“Drawing is feeling. Color is an act of reason.” (Pierre Bonnard)
Spent the afternoon in the studio and got the stack of blocks sewn and quilted and added to the pile- you might not believe it but I am at FIFTY TWO INCHES as of an hour ago, and I am out of quilts- well, out of quilts that were meant to cut, I still have a few left that I like and don't want to cut, but it looks like I will have to now.
Almost there, but I don't think another quilt will make it to the goal. I also have to figure out what I'm going to do to end it. Last thought was to glue one last piece to the cap for the Sono tube, a piece that still has it's center, and just place it where it belongs. I don't want any special *thing* on it, just a simple end. And where I'm gonna get enough quilts to finish off 8 more inches!
The Not Ready For Open Studios Studio!
Next interesting piece: TY is a bit upset I've gone and done this, I don't know what he had in mind as my legacy, but he is very distressed I am cutting up my work. Told him I saved some back, newer pieces and more bed-worthy just in case. He never wanted my work hanging in the house so I just assumed he didn't much care for it. Oh well. I still have the 'Twins Series', and a whole wall of things I think of as very autobiographical. I DO know he wanted to have another open studios this winter, but it really evolves more into a wine tasting than an art event since I am not plugged into the art community here. And its A LOT of work getting the studio cleaned and primed for actual people to wander through. Last one I only sold 2 or 3 pieces, the first one they wiped me out! That was fun... It was also a fluke.
Growing like a bad weed!
The ART PART:
Kate Just, an American-born Australia-based artist, has long been committed to making feminist work that examines the human body experience. the Feminist Fan show currently at A.I.R. Gallery, comes pieces roughly 14×18 inches in size, each depicting a famous feminist’s (and often iconic) work from the past century. According to Just, the portraits deal with “textiles, clothing, and adornment. How do they work as transgressive forces?” While all of the images are a “personal genealogy” of Just’s artistic influences, they are also “significant feminist portraits that speak to feminism as an art movement. The way they’re dressed is meant to change something.”