18 September 2006
drawing a day ~ week 49
hello hot pink... or fuschia to you! next week's color is just one tiny shade darker than this weeks.... i love the subtle shifts of color - tinged a little more gray or red or blue... color is so amazingly powerful. which makes me think of this :: i went to watch matthew barney's drawing restraint 9 - the movie with him and his honey bjork - last week [thank goodness i got out of jury duty, huh?]. after taking my beginning painting students to the physical part of the show i felt compelled to see the movie. it was actually much more linear than i expected [one thread of dare i say a traditional love story?]. i could even predict what was going to happen [not possible in the other barney flicks i've seen]. one thing mr. barney does is make me think. and think on a grand scale. [you could get a headache thinking this hard!] and he does have a lush visual vocabulary. i loved the shots of the japanese dancers... and the pearl diver women.... but my favorite? there was one scene where bjork is cleansing herself in a bath w/ bright yellow lemons in the water... and later men workers in blue [like water] on a ship [more water] with bright yellow hats [like lemons]. that sunk into my psyche like nothing else.... i think, though, i was the only one in the oh so serious museum theatre giggling at parts.... i couldn't help it. i find many a thing absurd. i wonder if mr. barney would approve?
so.... as promised... pics of the show at after modern - you can see more of the other artist's work in the show here
4 mended targets [i'll post details on flickr later this week if you are interested]. targets courtesy of the fabulous wenders !
the bed drawing wall
detail of the beds painted on the wall
chair drawing in the show
bed drawing [chevy chase doily]
bed drawing #2 [pinwheel doily]
a detail of the bed b/c you can't see the thread in any photo [sigh here]
so.... the flag has been thrown... challenge accepted.... i will reveal the deep dark secrets of my coat addition.... and alicia has promised to show hers as well. i realized i have a problem. and there is no re-hab that is going to fix me.... stay tuned....
i know you know, but maria is the guest design sponge blogger this week.... i'm already drooling!