Sunday, October 30, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
i just realized that october 12th was the one year anniversary of this blog! i never would have predicted that it would last this long.... i love having a meeting place for the art, images, ideas, and random findings that inform my creative life.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
My new series of sculptures is inspired by gravestone renderings of pillows and books. In the Victorian era, gravestones, through their shapes and carved embellishments, symbolized ideas about death that words could not convey. For Victorians, gravestones shaped like pillows were a symbol of eternal sleep. Closed books represented the fact that the story of this life is over and open books were used to record a short biography of the deceased.
I love the way that these tactile, familiar objects become hard and permanent markers, removed from the mortal world and placed in the realm of eternity. A tangible object becomes a connection to the intangible.
My sculptures are made from papier-mâché and, as with gravestones, the weight of the pillows and books is changed. Organic forms often move through the sculptures, reminding one of the grass, worms, or roots that pass through the ground beneath the stone.
Monday, October 17, 2011
this weekend i went to high desert test sites with a friend. we definitely didn't see all of the art (it was scattered around joshua tree/29 palms), but this was our favorite piece. it's a combination crater/swimming pool by ball-nogues studio.
the event is hosted (?) by andrea zittel. i have always liked the clothing pieces that she made and was a bit surprised to see that she owns a pink iphone case.