Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Assemblage Figures

I am thrilled to announce I have an article featured in the Fall 2010 issue of Art Doll Quarterly. Larry, Helen and Albert are making their debut here. But, to see more of my assemblage figures and article check out the current issue.


Larry could not resist the urge to pinch his Mother-in-Law.


Helen's heart belonged to the stage.


Whenever Albert's world was turned upside down he was given the opportunity to start over.

Monday, August 2, 2010

ArT PaRtY 2010 & Burning Woman

This Summer I turn 50 years old. I truly have been blessed the passed 50 years and wanted to celebrate by hosting a three day Art Party at my house. Guests could come for the weekend, a couple hours, or just stop by to say hi.

The main theme of the Art Party was simply to provide a group of artists a place to get together and create for FREE.

Ever since I have heard of the event Burning Man I have been intrigued with the idea of attending the event. The main drawback for me is that it is held in the middle of the desert. I don't tolerate the heat well and no natural water kind of freaks me out.

Since I am turning 50 and all that goes with the next phase of my life I thought Burning Woman would be a fitting metaphor.

Her nose is a bit large but the hat does a good job of downplaying its size :-)

Nice Nails!

My son Casey building Burning Woman.

Mom, I and the finished product.

Mom & Casey. The fence was around to keep the dogs out since anything in their backyard is of extreme interest to them.

My friend Peggy treated myself and attendees to a chair massage.

There was quite a variety of media that was worked on.
Linda busy making cards. I guess that I better turn on the lights.

Brenda was painting and Ali working on a collage.

Peggy creating a display board for her massage business Timeless Touch Massage.

Jeanne prepping tiles for a mosaic.

The finished poster for Timeless Touch Massage.

Jill Shulse working on a project.

Jill Shulse holding Wilma.

Wilma's mother Flossie trying to con Shelly out of some snacks.

Messages were added

The fire was lit

Engulfed in fire

The flames danced
and danced
a work of art ever changing

Oddly the womb and right temple was where the fire concentrated for a long time

fire is so primal
This story is my gift from Dave - the only guy to witness this event ;)

July 31, 2010 8:30pm -Witnessed a tribal ritual of unexplainable proclaimed artists around a wood statue of a woman. This only happens every 50 years. This picture is the only record. The next day it was gone. Story told

What a perfect gift!

Burning Woman lasted for over an hour then toppled at 10:00pm. Reminding me that nothing lasts forever...but doesn't disappear...only changes.

Peggy and others pulled parts in the pit and it burned all night

Still smoldering the next day!

I plan on making more art to burn!

My friends John & Gail had a tandom celebratory Burning Woman in Idaho since they couldn't be here with me - how thoughtful!