Thursday, May 14, 2015

cryptographer demit malposed

“Painting is very old and very played out. 
You’re making art with color, paste, and a hairy stick.”
Kenhinde Wiley

pretty ugly squirrels, eh?

Tomorrow morning I am headed up to the Ruth Funk Textile Center in Melbourne (FL, not AU) for the Studio to Gallery Conference and to see the Southern Accents show I've got 2 pieces in.  I won't be posting until I get back home in a couple of days and hopefully then I will have good reports!  The opening is Friday night and the lectures and programs go through Saturday.  Should be fun!  

Today I am obsessing over houses (still!), and I've found a couple of artists who specialize in drawing houses, both with traditional media as well as stitchery.
 First, embroidered dwellings by American artist Stephanie K. Clark. I’ve written about her before, her palettes, her composition, her embroidery skills… and her patience! Yep. Oh, so very smitten.

Back here in house-building land, things are scooting right along-  the stair guys are in residence now, getting the underlayment ready and leveling off wiggly areas.  The master bathroom is all tiles and covered with heavy paper and my bathtub is in it's box in my bedroom ready to install.  TY and I are still at odds over a chandelier and of course rugs too.  Somehow we will reach agreement.  

In her latest series of paintings, Barcelona-based artist and illustrator Cinta Vidal Agulló defies gravity and architectural conventions to create encapsulated scenes of intersecting perspectives. Painted with acrylic on wood panels, Vidal refers to the paintings as “un-gravity constructions” and says that each piece examines how a person’s internal perspective of life may not match up with the reality around them. The intersecting planes on many of her paintings are somewhat reminiscent of drawings by M.C. Escher, where every angle and available surface is inhabited by colorful characters going about their daily lives.

And finally, a little levity from a guy called Wanksy - an anonymous street artist from Manchester, England who has discovered a novel way to get those wankers from government to address the city’s pothole problems.  After having one too many cyclist friends getting hurt in road accidents, he decided to exact his own brand of justice by drawing penises around potholes using washable spray paint (which washes out in a week or two). The stunt has so far been effective, forcing the city council to cover up potholes within 48 hours.

seems to have worked better than anything else