Ephemeral Sculpture is going up at Summit ArtSpace and the range of media is impressive: from small gelatin shapes through pieces of assemblage that are reassembled to this string and feather remembrance of childhood mythology tales. Opening reception is on Friday the 28th. I'm still trying to figure out if I want to crawl the string to adjacent structures.
Close to the beginning.
My friend Katina's installation can be seen here in the background.
Different angle. Come join us at the reception, I have a piece upstairs in the Box Gallery's annual Rubber City Artists Member Show as well. I'll be leading a workshop in Ephemeral Sculpture on the 6th of October.
For Sarah. And I thought I'd be done with the dog (well, I'm finding one is never done with a dog, she is on my mind in her absence more than in her presence) but the quote from Will Rogers had to come into "heaven" work somewhere. It's a good one. I knew there were dog constellations but I have to look them up properly sometime.
Going to Summit ArtSpace to work on my ephemeral sculpture today so I'll post pictures of that tomorrow.
The package that arrived last week was from Bonnie but it was Karen's baby. I had to include an example of her work, there are perhaps 10 different mandalas in the book that are hers so we had an inspiring start.
I added this. I'm on a quest to memorize poetry that resonates for me and the lines written here are the last lines of a poem called "Thrushes" by Siegfried Sasson. I'd never heard of him before this but intend to look up his other work. This is collage, watercolor words, yashi tape, marker and stamps.
I taught a workshop last Saturday at Bay Arts and in the throes of demoing each transfer technique I made this one. Yes. It's about the dog Louise again, humour me. Images were made with tape transfer, textures with rubbing a crayon over a metal cart and light text areas were made with a wax transfer from newsprint. An ink and watercolor bower was added with some joss paper. This might be the last in a Louise theme.
The writing on the photograph from an anonymous family says "Judy and the Squash" and so it is, Judy is perky in a large squash patch. Red balls fall through the air, Louise's colors are threaded throughout and the text in the background is from an index of towns all dogs have traveled. This is the way I process. I have 1 more doggish entry in the pipeline that I almost completed yesterday at a collage workshop in Bay Village that I taught in tandem with Gretchen Bierbaum. Well, almost in tandem, I did yesterday and she's doing today. More art coming soon.
With apologies to Charlotte....this gal could've defended her pig friend with an axe. Top leg to bottom leg she must be 3 inches long. I've seen them before at the lake where the spiders own everything but never at home until today. Apparently she's a golden orb spider and they are quite common, but really impressive.
I may be getting my memorials to Louise out of my system, though the dog in the photo is anonymous. I didn't want this to be about a particular dog but about doggishness in general. While gallery-sitting with Francis, she suggested I keep track of the time I spent on these. Turns out I was underestimating. This and another piece have been the reason I haven't posted lately. Legends of the Dog 2 will be posted tomorrow.