I got an interesting comment recently. Well, maybe it was not so interesting as it was a little insulting. When I moved back to Omaha, I met an older woman (I’ll call her Kay) at one of my jobs. She’s an art enthusiast and supporter and is very free with giving her opinions. I did a series of wood cut prints of dresses that she was really into. As time moved on, I moved on from that body of work. I like to try different things knowing fully that not everything is going to work. I’ve been working on my latch hook pieces for about 1 1/2 years. One fall, (more…)
This really should have been posted on Earth Day. You would never think this was made from aluminum and copper wire. Earth’s Skin by El Anatsui – YESSSSSS!!
I have coveted “Herringbone Floor” by Rachel Whiteread since I first laid eyes on it. Oh, how I wish I’d scraped the money together when the edition first appeared at Serpentine Gallery. Perhaps one day, the art gods will take pity on me and this artwork will find it’s way into my collection. Once can dream!
I love keeping tabs on former classmates from graduate school. I enjoy seeing what they are working on since we parted ways from the University of Iowa. Hayley Barker is someone that I am so happy for. We were not in the same program, but met through mutual friends. She has been busting out some seriously gorgeous paintings. Her latest work for me is spiritual, psychedelic and about nature. The way she applies each individual dab of paint to the canvas is reminiscent of Seurat. Looking at her work is a great way to start the week!
Thank goodness for PBS and Art21. I don’t think I’ll ever get bored seeing the artists that are featured on each episode. The thing I appreciate the most about this show is the variety of artists they are interviewing. A lot of the artists I’ve heard of. Quite a few I hadn’t. Josiah Mcelheny falls into the latter category.
Funny enough, I had seen his work before at the Des Moines Art Center. I thought it was interesting, but didn’t really spend a lot of time with the piece. After seeing his interview on Art21, I better appreciated it. I liked how he spoke about his investigation of reflective surfaces, modernism and infinite space. He is also very concerned with craft like glass-blowing. In the past, he had made a series of bottles mimicking designer dresses. They are elegant and gorgeous! On my next visit to the Des Moines Art Center, I will spend more time with his piece and enjoy the infinite reflection.