20 November 2005

drawing a day ~ week 13


drawing a day ~ week 13 Originally uploaded by dressform.

lucky 13? i'm not sure. i kind of felt lost this week. i missed the robots, so i did a green rocket... that one made me smile. there are parts of these that i am really liking, but somehow this week nothing seems quite "finished". why is that? why on some days do things just flow together and make sense... and then on others just feel random and confusing. the crux of human existence and i dare to ask why?!? next green is more bubblegummy [i'm inventing adjectives]. it's brighter and saucier and ???

applique

i went to lacis the other day.... i feel so lucky that it is in my neighborhood. indeed. found the thread for my trade with nebo .... found the above book... on applique.... they had quite a few japanese craft lovlies and i was VERY good and only walked out with this one... even though i have a gift certificate [thanks mom and dad]. i was the epitome of restraint. hee hee. i also got some thread for my wall project. at least i think these are the colors. i will take a photo of the array next time i'm there [which i think will be sooner rather than later] because it's so tempting to do so many things.... all the pretty colors.... sigh...

pink:red 1

but yes, i think this will be the color of the doilies on the wall. unless of course i change my mind.... [i've been known to do that]

on friday i went with the former princess of the dessert - who now lives in SF... she needs a new nickname! to see mary tsiongas' show at stanford.

Mary Tsiongas

it was called "the hunter gathers" and was the idea of hunting almost as a relic. about her personal relationship to hunting [her grandfather used to sustain her family in greece by hunting.] how even through brutality there is a sense of care and love [shots of hunters rubbing deers lovingly] she was also working with the target! in her pieces she juxtaposed her face with hunted animals - lining up her eyes, nose, etc. with theirs - in the shape of targets. one was particularly haunting and spooky - the one of her and a fox - not sure why that one got to me more than the others, but it did. i almost want to email her w/ my animal targets.... but not sure if i'll have the guts. i have really liked mary's work for quite sometime. she always seems to find a way to make technology accessible and human and warm. which seems to not be the norm when it comes to video, sound pieces and the like. at least in my experience. the above was one of my favorites. a mannequin for taxidermy watching the taxidermist at work. it was hard to watch the video - and the sad mannequin forever glued to watching that scene.... not the "easiest" of shows... but really got me thinking. and great to see with such a thoughtful person as well... i forgot how good it can be to go with someone to see art. duh! instant dialogue instead of all in my head. maybe i am too much in my head of late....

7 comments:

pat said...

I LOVE the rocket ship! I must be an engineer at heart and not know it......

wendy said...

love the rocket too and the fern, all of them again.
the hunter gathers show sounds awesome. Right up your alley.
Glad you got out of your head!!

two trees said...

love those drawings a day Lisa! lonk time no talk, how have you been...I'm still out in Seattle with my mom. Can't wait to get back in the swing of things!

laura r. said...

what is the material for 11_16_05? it is so beautiful.
lacis is an amazing place, almost like a museum.
your drawings a day are really wonderful.
such commitment to a process.

andrea said...

love that word 'bubblegummy'... officially adding it to my vocabulary. loving your drawings again this week...

and you should totally send mary tsiongas your animal targets... be brave! your work is so amazing.

ladylinoleum said...

I love the rocket ship too!

Hey thanks for the tip on Lacis. They have every kind of DMC thread known to woman! That is my absolute fave thread and the price is not bad at all! Great!

eireann said...

mmmmm, pink thread. that floss looks delicious! + nice photo, too.