Sunday, August 09, 2015

trilogy poultice starch

There is only one true way. Paint from the very beginning just what you see. If you get it, you get it. If you don't, you start over. All the rest is just fooling around. --Edouard Manet

Well, damn.  Remember a few months back I showed you a RED squirrel nut cracker that I got on a third markdown for $3?  Here it is in golden splendor, same guy but over ten times what I paid.  Amazing.  So what if I don't like it red, paint costs nothing when you already have shelves of it!  Don't know if I have rose-gold, but bronze will do.  Must get at it before nut cracking' season.

Doing the weirdest thing today, reading old blogs from the oldest forward.  It's amazing the images I am capturing that I thought lost.  Anyway, I am now up to 2005, fun to relive some things like this:
Molly closes her eyes when I have a camera in hand.  I know we are related because when I see a camera my mouth opens!

Another damn lovely South Florida day, think I'll go to the studio as soon as this vertigo episode passes, a bad combo with ennui... UPDATE:  Vertigo was overtaken by lying on the couch all day and napping.  I was tired...  I don't get many days to collapse this way, and 'I fell and couldn't get up...'  Need to outfitted with one of those neck pieces directly linked to some place that will come pick me up.

BUT, for now, let's look at some embroidery today-

Alaina Varrone is a Connecticut-based artist who reinvests the folk art of embroidery with her off-the-cuff brand of weirdness. Many of her works explore nudity, and some are candidly erotic, displaying cross-stitched pornographic stills endowed with traces of memory and fantasy. Other pieces are humorous and somewhat morbid (don’t let the masked man’s “smile” deceive you, with those severed arms of his). More recently, Varrone has embroidered a series of portraits of empowered young women simply hanging out — often dressed in rock metal clothes — and indulging in the occasional bawdy behavior, such as the poolside alien “kiss.”

"sea/see/saw" is a temporary kinetic sculpture by Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (previously), constructed from 14,000 used eyeglass lenses. Currrently installed on the historic fa├žade of Pera Museum in Istanbul, the sculpture was designed to mirror the dynamic and shimmering surface of the Golden Horn (Bosphorus) below. Introducing chaotic movement to the otherwise static structure, the sculpture creates pixilated ripples across the face of the building, as drawn by the wind.

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