Rows and flows of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere I’ve looked at clouds that way… (Joni Mitchell)
From salt to honey, I’ve been beezy…
Happy New Year: Get Back to Work!
I took the original photos from the piece I exhibited in Foça during another fishing expedition with Harun. (I’ve been tagging along much more rarely, and these days I tend to take a camera instead of drawing supplies.)
“Lettuce Enjoy Spring”
So, yes, it appears to be spring… Little heads of lettuce are springing up out of the ground – I’d forgotten I’d sown them in what must have been winter.Wish they would look as lovely as the ones I painted in Hope’s garden… The poppies are peeking their heads up, too…although not quite as exhuberantly…
Palimpsest vs Collage
How many years ago now was it that the aesthetic theoretician Richard Woodfield referred to me as a ‘palimpsest’ artist? Close to 20. At the time, I liked the analysis; it gave me something new to think about, since the idea of my work being constructed of layer upon semi-transparent layer rang true. Nowadays, I’d have…
Scissors and Sunrises: Waxing Philosophical at 6 a.m. (…ok, 7).
So those are the scissors in question. Harun (husband) found them at his fishing spot. We decided that Omer probably worked as a garment worker in Istanbul until he managed to save up enough money to pay a smuggler’s fee to get him from Turkey to Greece (more specifically, Foça to Mytilene). These things happen…
“Karne” (Report Card
Half-finished Prismacolor sketch of the sea, just north of Foça Well, all the world’s school children are onto their summer holidays after getting their report cards for the year. In Turkey, the last day of school is the much-anticipated moment when your kids carry home their “karne” and parents celebrate the accomplishments of their offspring.…
“Art Fortunes” is continuing on Indiegogo – but there’s less than a week to go. Just click on the link to find out what it’s all about – and if you like what you see, please share the campaign… and Thanks!!
A while back I wrote my list of 10 ideas. Of course, as soon as I posted it, I realized that I had left one out. And it was a really important one, too. It involved the next step in an ongoing project of recycling paper by using it in collages and then using the…
Blog reader, be(a)ware: Next week (god willing and the creek don’t rise) I’ll be launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund printing of a limited edition of ‘Art Fortunes’. For those of you who missed them, here (and here) are links to some posts explaining the ‘project’ (‘work’), which involves making collages and sharing interpretations of…