Thursday, July 28, 2011

But First

Let's take a look at this brown painting.
But first: Just recently I went to Baltimore's annual ArtScape, always a great big giant delight. The colorful photo second below is from this year, a mirror booth.
The brown painting is from ArtScape 2010. I really am waiting to gesso over it- but first- a closer look.
It says "I AM ART for a hooker buy me."
I took this and some others from a trash pile of about 35, after the public project it was a part of had been dismantled. Passersby were encouraged to pick up the tempera paint and use it freely on blank hanging canvases. Obviously there was quite an array of imagery: kid junk, rainbows, area codes, etc. I guess I've been thinking about this specific brown one too hard. Last year at this time I could have written an essay. In the end here is my final sentiment: "Well.. that's valid."
People will buy anything. People are happy to freely buy anything. Congrats if you can hook them into it.
So if anyone ever sees this, feel free to let it fuel a conversation about art purchases, hookers, art and equality, whatever.
"I AM ART for a hooker buy me" - 2010

"We are 'Weird' " -2011
(Spelled as 'we are wierd')

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Paper 5

("A practice developed in 1989,
The group of rainbow candy clusters on a field of drab pavement
Equaling a day of the week, an hour of the day or anything else I like the most- and set apart
as a four year old would.")

Color clusters.
More examples will follow.

-Sent from a fresh bed of my own, including this colored heaven of iris sheets.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Saint Croix

I spent a small amount of time in Frederiksted, St. Croix several weeks ago. They have in town The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts; didn't quite know what to expect and it was certainly better than expected. In fact it really was awesome. Here are just a few from a show several months prior.

- Edgar Endress, Janet Cook-Rutnik & Lori Lee
AND the treasure map that our wonderful host Bruce made, for us to find the site of some windmill ruins near Mount Victory Camp.

Snork swim sail survive. So much sea life. So much for life at sea... Till soon
(Barracuda, above.)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Surprise II

Frozen orchids waiting in the freezer from apparently an earlier month. They're going to be there a while, (more on preservation).