Monday, September 13, 2021

Angel Wings

 

Today I spray painted two leaves on the wall of an abandoned building. This is apparently a thing around the country -- people stand in front of them to give the illusion that they have wings, then post their photos to Instagram or other social media. The idea is to have it as one of the fun things to do at Cabot's Fall Foliage celebration, scheduled for October 1 and 2.


 And here I am, showing you how it works, just as the piece is finished, complete with respirator and spray paint can! (Photo by Neil Bainton)



Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Art Camp at SPA

 The wonderful Tina Logan is doing an art camp this week at SPA -- they're making parading animals and people, and Tina took them into the gallery to visit the Parade exhibit on Monday. I hear that they liked the writing on my figures, and took notes of their own!

Today they came up to the studio to see what I was doing up there. They had great questions, lots of enthusiasm, and went home with a souvenir button they chose from one of my jars of big buttons.

Here I'm talking about how to put arms on a piece I'm working on -- whether it should be thumbs in (palms down) or thumbs out (palms up).



Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Backsides

 Here are the texts on the backsides of the sculptures, which are pretty clear in these images except the far one, which says: The World is round. Sail away!

I hope to see you at the Art Social at SPA tomorrow, Thursday, July 15, 5-6:30.





Thursday, July 8, 2021

The Parade

I have three of my "people" pieces in the current show, The Parade is Coming! at Studio Place Arts, but instead of hanging on the wall, they're hanging from the ceiling and walking along in the gallery! They also have signs on their backs, which I will photograph later. There's an Art Social at SPA to celebrate the new shows on Thursday, July 15, 5-6:30 PM. Come on by!



 

Clock Ticking in a New Location

The clock I was commissioned to create several years ago was auctioned recently at Studio Place Arts and has found a new home in a beautiful new guest house. I hope it will be ticking away there for many years to come!




A New Look for the Studio

 Over the last month I've organized my materials, put in two new tall shelves for tools, older work, and materials. The front of the studio is now clean, re-painted, has plants, and a new rug! Woo-woo! There's a couch and a comfy chair, lots of light, and a nice place to display my new work. There will be an Art Social at SPA to celebrate the new shows on Thursday, July 15, 5-6:30 PM. Come on by!




Friday, May 21, 2021

Underpass Project Gets Underway 12 Years Later!

Twelve years ago I went down to Sommerville, Massachusetts to paint a canvas for a project called Wrap 'Em that planned to wrap artist-painted canvases around a series of concrete columns under the McGrath Highway. Cindy Larson, one of the organizers, recently emailed me

Yes - that's right. That long ago project that we couldn't get permission to install. For 12 years, these have been stored in my former loft. We have found another venue in which to install these - Kensington Connector. This is a long pedestrian walkway that ties East Somerville to Assembly Square/Assembly Row. It passes under Route 93 and goes from Stop and Shop over to the Public Storage building with Style Cafe. We are so excited that the team doing this finally got permits for this to happen.

And here it is, as it's happening!

This work was part of my Circular Statements work, that included a project in Johnson, Vermont called Time of the Signs (below), several of which went to new homes.
 

Liz Nelson installed them in different seasons at her hosue

And similar imagery was used for a piece I did in connection with the Vermont Arts Council's Puzzle Pieces project. Mine was called Carbon Footprint.

And while I'm tripping down Memory Lane, here's a piece I did in 2005 for a business in Montpelier, representing their workflow:


 

Geez, it's been a long time since I played with circles and disks...