Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Vintage Wallpaper Samples

Found a bundle of wallpaper samples at the thrift store recently.  They make lovely backgrounds...

Her Reach Exceeds Her Grasp


Bee a Man

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Josephine, Sabine and Lynn Get Exquisite

Josephine Wicherts (Holland), Sabine Remy (Germany) and I occasionally do a whirlwind round of Exquisite Corpse.  Each of us makes three starters (doing the top, middle or bottom of a collaged image, then "hiding" what we've done so that the next person working on the piece can ONLY see where to connect with the prior image, not the image itself).  Here are my three starters from our latest round:

Exquisite Corpse #3 Winter 2016 by
Lynn (top), Sabine (middle) & Jo (bottom)

 Exquisite Corpse #1 Winter 2016 by
Jo (top), Lynn (middle) & Sabine (bottom)

 Exquisite Corpse #2 Winter 2016 by
Sabine (top), Jo (middle) & Lynn (bottom)

Monday, February 6, 2017

NWCS at Cascadia Art Museum

The Northwest Collage Society is presenting its winter show at the wonderful new Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, January 19 - March 26, 2017.  CAM is a great addition to the local art scene; it opened its doors in late 2015 and offers a rich array of paintings, prints, sculpture and photography created by artists active in the Pacific Northwest during the mid-19th through mid-20th century time period.  The art is stunning: the "Big Four" are here, of course (Tobey, Calahan, Graves, and Anderson), and there are quality pieces by many others.  The physical setting -- a repurposed and beautifully altered former Safeway suppermarket -- is lovely, with crisp white walls and high, beamed ceilings.  Go see it.

And, while you're there you can visit a side gallery that is hung with "Collaged Impressions of Northwest Social Realism and the American Scene 1930 - 1950."  I have three pieces (below) in the show and one of them ("Carrie") was honored with the Eleanor Wolters Smith Memorial Award. Thank you NWCS, CAM, and juror/curator David F. Martin.

 Carrie

This Is Not a Photograph of Basquiat.


What If


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Irrational Reographics

For a couple of years I've had a notion that I should assemble a bunch of National Geographic collages into some kind of book, maybe with an embroidered yellow cover, to be called "Irrational Reographics."  Still thinking about it.  When I finally stop procrastinating I should have a lot to chose from.  Here's a couple more...

Belgians


Origin Stories:  The Northern Lights