Thursday, September 23, 2010

Though the dawn may be coming soon ......

....unfortunately, portfolio updates to my web page still may be some time. It's not for lack of trying, mind you. I've got all the pieces put together in Dreamweaver, scrolling index bars and all! I have not, however, made payments to my hosting site so there's a bit of a hold as far as additions to my dot com. Soon, I hope, soon.

Ooh dream weaver
I believe you can get me through the night
Ooh dream weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light
Dream weaver
Dream weaver
Dream weaver

....that song get's in my head every freaking time I open the program.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Zeke and Elias Numbers One Through Three

I am very excited to be part of the group show in the form of the “Raconteur”

University of Massachusetts Amherst
September (Sept 7th-Oct 7th).

Participating artists and writers:
Geoffrey Owen Miller Shane Campbell Sara Purnell Mollie Roth Jungah Kim
Jung Eun Park Donna Hunt Chris Bertholf Emily Carr

Friday, September 3, 2010

Lines of the End.

I have reached the inky black line portion of two of the three panels.

It is a good feeling as the deadline draws near. I had quite a lovely time in the studio yesterday. Amanda decided to stay at home to work on her embroidery while I painted, so I cleared off her table and reconfigured my work space to accommodate working on the two panels without having to relocated myself. Amanda has engaged herself in a huge undertaking, hand embroidering a Family-Tree of Bill Cosby.

Featured here is the first version of the patriarch himself. Yes, the first version. She recently did another because as she got in to it and produced more and more likenesses in the lineage she wanted the background color to be different, to reflect a denotation of of relationship based on the degrees of separation. She has the colors of floss wound round plastic pieces tacked to the wall in her studio which creates a lovely gradient.
Yesterday she finished a face made headway on the final portrait during our shared-space studio day. I have a feeling someone will be in Chelsea for awhile tonight with stitching and linking her completed set of images.

Amanda Tillers's Bill Cosby (1.5")
Cosby Tree In Progress

And here, is where I will be. I put two of my tables together in an L-Shape, a strip of glass that I found discarded on a the curb to use for mixing sits between the two paintings which makes it very easy to flow from one to the other. The photo was taken from my computer on the small high table where Amanda sat yesterday and where I will be working on the third panel that is part of this series. It still resides inside my computer as a collection of drawings scanned and positioned in a large Photoshop file waiting to be printed out one page at a time and and taped together to it's
full 2ft by 4ft size and then transferred on to an panel that I had gessoed, what seems like, quite some time.

The two characters featured in this narrative are ones a few people may recognize.
The mulleted man in the purple shirt is Zeke.This particular painting resides in the collection of Ben Pederson, whose videos you should most definitely check out. The bespectacled man in the hat is known as Elias. I am thinking of getting my Etsy account back up to make images available for purchase again.

But not now, I've got things I got to do.