Sunday, April 22, 2012

More Wine Foils

I'm back in the saddle making collages with wine foils. There's something restful about making these things; it's like my found object sculptures -- the pieces offer themselves, ready made in many cases, already suggesting the figure that they become. I know they're a bit fluffy and lightweight, but I think they're humorous and engaging.


There are five in this grouping, each 12"x9". I had them scanned at the copy center, but because the backgrounds are white, I think they had a hard time finding the edges to crop them, so the images are a bit different in their widths...

I'll have them on exhibit at my studio during the SPA Bash on April 27.

NOTE:  I made a funny follow-up piece to the big Pandora's Box installation that's in the silent auction that finishes on May 27 called Pandora's Naval Ring. Come on over and bid on it!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Jesús Rafael Soto

Jesús Rafael Soto (June 5, 1923 - January 14, 2005) was a Venezuelan artist known primarily for his kinetic sculptures. I have just discovered him through a series of bilingual books called Conversations, published by Fundación Cisneros.

Here's a wonderful tribute to his work on YouTube.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

West Collection

So I finally put in an application to the West Collection. It took a few hours, and was kind of fun to do. You have until midnight tonight if you want to apply.