where have all the trees gone?
hello sad neglected blog. hello sad neglected internets. you know when there are just too many things going on at one time? when you are just pulled to the limit in every extreme and feel like your right arm wants to go south, your left arm north, your right leg east and your left leg west? yeah. and your head - well it's just somewhere else entirely. that's been me.
intellectually i know that everyone has something going on behind the scenes of their life. the stuff that you don't let onto. the stuff that is just there, that you take care of, that piles up and washes in and out like the tide. but sometimes that stuff just takes over. and that's been me too.
in any case - i have spent the last few days in sunny southern california - land of the many burger joints, and bunting flags [they are EVERYWHERE] and as wendy pointed out the land of doughnut shops too. i've been furiously working on my show :: WHERE HAVE ALL THE TREES GONE
Tierras Bajas Deforestation, Bolivia
i saw this image [from nasa] of the deforestation of tierras bajas bolivia and it haunted me. simultaneously beautiful and sad it immediately reminded me of doilies [of course].
the whole show revolves around my interpretation of this image/theme.
there is felt, there are doilies, there is a giant wall piece of vinyl doily stickers, there are ghost doily trees, some black and white paintings with 3D elements, and a topiary doily corner.... all of which i will show you very soon.
tonight i leave you with sneak peeks... and info on the show.
where have all the trees gone
ANGELS GATE CULTURAL CENTER
3601 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, California 90731
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm
there is an opening tomorrow - Sunday the 7th - from 2-4pm - and i, the little and my folks will be there. if anyone is around it would be great to see you !
there's also a FANTASTIC drawing show upstairs in the main gallery.
this is marshall astor's last curatoral gig with the center - and i've had a wonderful time working with him. thanks marshall!
the show is up through january 8th, 2011 [so there's lots of time to check it out if you are in LA or headed to LA or???]
pics of the whole show will be available soon. i'll post some here and they'll end up in the flickr set too.