Friday, June 26, 2015

fanny peoria deputy

A photograph is a secret about a secret -- Diane Arbus

Creepy, eh?

You might as well click out of here right now, because it's just one of 'those' posts where I end up whining.  Sorry.  I was sick last night at dinner still, and kept asking TY to check if I had a temperature, felt very hot and flushed.  By time for bed it was worse, and I checked the temperature and it was 82 in here, the AC had kicked the bucket.  Misery.  Needless to say you can't get any AC guys to answer phones at 9 PM so we spent a bad night with the dogs panting and none of us sleeping.

The AC guy showed up at 8 and fiddled around looking for breakers, everything was working but the cold air part.  He came around the corner and announced we really need an electrician, so we called him in, and to his credit, he showed up very quickly.  And he fiddled around too, then a huge rainstorm, thunder and lightening hit, and he disappeared to return in another hour with his gizmo we needed, installed it and that was it.  Labor-  $160, equipment- $20.  Geesh.

So, by noon we were up and running again, the dogs got up off the cooler stone floors, and I could even think straight as I was feeling myself again.

Needless to say I never get to the studio today.  The GOOD thing is that I take TY to the airport tomorrow early and can spend all day there without interruption.

Today's Art Theme is about things that mimic what they seem to be:

On the weekend of June 6th and 7th, two giant Buddha statues destroyed by Taliban forces in 2001 were resurrected using 3D projection technology. Known as the Buddhas of Bamyan, the two structures, towering over 100 feet, were carved into the sandstone cliffs of Bamyan Valley, Afghanistan, and had watched over the area since the sixth century. They once served as an important site of pilgrimage for Buddhists. When the Taliban deemed the Buddhas false idols, they obliterated them using tanks and artillery shells. The damage was extensive, and in the years since there has been much debate on how — or even if — they could be repaired. UNESCO named the ruins a site of World Heritage in Danger in 2003.

If you think your jackhammer and motorcycle make you look tough, just take a look at Theresa Honeywell’s knit accessories! What says “macho” better than tools and guns made out of knit fabric? This Washington D.C. native takes traditionally masculine objects, and gives them a feminine edge by creating them with knit and embroidery. By using methods that have previously been labeled a “feminine craft,” she sparks a dialogue on the masculine and feminine and what it means to align objects with these social constructs. Studying sculpture at university, she combines her talents in three-dimensional art with her interest in combining art and craft. The dichotomy between feminine and masculinity paired with art and craft challenges our pre-conceived notions of these themes.

And, an appropriate NO AC quote:
how very true.


Janet W said...

Do you know the work of Marie Bergstedt of San Francisco? Todays art reminded me of her work. I first heard of her when her soldier took best of show in a fiber art show that I had a piece in. I think you'll like her work.

Sandy said...

Hi Janet- her work is AMAZING, I love it! Thanks for the tip- can't wait to get back to seeing more- S