Thursday, November 12, 2009

Studio Zone

Draping Heads.......Death Shrouds.....?
I am not sure where to take these. Works in process. Hopefully creating specific identity's.
Thinking of creating alternative viewing aside from the sterile gallery viewing.
On a table, bed......together as a group.
Input needed.

Wax and Linen Sculptures
Referencing......loss? the abscence of a body? Presence of something else? Otherwordly?
Haveing a hard time with this one.
Referencing hands and legs. Structural supports--> the skeletal? (Thanks Jenn!)

Currently work is progressing on a piece which I have been rust printing for the past month.
" Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clothed with filthy garments. And the angel said to those who were standing before him,"Remove the filthy garments from him"
"Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments."
Zechariah 3:4-5

To visually re created the moment of transformation, where earthly garments are being exchanged for heavenly ones.

Today I had quite a bit of trouble figuring out a hanging system for this piece.
Frustrated ......

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Show at Henry's.
So I am having a exhibition of prints and mixed media drawings at Henry's.
Get a coffee.
Look at my stuff.

It feels good to have work showing. The best part was this woman shown who told me she was a working artist gave me a new artist name and said I should be showing at the art center!!!!

Halloween- and Cloud Crazies!

Some of the Grads got together.....This is the rain clouds attacking Carrie.
Some spray painted cotton balls, face paint, squirt bottle and a LOT of tulle......instant cloud costume!

Ministry of Sculpture
had an iron pour on
But that was not the most exciting thing that happened......

Safiya and Danielle (2 Fibers Grads) have a death match as Matt looks on in his homemade lycra shorts!
"When are the action figures coming out?"

Visiting Artist-Crystal Wagner

The Great Happy Crystal herself....putting up her installation....
Cutting Party!

To see more visit her site
At my friend Sam's site

Beautiful Fall!

My front yard, where i got a lecture from a 7yr old about how to properly rake up leaves! :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Joetta Maue

Thread, 2008
My Friend Kelsey sent me the link to this great blog by Joetta Maue. Check her out!

Just Perfect!

Henry's Coffee and My Headphones!
A match made in Heaven!

A time in Iowa.

A tear because it is cold now...
The Cafe ......O how do I love thee.Let me count the ways!

About a week ago I made a little trip over KU's Fall break to IOWA!!!
1. Went to Salt
2. Ate at the Cafe
3. Hung out with Austin and Ryan
4. Saw "Where the wild things are!"

Hat Finished!

Here is one of my hat's! The other to be added later a surprised for a certain birthday girl!
Forming the felt into folds is done when the hat is wet, pinning and forming as it dries on the head shaped mold.
Here is me rolling rolling rolling the felt. This take hours...literally!
An in process shot, while hat is being rolled and felted.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Zombie Fashion Show

My sis and I went to the Zombie Fashion Show last Saturday at the Replay!
Fake Blood, great zombie walks and thrift store treasures galore!!!
We had fun

From the Studio...

Most recently I have been emersing cloth and garments in wax. 'Freezing' them in time and hanging them in space. Have been feeling somewhat like a kitten chasing shinning things in terms of what I am making.
Been looking at Baroque paintings and sculptures.
See the influence?

Caravaggio "St. Matthew and the Angel"

Bernini "Ectasy of St. Teresa"
Here is a slip....rust printed and dipped in wax.

My first attempt in dying felt.
An awesome experience!
Dyed them in Ball canning jars.
Looked like little color jars of guts.

Some rusty things I recieved today from a new friend.
Today was like Christmas!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Visual Sources

Some visual yum yum for your tum tum.

Solar Flares!

Photographer Lois Greenfield

Ann Hamilton's more recent work- these are in print form-Lithographs mostly

William Blake's Illustrations-powerful