yesterday, i went to visit my friend Kayci at her shop Moxie and the Compound (& picked up a nice check...surprise!). after catching up, she drug me over to this shop i have been meaning to check out for sometime now...Aviary. she thought my work would look smashing in their space and after talking with the delightful owner, Marco, and showing him some of my newest work we decided to work towards an installation of my work. one big 'piece' containing all the smaller pieces. i have always been in love with the concept of a ton of small items making up a larger piece. there is a monumental aspect about it that fascinates me.
we also discussed (over wine) other possibilities of more permanent or large scale designs. i had told him of my desire to actually make one of the pieces an actual mural and using 3D elements (like floating shelves with objects on them) to implement as part of the design. to actually make up the "imagery" of the piece (we're talking about those 'background' pieces i just showed you here . Yay!
i am just so pleased and taken back by the thought that design processes & application techniques i used close to ten years ago can still be considered contemporary and refined enough to be utilized in today's decor. it just goes to show that art is timeless and not trendy and it's a breath of fresh air to me to see that right now.
i see a full circle ahead.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
lately, i've been a little nostalgic. with the recent activity of 'high school reunions' on Facebook, i've been thinking of that era in my life...sometimes reluctantly, sometimes with a smile on my face; and then the recent re-discovery of some artwork i did in college, it all has caused me to revisit past processes and techniques and loves...mainly in art.
i've been struggling with the over saturated blogland out there because there is so much amazing talent and i get so wrapped up in the brilliance, it sometimes leads to intimidation. and then, sometimes i'll see ideas that i had once thought of doing being done and it upsets me that i didn't get to it sooner. so, then that leads to paralysis, of the creative kind. it's one big self sabotage snowball. I look at blogs and the lack of fear written in them, they are so confident and show no vulnerability. i like to show mine sometimes, i am human. ALL artists are vulnerable, some just choose to not show it and that is fine. for me, wearing it on my sleeve (occasionally) is okay.
here are some new pieces i have been working on. more on the fine art side, if you will. they don't have imagery on them yet, but will. i do love them just the way the are though too...so i am sort of torn. i'm thoroughly enjoying the process of making them and the way they evolve and the fact that the techniques i'm using don't allow for complete control. accidental art maybe? with a hint of deliberateness.
as for the blog front, i'm on a bit of a fast. i will visit my faves of course, but try not to get wrapped up and spend more time in the studio.
and here is a computer sketch i did before i physically did any of the paintings/collages. to give you a hint of what i am after!
i am working on some new pieces (on paper) that i am way too excited about. i wish i didn't have to work so i could be in the studio today. i'll have to keep you in suspence for a day or two until i get them scanned. you will LOVE them! and then i'll explain this post title.
have a wonderful day!
have a wonderful day!