28 September 2011

Kathy. Wonderful.

Last week, Kathy Bradford was the speaker for Pafa's first Art-At-Lunch series, and it was incredible. She was my visiting critic my first semester in grad school, and she was truly inspirational.

She calls herself a mark-maker. Humor, wit, women, following any fancy she pleases...
She spoke about so many amazing things to consider in my studio. And I have been mulling over them in my moleskines. I'll type some out here when I feel ready :)

Enjoy her beautiful work:

{works from 2007-2010.}


24 September 2011

mary boone gallery

I was looking at Mary Boone Gallery this morning. I found some amazing little gems. Some stuff I've seen before, most of it I haven't. One of the things I've started looking for in work: does it help me see the world differently?

Terence Koh
dimensions variable
light, metal, lead

Nick Cave
75" by 36" by 30"
dogwood twigs, wire, upholstery/mannequin

Marc Quinn
The Overwhelming World of Desire (Phragmipedium Sedenii)
472" by 236" by 6"
weather resistant pigment, resin/stainless steel

Marc Quinn
10" by 27" by 13"
medical milk formula/synthetic polymer wax

Patricia Coffie
Cancer of Silence
24" by 24"

Ai Weiwei
Han Dynasty Urn with Coca-Cola Logo
10" by 11" by 11"
paint/Han Dynasty urn

Ai Weiwei
236" by 165" by 165"
crystal, scaffolding

Joseph Beuys
Capri Battery (Edition of 200)
3" by 4 3/8" by 2 3/8"
light bulb, plug socket, lemon/ wooden box

All images sources: Mary Boone Gallery.

22 September 2011

The clouds have parted

Objects are important to me. Little objects that communicate with each other. Cuddle, lean, smother each other. I think they all find their way into my work. The work table has definitely spun a little out of control...more than I like actually. But I got on a roll this afternoon...You know, that all wonderful, mysterious Flow. One of my friends recently referred to it as "coming up from a fog"...I knew what she was talking about, and I knew I hadn't felt it in a while, and I missed. I'd been thinking about being in that glorious art-fog since last Tuesday, and finally today, as about 3 o'clock it rolled in.


Pink, and flesh color utensils have been calling my name. I don't have the slightest idea way...Maybe it's the end of summer, and I'm pining for the prolonging of exposed skin. The bright girly girl pink, I have no excuse for.


good crits always encourage more work (via Flow of 9/22)

Breakfast for Dinner

Home made grape jelly from Michael's co-worker. Delicious.

it was amazing.