"Why pay money to have your family tree figured out - run for office and your opponents will do it for you."
Yup, It's about a snuggle tooth squirrel. Looks like a movie to skip, even with grandkids.
When the dogs weren't looking I snuck out today and put in a good day's work at the studio. Finally I realized I was about to fall over from hunger so packed it up to go home to the needy canine companions. All is finished on their task list so my mind is turning back to a new piece i started. Since my tower doesn't fit the show I had imagined I am rethinking the whole thing. The other day I told you I had pulled off all the squares and set them aside. Well today I put them all back on the pole but in a more random sequence. i finished four more pieces and have a nice backlog of extras ready to on but I need to intersperse then with whatever quilts I cut up next. I think I am well over 40" now, that's 2/3rds to the top goal and I do see the end in sight. No, I was so busy reforming the tower that I didn't get pictures except these:
Clamshells! We'll see where that leads me- I have no time to mess with things, just gut intuition. 'This goes here, that goes there', Willy Nilly.
And we have an ART PART too, before I go away.
Japanese artist Tomoko Shioyasu was born in Osaka in 1981 and majored in sculpture at the Kyoto City University of Arts. Her immense floor-to-ceiling tapestries are meticulously cut by hand from enormous sheets of paper using utility knives and soldering irons. Her work evokes some of nature’s most complex creations: the organic patterns of cells, the flow of water, and the forces of wind. How these are hung without tearing seems nearly impossible.
Her latest work, “Vortex” (first two images) is currently on display as part of the show Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Japanese Art at Japan Society in New York which opened today and runs through June 12. 50% of all proceeds from ticket sales to Japan Society programming including this show are being donated to relief efforts in Japan right now.
To check mate this work, here's another one, also Japanese.
Don't you feel inadequate now? I need a nap.
Japanese artist Mr. Riu takes paper cutting to an intricate extreme, crafting mandalas and elaborate figures with a precision work tool called the swivel knife. This tool allows him to cut curves more fluidly, as the head of the knife can turn 360 degrees. With this movement, Riu produces asymmetrical imagery that is often filled with hidden details—winged horses that sprout from points in a star and snakes that wrap themselves around the eyes of his figural works.
Riu’s captions for his Instagram images are often inspirational and speak to the dedication and patience he has developed during his paper cutting practice. “It’s not that I can do it because I originally have a great patience,” says Riu in one of his captions, “I think that my patience grows stronger gradually because I want to do it.”
I can't wait for fall.