Sunday, October 19, 2014
yesterday while selling art at a local market one of the shoppers stopping in my booth asked me about my work and why i make such things and motioning to the owls and bats said "these creatures are ungodly". now of course perhaps two dozen other people that day had commented about how they love my work and told me i'm talented etc and while i'm trying to let those generous sentiments sink in, it is this one lady i can't get out of my mind. i'm not a traditionally religious person and i could have numerous arguments about how can one of 'god's creations' be 'ungodly' but... why bother. it is far more my intent to extoll the virtues and wonder of some creatures that are perhaps misunderstood, than to elaborate or capitalize upon their 'dark' stereotypes. so, if it is ungodly to explore and understand a thing rather than to shun it out of tradition or misinformation, then so be it. let all my works be such.
Friday, October 10, 2014
in the neighborhood near my laundromat everyone has agreed to hang pumpkins from the trees... you walk for blocks and it is all full of orange pumpkin buckets you can see them up ahead and when you look down the street at the corner wherever you walk... so i walk while my clothes wash and enjoy the installation. it really is public art and they don't even know it.
Friday, October 3, 2014
with an ancient rune symbol for protection these guys will be made into stuffed pillow dolls and will lurk in the shadows at my upcoming shows until they've all found new homes.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Oh my beloved October! Here at last! And the creepy creations are ready to make their debut! I have exciting Halloween themed art events planned for the first two weekends of the month, Oct 3-4 in Sanford, FL and then Oct 11 a solo event in St Pete... Saturday Market on Oct 18 and then a big road trip to view fall colors in the Blue Ridge Mountains as I take my show on the road to Travelers Rest, SC. I'm excited with the opportunities to show my work in new cities that I've planned for myself, spreading the love of printmaking everywhere I go!