is. Eddie and I intended our mural to be educational, so we took care to represent the species accurately. We depicted some endangered ones, like the Sand Tiger shark and the Loggerhead turtle. You might also recognize Black Drum fish, Atlantic Cod, Sturgeon, Striped Bass, Moon jellies, seahorses, terrapins, Blue crab, Sea Robin and more! See if you can spot the Clown fish (remember Finding Nemo?)

Here are some of my drawing studies from the aquariums. It was such a great experience to work on this mural! The final piece that's on view is enlarged to wrap around the whole room and features a transparent window overlay. Special thanks to La Benida Hui of R.A.R.E., the curator of this group show!