Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Print Idea, Rough Sketch

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 is 100

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

Rough sketch for upcoming litho edition

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

Sketchbook drawing, an imperfect cube with graphite stick.  Taking a break from graining stones on the side porch.  Trying to finish 4 stones before tonight but it is 110 F outside. Can't wait until it cools down.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

"All Indian All The Time"

"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.

Upcoming Performance - Farnsworth Studio Theater
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

Balanced Woman II

You can probably see how much I admire the acrobatic circus chromolithography from the early 1900s.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Leonora Carrington Exhibit

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!!!!!!