update: The WRAP page link. 2019
In about four years, (plus three), plus loads of "free" time, which was replaced by the feeling of a lack of time. Recently I gained another version of "free" time.
update: The WRAP page link. 2019
In October I painted a lovely fall-theme on the windows of the Cambridge Senior Center. This is the fourth in a series of seasonal murals.
I was inspired by my mother's love of this time of year and the arrangements she puts together at her home.
Next, a mid-winter scene.
Maybe it'll actually snow this year.
A few days ago I washed the garden off the windows and painted this cool seaside view.
Tried some new techniques, using the light from the outside and darkness on the inside. Felt a little more like drawing. I could feel the breeze by the time I was done.
Again, many many thanks to the staff at CSC!
A few mistranslations of the phrase It works every time inspired the creation of scenes that existed in places like "mid-sentence" and "just before drifting off", where I remember stopping on the side of the road for lunch during a stuffy road trip with the fam. Massachusetts to Wisconsin, via Canada. Massachusetts to Maine, in the rain.
In one drawing CA MARCHE is loosely translated to define "work", as a thing that is done, and the "coups" as cuts, of the highest quality. The work of the cuts is then made to fit in the back of a van or s-u-v as if an important package were being carelessly delivered.
The parts of life that work are just a structure of actions. Balance is tenuous and life is indeed dear.
When we needed dinner it appeared. I like to think about manifestation. The clearer an idea, the easier it is to realize.
See the whole series in PAPER.
In Arlington Massachusetts, along the Minuteman Bike Path about 30 artists took ordinary chairs and reformed them into something more than utilitarian.
My chair is based on four constellations, and reformed into the original they were broken from.
The original is The Argo Navis.
The pieces have great names: Pyxis/ the Compass, Vela/ the Sails, Puppis/ the Stern, Carina/ the Keel
I am curious who bought the chair. The money went to support a mural installed at Arlington High School, which faces the Bike Path. Adria Arch was in charge of the project.
update: the WRAP page link. 2019
Good morning. Starting off with photos. These may be transferred to a more specific category in the future. Enjoy.
Second in a series. Next, July.
Tempera paint is a lot of fun
Thanks to Angela and all the staff and visitors at the Cambridge Citywide Senior Center.
This May 4-6 from noon to six in the evening, in Somerville MA, artists open their studios to anyone who enjoys art and wants to meet folks that make it.
I've seen many different sections of this massive free event over the the past three years and I am so excited to do it again this year.
Some of my favorites have been:
Vernon Street studios- near Winter Hill and off Highland Ave.
Lots and lots of artists in two buildings. Good if you're in a pinch for time.
Creative Union/ Walnut Street Center Inc., -Union Square, creative programs for folks with disabilities and 'outsider art'
Artisan's Asylum -Union Square, a wicked cool place for artists and anyone who wants to learn. They offer memberships, classes, studio space, and equipment rentals.
Joy Street Studios - Joy Street, near Brickbottom building (also fun!) Dozens of artist spaces all in one building.
Mix-It printmaking studio -Davis Square, currently exhibiting at the Boston Public Library's main branch in Copley Square.
Also, getting around to all these great places (and more) is SUPER EASY, because Somerville Open Studios has it's own free trolley service provided by Old Town Trolley tours!