Eye Wonder is a series about …eyes. No, really, it’s about painting. But eyes are mesmerizing. And easy for people to enter into an abstract painting.
We are getting snow tonight. But someday, there will be flowers. These are imagined tulips.
The Modern Muse Erato. I imagine her as source of life, not a sex worker. If her job is repurposed, her materials are also. From the Waynesville Habitat Restore, copper pipe legs, brass lamp fittings, a lovely dress from a dryer hose, her face on a round of clear plywood, and her music stand skeleton. Is this art, or just big girl dolls? This is a work in progress, so don’t be too hard on either one of us. If we can’t laugh, then we should quit.
Many of my paintings are about women and their predicaments. I try to infuse some humor into them. When stuff blindsides you, do you wake up feeling like this woman?
Women used to be important to culture, important and powerful. Muses, Fates, Furies, Goddesses. Now most are hustling for low paying jobs in the modern age. That is my scenario. This is the Muse Erato, with energy coming from the sun, not sex. I’ve been collecting parts and pieces of her for months. This is a first glance. Many of the elements are from Habitat Restores. The round plywood that makes her face comes from a local speaker maker. The brass spacers and Mardi Gras beads come from the Waynesville Restore. The music stand that is her skeleton came from a trip to the Restore in Statesville. The tubes come from Gregg’s work, and some of the paint is from Animal Hosp. of Waynesville. When you’ve gone from a Muse, to working for .77 on the dollar, you have to be thrifty.
Thanks to WordPress for beginning the funding for the Bay Lights. Public art makes people aware of what might be.
Are they stressed, or just working hard?
These start as drawings, using drips of enamel. I have added detail, so you might see a person. These are an interesting combination of drawing with not much control, and then carefully highlighting. Most are women, but it’s probably hard to tell. Stress affects everyone.
I’ts snowing, so I didn’t make it to the dedication of the new arts building. It is LEEDs certified, the highest level of green building technology. Cori Saraceni is part of the opening show, and I missed her too. I’ve been working on a series of enamel drip drawings of females with glasses. Can’t really call them self portraits. Here are a couple. I think they are interesting.