robots and the art of life [and visa versa]

for an upcoming robot show

in case you were wondering if i still was an artist... i am trying to be. my drawings for a proposed wall piece for a show all about robots at the san jose museum of art were approved by the curator! yay. the show will open in april and run all summer. [gotta love museums for their schedules]

sneak peek : sketch for wall drawing for upcoming robot show

here's a close up of part of it.... i have to figure out if i want to use colored pencil or gouache on the wall....

i also just arranged to do another tank installation in march at cesar chavez art gallery at San Francisco State. i've got to get a bigger template ready. the wall there is 9 feet by 24 feet and curved... i'm thinking maybe this vinyl that will just stick to the wall

i also want to mention this book : the art of life and visa versa by michael kimmelman , one of the main art critics of the new york times . [you have to click out of bloglines to see the book cover/link below....]



i bought it at SFMOMA when i ran through the olifer eliasson exhibit again. [i swear he's the lovechild of robert smithson and james turrell].

i am LOVING this book. there are moments of divine poetry where kimmelman really describes what it's like to be in the presence of art you love. when something moves from "ordinary" to "art". the introduction alone was inspiring. i've only read two essays, but can't wait to read the rest.

hope you all had a nice week thus far....

Comments

babelfish said…
Cute drawing of robots, I love them. I've been thinking a lot about robots recently, Transformers and Robocon are on my mind.
muertoderisa said…
i love robots!
i can't wait to see the final installation.
and the book sounds GREAT.
i'll have to check it out.
bugheart said…
so much
inspiration.

need to get
to san jose
this summer.

love your
color chart.
of course.

xoxox
Julie said…
i love that the robots have a propeller. those are the best kinds!

and it sounds like i need to check out that book!
shari said…
look at those robots! awesome. and i am very interested in hearing more about this new book. xo
Di said…
I love the robots- it would make beautiful fabric too. Such a rainbow of colours.

I really enjoy reading about your work, and getting transported away by the links that you share. So much so that I've nominated you as a blogger who makes my day. Details are on my blog if you care to jump on the bandwagon and tell us which bloggers make your day!
gracia said…
Your work, in all its stages, has me hooked... happy planning, tinkering, experimenting and preparing. It goes without saying that I'd love to see this work installed and in person.
see you, g xo
hannah said…
oh my gosh. this is going to blow eliot's mind.
wendy said…
so EXCITED about the robots...I mean a wall of those robots...too fabulous! yeah
poppy said…
this looks like it's going to be such a fun exhibit! if only i could get down to see it.....hmmmmmmmm...

i love the idea of the vinyl or a combination of them and the paint. if you do the vinyl you'll have to make some for us to buy!
amisha said…
i love the robots, and your color-coding, so much :) i owe you a big email today-- thinking of you. xoxo
Looks fan-fricin-tastic Lisa! Loving the robots...this exhibition sounds right up your street too :) Can't wait to see what you produce for it...

Happy weekend, xox
cally said…
never in any doubt of your ongoing artistic credentials :)

a wall of robots, what a happy thought!

wishing for you sun or snow, no more rain, though rain does make an excuse to curl up with art-filled reading. xxx
julie said…
Joining everyone else in the colourful robot love!!! And bigger tanks..WOW! Have a great weeke Lisa xxx
Katrina said…
congrats on the upcoming work! i'm excited that i'll have the chance to see some of your work locally and in person. brilliant! my boyfriend is a lighting designer for theater and he LOVED the olifer eliasson exhibit (naturally). i'm still amazed by the small room where everyone and everything looked like a black & white photograph. how did that happen! so wonderfully wild...
Tiffany said…
Those robots rock - I just love the colors!

And vinyl tanks...nifty! I'm with Poppy - vinyl tanks that we could buy...how cool would those look in the rearview windows of cars all over the country (world?), supporting the art of Lisa Solomon?

:^)

Tiff*

(p.s. thanks for the hair love! I'm so happy with the way it came out.)
andrea (scout) said…
i think i am part of a resounding chorus here in saying how excited i am about the robot installation!
can. not. wait.
:)
Anonymous said…
i love your cupcake series, Lisa.

joanna
www.candlelight.hk/blog
Alison 6.5st said…
Max would like to offer his assitance :)
life in yonder said…
It's going to be so much fun to see this "live" in July/August!
amisha said…
the robots look fantastic. love the colors you've chosen!
and thank you for the book link. i can't wait to get back into normal reading... this looks like fun! xoxo
Lasso the Moon said…
Those robots look like so much fun jumbled and piled up like that. I really admire your work. Keep it up!

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