Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Playing with landscapes and non-indigenous woman. Graphite drawing, this is also on an over-sized sketch pad I found in Italy. It takes graphite better than my other sketch books. Hope I can replace it when I run out of pages.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Dorothea Tanning, born August 25, 1910. She has been quite a significant artist in both painting and lithography. For all I know she is still making art and living either in Sedona, Arizona or NY. Sorry, I'm late but I wish her a Happy Birthday. Brava, Dorothea. P.S If you didn't already know she was married to Max Ernst. Can you imagine the dynamics there?
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Trying to get my print ideas ready before I go to Oklahoma. I have 3 editions due by Oct 1, 2010. I have 4 grained stones waiting for images. This pencil sketch is based on what a key role my parents played in my decision to become an artist. My Mother had great talent but wasn't able to study art. So she spent most of her young adulthood working for a small sewing business. Their specialty was to design logos and sew felt letters on the back of baseball uniforms in the 1950s-1960s. I would sit under her sewing machine and cut the scraps of felt that would fall to the floor. She is 92 now and recently I found some of these felt letters in her sewing machine. Warms my heart but seems so outlandish how things have changed.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
"All Indian All The Time" by James Luna
When: Friday, September 10, 2010 - Sunday, January 9, 2011
Where: Mesa Contemporary Arts
A talented performance as well as installation artist, James Luna transforms the Project Room into a virtual Rock and Roll museum dedicated to his "music career." In this multimedia installation, Luna incorporates both humor and familiar popular culture icons to call attention to the limited American Indian presence in the music industry and other mainstream art forms.
Native Stories: Basically Factual
with James Luna
Friday, October 1, 2010, 8pm
This looks great. Sorry I'm gonna' miss it.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Some of Leonora Carrington's work will be exhibited in Norwich, England at the Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts from 28 September until 12 December. She is 93 and I believe she is still working and living in Mexico. The message here is never stop making art. Inspiring!!!!!!