Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween


Artwork by yours truly

Groaners
Did you hear about the cannibal who was expelled from school?
He was buttering up his teacher.
How does a girl vampire flirt?
She bats her eyes.
source: brain candy

Boo-tiful Art

A transferred copy of a drawing my kids did
when they were little onto fabric and embellished with paint and beads.


Monday, October 22, 2007

Exhibit Video

It is just a wee video before the crowds hit at 6pm. Nothing fancy, but me thinks you get the picture (ahem, excuse the pun). Sorry I missed you Howard, darn it I was just so busy being a cleaner and then a chicken saviour after the reception ;) but I hoped you enjoy the little tour of Yellow Springs.



Effigy Dolls: Yea! We have another doll to add to our list: dinahmow, jafabrit, cynthia, bad kitty
Am I missing anybody?


Friday, October 12, 2007

Example of Yukky Graffiti


Last year I took this photo of the side entrance to Grainger Market , which was built in the 1830's in Newcastle, England. I used to pop into this pub many moons ago, hence the reason for taking the pic, plus I loved the big red doc martin. The scribbles on the side wall is the type of graffiti (tagging)that is really ugly, that has no aesthetic appeal or enhances what is an already a very ugly entrance. Maybe that is why they think it is okay to tag it, because it is already ugly? One would have no idea that this ugly entrance leads to one of the most beautiful classical buildings in the town. To see this pictures of this beautiful market, this site has some great photos.


How about this 11,000 year old example of graffiti?

For some fun clips about it, or hear the public's reaction to the introduction of hot pants, check out the bbc link.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Street Sign in Yellow Springs

Talitha the Tongue gave me two reasons to laugh this morning. She told me to check out the new street sign on the way to town this morning.I had to drop off some art balls at the Nolaa Gallery and the Vampire Rabbit Gargoyle painting to IN A FRAME Gallery. Whoever put the sign there was right, it WAS a big bump lol! The second was her response when I told her my wee artist statement for my exhibit.
Like a quilt,
life is made up of fragments
stitched together to create a whole,
captured with scraps, patches, wood and paint.
Some fragments are fresh, others worn with age,
but they make up who we are and
tell a story.

Naw! Talitha says, make it simple
Buy my shit
I’m broke

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

BOO!

graffiti sticker for October by jafabrit

Okay, it's a wee bit early for that, but I love October. This is the month when I can open all the windows, smell the leaves, kick leaves, have a leaf fight. Sit outside by the chiminea sipping hot apple cider and watch the flames crackle.

ART NEWS
I once heard an author tell an interviewer she found it hard to discuss her book because she had finished it already and was excited about the new project. I haven't even got my exhibit up yet and already my head is elswhere. My new struggle (apart from the mauve painting-eek) is my next series of work that is roiling around my head. The jafagirls have a group exhibit next June, which means I have 7 months to work on a few pieces.


"Very Hungry God" by Subodh Gupta

Saatchi has a nice article about it. I know skulls are in at the moment, but this one holds its own for me not just aesthetically, but conceptually. I think it makes a powerful statement even without knowing the story (which is shameful) of what motivated it.
What I see is a god of death consuming people through starvation.
I don't know who to credit for the photograph, but the source of the image is from this site. I don't read Italian, but if someone does and cares to point out the name of the photographer I will gladly update and cite him/her.