limn gallery - "bedtime stories" - install view Originally uploaded by dressform.
song time again ::
do you know what would be right here? some yellow. touch of humility... original sin... or two - from you.....
guesses? if gwen gets it again she'll be 3 for 3... i'm not sure if i can dig up any more prizes for her if she keeps winning *wink wink*. is there a prize if you get this right? i dunno... i love this song because i love the idea of a color being placed.... being in the right spot.... i've been thinking about this for days and days...
OK - so above.... install shot from the bedtime stories show at limn gallery. they put together a fancy pancy slide show so you can see all the other artist's work [which i really really like] here .
here's a detail. this piece is actually a couple years old - so if you were reading the blog circa 2004 you know i made if for the gen art "emerge" show - and you'll know what i'm about to say - so skip ahead! they are all me [and mom and dad in the one].... the piece is named "wallet size me" because they are all wallet size photos... and they are actual size in terms of the embroidery to photo size. the other thing to know is that this is the back side that i'm showing as the front. i really like the idea of the "wrong" side being "right" - i think the back is actually as beautiful as the carefully stitched front [i try not to peek as i make these]. i also tend to like the slightly macabre relationship of red to blood - and of course it's coming out my own eyes here.... i think creepy and beautiful can ride a smiliar line and i like skating along edges like that.
i think i'm also going to show this piece in the show coming up at mira costa college.... i'm trying to think about what work to put in that show. it's the first time i getting to blend old and new work - a mini survey - so i'm trying to think about how things will relate to one another and what moments of my artmaking to include. this is turning out to be harder than i thought it would be....
i was really really happy yesterday when alicia posted about her coat addiction . it's not JUST ME! there is something exciting about fall and pulling out jackets and coats.... and no matter how many coat fineries i have in my too full closet i seem to be unable to turn one away if it presents itself to me at the right time and the right price. she showed 2 of hers so i'm showing 2 of mine, but really this is the tip of the iceburg of my coatland. you remember the pink coat right? so - i'll show more if you [alicia and anyone else] will show more of their favorite coats.... it is getting to be fall after all
you can click on my photos to go to flickr and read the details on my coats... and what i paid for them !
ok folks... have a great weekend! drawings and photos of the after modern install on monday!