Last year, I created a post about my collection of milagro hearts. Above are some new additions to that collection - part Day of the Dead, part street art, part mask - they appeal to me with their whimsy and handpainted charm. I purchased these new hearts made from cardboard as pieces of artwork in a local Brooklyn shop. They were created by a local artisan/tv director named Jimbo Matison. Growing up, his family didn't have a lot of money so he would make his own toys from cardboard - action figures, robots, and hot rod cars. He later realized, "this is more than just making goofy stuff with cardboard, it has life and meaning. It's art."
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I've been quite busy hibernating in my studio during this cold weather snap. These pieces were created with my old biological studies in mind. Painted on the pages ripped from an old chemistry book, they depict various compounds, muscle fibers, and a multi-planed formation. From left, "Crystalline Forms", "Peeky-Boo", and "Tetrahedron - Commercial Processes" - all of which are available now in my shop.
Monday, January 24, 2011
I've been working on some new paintings in line with the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday. These were both done on the pages of old chemistry books. Through the candy colored haze you can see the underlying scientific terms - match made in heaven (or the lab)! Now available in my online shop.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
first art giveaway to celebrate my one year blogging debut, and tonight, I drew a name, the old-fashioned way, from my favorite colorful bowl.
My winner is Audrey! Enjoy your new piece of artwork. It will be mailed to you this week. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment throughout the week. Stay tuned for more special giveaway celebrations throughout the year.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
...as Patricia Neal uttered in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Last week, as I was flipping through the tv channels, I stumbled across the iconic film and settled in for a late night of movie watching. Ironically, just down the block from the real thing (Tiffanys, that is), stands a 50+ foot woman - a line drawing in light - who resembles the fashionable fille. Thank you, Dior, for the eye candy surprise as we rush through the busy streets of Midtown.
This line, is also heard in one of favorite songs by Dmitri From Paris...Une Very Stylish Fille. Just click on the little bubble below. It's music that's a good fit for your very own famously dashing party scene. Now, all you need to add is a cigarette holder, some cocktails, an updo, and a feline companion named "Cat". Don't forget the Little Black Dress!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Sol Lewitt's colorful sculptures on the roof at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2005)
___________Several years ago, as a recent graduate from the arts program at Trinity College, I was invited to participate in a special project lead by artist, (the now late) Sol Lewitt and his assistants. The project was to implement one of Sol Lewitt's drawings into the new student center on Trinity's campus in Hartford, Connecticut.
Several months later, we were all invited back to Trinity and honored along with the dedication of the completed space. Trinity's art department compiled a special binder of photographs for each of us. The final project also made headlines in the alumni magazine.
A photographer captured me taking in the finished product at the dedication (1998).
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Today marks the one year anniversary of my being an official blogger. This concept makes me laugh a little since it started as my New Year's Resolution for 2010 - and prior with a singular post from 2008 - into now what has become a full-blown obsession. To celebrate this happy occasion, I will be giving away a piece of my artwork (below - no matting or framing included) to one of you lucky readers.
Golden Mean (in Purple), 5" x 7", gouache and pencil on paper from an old chemistry book, 2011
To participate and put your name in the digital hat, please register as a public follower, and leave a comment below. Don't forget to include an email address where you can be contacted. From the comments, I will draw a name at random on Sunday, January 9th around 8 p.m. ET. Good luck and spread the word!
Thank you to those of you who keep coming back for more - looking forward to a great 2011!