Friday, June 29, 2007

In your dreams Jafa

I will be helping host the "exquisite corpse" at the Emporium tonight on behalf of the Yellow Springs Arts Council. Ladies and Gentlemen, this IS the "exquisite corpse" and "The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine." Sounds very sinister, perhaps dr. evil'ish, but don't get yer spiritual knickers in a twist, it's just a drawing game (invented by the surrealists), and really quite innocent.

Could someone tie me to a tree and NOT feed me, like I am trying to lose weight and the monkey on my back is really being a pain in the arse.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wooden quilt kimono

Q: What type of art do skeletons like?
A: Skull tures

I am getting art withdrawal symptoms. It has been impossible to do any studio work for the last three weeks due to family events, visitors, arts council stuff. We did have our art reception at the ChamberPot Gallery and it wasn't easy since Nancy was left pretty much to do it all herself. Thank goodness a couple of artists helped out. Been hearing around town that everyone enjoyed it though.
People seemed to like ourwacky artball vending machine too. YEA!

Anyway, as you can see in the pic above I did do one sleeve of the kimono and will be starting the neckline and other sleeve next week. Next week is the week I get back into the studio on a daily work schedule or else I will go slightly more bonkers than I already am.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Graffiti Paintings

I finally finished this painting and unfortunately the resin makes photographing it a challenge. I cut out a door and used black plastic coated wire for the hinge. My son prefers the country to a city so I decided to show that with a little painting I did of the countryside. The car is one of his toys from when he was little :)
Bad Bunny on the left got rubbed out. He was too small, so I will make a bigger version. Talking about bunnies, you should check out this giant knitted pink bunny on top of an Italian Mountain.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Sketchbook War Embroidery

Sometimes I like to put photographs of my work into my sketchbook and then play around it, see where it leads. I like the swan with the forked tongue (black glitter). This text is what I used on the actual painting in red letters that is spreading out above the wall.

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."
-- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials