Day TWELVE - This large sculpture was mostly designed in 2014 for the hospital public art project that I mentioned in my day TWO post. So, when the opportunity to redesign and fabricate it came up for a private residence in 2015, I was thrilled. My interest in design largely comes from architecture and I’m often thinking about the process of building and what it takes to accomplish such large constructions. The origin of this wall hung sculpture began with a large, reclaimed beam that I cut into a wedge shape and used more like a shim as it abruptly pierces two parts and changes the direction and placement of them. It acts as a support and a divider at the same time. I see it as a tool for correction but also one for major structural necessities. It’s sort of a band aid and a splinter all at the same time. The rest of the form is hollow with applied slats and the left side is capped with a CNC carved Wagara (Japanese wave pattern) piece of stained hard maple. The client for this work had an affinity for Chinese and Japanese design so this was a subtle reference for him and brought in a personal connection. It was also a time of major change in the client’s life so I thought that the “shim” was an appropriate symbol of redirection, support and necessity. The red beams that jut out from the other side are referencing an interior structure and relate to my interests in internal forms of architecture and the dilapidation of farm architecture that remain visceral landmarks in a flat Midwestern landscape that I’m familiar with.
Shakti all women art camp is a intiative by art India company in Collaboration with samsaara Sanctuary. It's the celebration of art by the Shakti the powerful feminine aspect of nature.
When and where: Jan 15 -22; Samsaara Sanctuary, a home like atmosphere and a quiet place offering a reflective atmosphere for individuals who seek to slow down the pace, restore balance and grow on their journey. Where you can connect within nature and divine. There are beautiful trails,where you can walk meditate. Explore the energy of mighty Himalayas.
Located in near jibhi valley of banjar in kullu district
This camp will be bringing 8 creative souls working alongside with all women panel experimenting with ideas in building installations, projects using organic and sustainable materials. You'll be giving the shape to your idea using the tools of nature in an environment like you have never experienced before. We hope to create a non judgemental free space to express your creative voice and make powerful art. Which will in turn help us propagating the strong message to the world and building stronger and conscious community which will make an impact around the place by fostering cultural understanding and sustainable living.
What to expect: Apart from having everyday movement therapy; We'll be experiencing Himachali winters, authentic Himachali culture, talking to the locals, endless bonfires under zillion stars alongside lazy nerdy star gazing time, delicious healthy food which we'll be sourcing everything from locally grown farms without compromising on the savoury.
Who can be a part of it: Every woman who thinks they're passionate about artistic expression, willing to think
creatively in unfamiliar surroundings and are looking for space to voice their struggles, thoughts, ideas, and experiences in a visual media, be it through strokes of brush,intricate or minimal lines on paper, smeared charcoal, in the engravings of wood and stone or in the soldering of metal, we encourage you to apply.
PS: Your food and accommodation is on us and your travel expenses are partially covered .YAYY! #artistsoninstagram#artistsofindia#artgram#womanartist
The #Gnacien has had many #DisputedLikenesses (see the paintings of #RockWallOfStoanOrangeGlef ), but this handcrafted wooden one is sculpted by artisans locally in linear #Armenia . What exactly is a Gnacien? It is the seven-legged deer-like Kcymaerxthaereal creature whose prime numbered legs were nutritious and could sustain for a month, but whose non-prime numbered legs were poisonous unto death. See the link in our bio to pick up a Gnacien for the holiday gift-giving season. (Also, rumor has it that these creatures may have been seen pulling a certain elf’s sleigh during a particular time of year!) #Kcymaerxthaere#KcyExport#UniqueGifts#GiveTheGiftOfArt
1 1312 December, 2019
Currently in the front window:
Paris Rooftops 12 (photo/detail), by Michael Wolf. Coop (mixed media/detail) by Andre Petterson. Bitter End (wooden sculpture) by Paul Vexler.
“Be Back Later OK?, a Cat’s Bad Dream”. Acrylic paint on carved white pine. Older large one done in 1986. This one takes the door and the cats sticking out beyond the frame to an extreme. The cat’s person walks out into the distance holding a suitcase. The cat morphs between sleep and awake. On the door there’s a note saying “be back later OK?”. The food bowl has a few lone scraps remaining. Once again the themes of power, hunger and waiting told in the form of a visual joke.
AVAILABLE: “Goldstone” ($75) 8’ x 9”
The stone of ambition. It builds energy, courage and a positive attitude.
Increases drive and confidence. From my current show “Crystalline Window.” DM for purchase inquiries.