Friday, January 18, 2019

52 Pickup 89

52 Pickup 89
I am partial to shades of teal, this one being on the darker side.  To me it is a calming color.  Funny how we have our favorites.  I wonder what causes that.  Why do we like a certain color over another?  Is it biological or cultural?  Thoughts?

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A portrait of the artist Damien Hirst




Thursday, January 17, 2019

52 Pickup 88

52 Pickup 88
I probably would have called this Geese Crossing if it was a separate work and not part of a series.  I love the man's eyes.  Perhaps he is dumbfounded with how close he is to the geese.  Perhaps he has had experience with geese and does not trust them.  One of my earliest memories is of geese chasing me on the farm.  They hurt if they get you!
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ADRIAN GHENIE | GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC | Paris Marais | 2015




Wednesday, January 16, 2019

52 Pickup 87

52 Pickup 87
I am imagining this motley crew as wedding guests! :-)

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1/5 Anselm Kiefer: Remembering the Future






Tuesday, January 15, 2019

52 Pickup 86

52 Pickup 86
I do like the large bird in the foreground pushing everything else into the background.  The letter C which is background but looks like it is being eaten by the bird or at least is in the bird's mouth also works.  I am working on some more ATCs for the Facebook group I am in and as I do I am noticing all the work that is put in on the background.  Much of it is covered up with other ephemera.  That is the name of the collage game though.

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theartVIEw - ALBERT OEHLEN at mumok





Monday, January 14, 2019

52 Pickup 85

52 Pickup 85
Mark Bradford mentions at the end of the video link below about how his work being in the Smithsonian and being a black male is super layered.  Taking that thought a different direction I really connected with that idea as a technique phrase.  The pieces in 52 Pickup are super layered.
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Meet the Artist: Mark Bradford on Materials, Abstraction, and "Amendment #8"




Sunday, January 13, 2019

52 Pickup 84

Two-fer Sunday.....
52 Pickup 84

It was unintentional that the round ephemera would look like a soccer ball.  It just happened during the audition phase of creating.  It works.

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How Jeff Koons Makes Million-Dollar Art




52 Pickup 83

52 Pickup 83
Some days are just packed full of things to do.  I am on a mission to make some book bags out of Kantha cloth for small books.  So far I have made 14 bags, six of which will be in two book arts shows coming up.  One will be in Edmonds, Washington and the other in Newport, Oregon.  My problem is deciding which books will go in which bag and what will be an example of what is in the bags displayed next to the bags.  I have to take a photo of how I would like them displayed so that the curators get the idea.

I also finished eight ATCs yesterday and got them ready for mailing on Monday.  The theme for my group was "cloth".  By now you know me and how I create.  I just start and the piece leads me to the finished product.  This is my usual MO but sometimes I do get an idea of what I want for a finished piece.  Even then a lot is left to chance or is that intuition?  

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Meet the artist - Thomas Schütte at the Serpentine Gallery