Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
- if there is work that you've seen that you'd like to purchase, but it's not up on that site yet, dunna worry, just shot me an email and I'll post it for you. Or if you're in town or nearby, you can pick it up at the studio or I'll even deliver it to you! How's that for service?
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
- The I remembered my sista's pet, Fluffy, which was also a jeweled insect that she got while working in Mexico as a scuba instructor. It's a Mayan thing.
- I don't know about you, but there's no way I would want a bug crawing around on me, jewels or no....
Skippy's Sarah Dream
Setting: any kind of open stage space, or since this is a dream, an unlikely type of set ranging from the interior of a plane to a harem to a set from another show.
Woman 1 - any age or race
Woman 2 - any age or race
Moose - guy in moose mask - any age or race
Queen Sarah – any age or race
Did you get your certificate?
I'm trying to avoid it. After all ...
(whispers after looking around to make sure no one can see or hear them)
I'm a les....
Oh, look at those great glowing flowers! We'd never know the beauty of nuclear waste if Queen Sarah had not been put on the throne.
Lovely flowers and look at the time! We should be getting back to the factory.
Enter a Moose - a guy in a Moose mask
Oh My Gawd! I thought those beasts were extinct now.
But look he's smiling I think. Maybe they're not as dangerous as they told us.
Shut up! You know that we can't contradict Common Thought or we'll end up in the retraining camps.
Can you ladies help me? I need to find some food. Since the
I didn't hear you .... La la la la la
(Puts fingers in ears and continues to la la la)
What's wrong with her? Did I say something to offend? I'm truly sorry.
Don't you know that it's against the Verbal Laws of the Lord, or Common Thought, to utter the v-word? Wow you have been out in the woods for a long time.
(Loud siren is heard)
Moose begins to run in a large circle quacking like a duck. Both women get down on their knees and prostrate themselves. Moose goes over to them, sniffs them and runs off stage as the siren fades into the sound of a helicopter. As the helicopter fades, Queen Sarah enters in fatigues carrying a large rifle.
Get up. Did you see a moose a few minutes ago? I got me a hankering for a moose burger.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
- Before becoming a "time based media artist", he worked in theatre; acting, directing and writing performance scripts.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
- So off we went to The City by the Bay early enough so that we could have a lunch of crab and sourdough and of course a glass of wine at Alioto's on Fisherman's Wharf! It was great and then off to the museum for the show. We had to buy tickets in advance for a certain time.
- Now this wouldn't bother some people, except that both K. and I are claustrophobic to strange extremes. I won't get into an elevator when it's full, I'll just wait thank you very much. Same is true of any kind of public transportation. Maybe I was a sardine in another lifetime.
- Looking at all the pale blues and pinks (especially for Mary Cassatt in this exhibit) just make my teeth ache like eating too much sugar. And then there's the subject matter - babies and children. I suppose if you don't get out of the house much you can only paint what's around. Nobody had thought of abstract art yet, so realism was the only style that they knew. It took the Fauvists to break away from Impressionism and begin the trek to the modern art we know today. I just goggled it and there were no women Fauvists. Had I been a painter in that day, I would have been a Fauvist!
- And that my friends is our art history lesson for today!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
- The folks at Center for Contemporary Art have also done their voodoo to score a show at the SMUD gallery on 65th Street for the artists. This is just perfect for the partcipating artists - two pre-shows before the event itself. Of course I'll show a print from the Power series there. Today I was told that over 80 artists are participating this year.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
There has been some recent “conversations” on the Digital Art Guild Yahoo email group lately about certain types of filters used in digital art. One of the fine artists there – Dolores Kaufman – had set up a challenge on her website with several images and then her final finished art piece made from those images. The challenge was to copy what she had created. This was all in response to someone who said something to the effect that using filters in Photoshop wasn’t art. I agree with that statement, but it’s HOW you use the filters and what you do to an image to create something new from it that makes it art.
- If you go to her website: http://www.dgkaufman.com/, then click on take challenge two on the bottom left, you’ll see the “seed” images. Then click on the results and be amazed at how two photographs can be transformed into that many different images!
Then another wonderful digital artist, Ansgard Thomson contacted me off group to show me her little experiment using the paint daub filters in Photoshop on a recent photo she took, then she painted over the image in a program called Art Rage. It’s supposed to be like Painter, only much less expensive.
But painting the photo took a very long time, as compared to using an “art” filter in Photoshop. Can you see the difference?
Go check out Ansgard’s work at: http://www.members.shaw.ca/
- In my mind it all boils down to Duchamp and Dada. An artist makes art with whatever materials she has at her disposal. Digital tools are just that, tools that in the hands of artists become art. So there!