The Creation Process: Step 1 – Grabbing the bull by the horns
Armed with a concept to create riverbed patina, it’s time to roll up my sleeves and start the actual making. First the canvas for this creation–the 13 yards of linen–needs to be tamed. Meaning: washed, cut into smaller pieces, and hemmed to reduce fray during the process.
This week I’m putting the final touches on new pieces for the showAmalgamated Transmutations: Flight, Growth and Breaking Open with my friends and fellow SEED artistsNicole Uzzell, andMillicent Greason. The opening reception is this Saturday, May 4th. Please stop by if you can, we’d love to see you. The show will be on view thru May 31st atThe Electric Mustache Gallery. I’m doing some large-scale screen printing on found fabrics for this exhibit and talked a little about my inspiration in a post here. And here are a few photos of work in progress for the show; with more info on the exhibit after the jump.
One project in the studio this month is a 4′ x 6′ piece commissioned by the AFAS Group as part of their Public Arts Initiative. The initiative works to bring art to public areas and into people’s daily lives. AFAS’s project includes an permanent outdoor gallery that opened in the fall of 2012– the brainchild of my friend and fellow Winston artist, Kendall Doub, who invited me to participate in this upcoming exhibit.
Since it’s the 100 year anniversary for Winston Salem, AFAS requested artists to work around a loose theme of “Celebrate W-S” and create work about or inspired by the city we live in. My working title is “Together in this City”, and I am incorporating a whimsical nod to the Winston skyline. Here are a few photos of the painting in progress.
Hot off the screens! Clockwise: “I always feel like somebody’s watching me“ (in large and small versions, inspired by rizzocat); “Haunted Toaster“ (inspired by this, of course); “Sunny Side” (which makes me sing this all day); and “The Kick in my Coffee Cup“ (because this song makes me happy).
I’ll be hawking these along with prints, cards, pillows and more THIS SUNDAY at the Hand To Hand Market, in downtown Greensboro, NC. It’s free and there will be a full bar, DJ, Break Dancing Santas, Ugly Sweater Photo Booth, and more. Break. Dancing. Santas. People!
I’ll also be at the Krankies Craft Fair the 14th and 15th in good ole W-S. And if you can’y make one of those fine craftaculars, email me or check out ETSY to hook yourself up. See you on the sunny side!
This print is part of the exhibit: BO GO – a show of Diptychs at Electric Moustache Gallery (at Krankies in W-S). Artist reception and opening tonight, Monday July 9th, from 7-9 pm. Stop by if you can for some coffee or a drink and some great art. A quick tour of creating this print after the jump.