I stopped by Strathmore to see what art show they had up a few weeks ago. Interestingly the exhibit was about home, which I have been thinking a lot about. There were so many artists represented and they all had different interpretations of the theme. There were all sorts of different art media and techniques: sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing, abstract, representational, conceptual. It just showed how different everyone’s experience of home is.
Some topics involved with home were immigration, natural disaster, the suburbs, family, and familiar things like coffee. It was clear that there was a divide between artists. Some seemed more anxious about home while others gave the impression of it being a happy place. I think the idea of home can be complicated. There are so many things that happen when you’re growing up both inside and outside your control. I was happy to see such a diverse representation of the subject.
Moving clockwise from the top left image work is titled and made by: Sea Rise by George Lorio, Old Fashioned Letter by Stefanie Stark, Marla; At Home in America by Lulu Delacre, My Heart by Kimberley Bursic, Ritual by Kelly Bell, Bird Polyptic: Thrush, Mockingbird, Nuthatch, Wren by Liz Aukamp LaGarde, Trapped Inside This House by Emily Shepardson.
Here’s the completed eagle arms. It’s the second in a series of what is now three yoga goddess poses. This one is mixed media, with painting and collage. The part that took the longest was the hair. I spent a long time cutting out the eyes of swimsuit super models and famous people and then glueing them down. I think it was worth it. Below I’ve posted a close up of the hair so you can see the detail.
Here is a mixed media version of downward facing dog. Should be up and hanging soon. Just have to figure out how I want to frame it. Sorry I couldn’t capture the colors better for the site.
I had to get some help on this project so I have to thank the people at Garden Gate and Yin Yang Yoga and my mom for their contributions. Couldn’t have done it without you. 🙂
I’ve been working on a couple of projects for the past few months and one of them is for Yin Yang Yoga. I have a wall there that I like to rotate art on. Right now there are portraits of some of my colleagues up. However I want to switch it with someone doing yoga.
The piece is inspired by Fred Tomaselli. He does work with collage and currently has works up at the American Art Museum in DC. His works are quite large and colorful. In addition they have a lot to look at. So hopefully it’s easy to see why someone would be inspired by him.
Here’s one of my preliminary sketches.
Here’s the very beginning of my project.
Here’s where I am at now. I’m basically figuring out the background. It’s like a puzzle but I am making up the pieces.