Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Prolific like Picasso

I recently took a trip to Virginia to visit my brother, Sam. While there, we planned an adventure to see the Picasso art exhibit at the Richmond Museum of Fine Art. What an amazing show. The huge collection was on loan from the Musée National Picasso in Paris while it was being renovated. It was a variety of the mediums he worked in (which is everything). There were easily over 300 pieces in the show.

There were several photos of Picasso and his studio that I had never seen before. Here is one with him and his cat.

While we were in Richmond, I wanted to see Noah Scalin's outdoor skull piece "United Skull Of America" which has silhouettes of all 50 states arranged to portray a human skull. It was displayed at the Main Art X Gallery (which is outside of the Main Art Supply store at Main and Lombardy). Noah wasn't there, but it is a very artsy neighborhood and has a great Sushi place nearby.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cracks In Time and Space

This is the latest acrylic painting. I have been thinking about Steampunk so much lately that I am leaning towards that theme in my work for the June show. I want to do about 12 paintings, but we'll see.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Quick Rug from found textile

I found a ball of this strange felt at a thrift store and thought I would crochet something fun out of it. It seems to be the remnants of a large tye-dyed piece. I was trying for an 'organic feel' rug and ended up with this unusual shape. It is thick and soft to stand on, so it works.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Largest Sculpture I've Done - Back Patio Update

On June 3, 2010, I posted about the back patio "750 square foot sculpture". Well, it is finally finished - at least the South side of the house. I wanted to post images of the final project. The idea was to create a large Sun and surround it with the planets (including the Dwarf Planets - Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris.)