For the TVAA “Monsters” Exhibition at Boise State Public Radio I made two assemblage pieces using plaster doll limbs.
“Venus in Fur” is a plaster doll leg painted with a venus fly-trap, and Fimo talons. Dried moss and stick pins top off the knee.
“Idle Hands are the Devil’s Playthings” is an assemblage of clasped doll hands with fabric arms which I stuffed and then appliqued with appropriately gruesome fabric. Fimo claws, dried moss and stick pins complete the piece.
For the TVAA “Menagerie” Exhibition which was juried by Richard Young and Cheryl Shurtleff, I created a new 10′ x 3 1/2′ tarp picada titled “Sss(mmm)sss…”
It is two layers with a white tarp as the top, and a brown tarp beneath it. I cut away the white tarp to create the shape of the snake, and the animals it has “eaten” and then duck taped all the edges and added pattern using Sharpie markers and paint pens.
Mike is back to his regular work schedule — albeit from a tiny “desk” in the corner of our tiny bedroom, and I am also beginning to get a little work done. Well, a tiny bit of work done.
Don’t give me that look!
As you might imagine, there are quite a few distractions here, which come to think of it, are what we came here for! Well, inspiring distractions anyway.
I got a Library card yesterday, and this Mardi Gras bead Indian by JEM Bead Art was in the reading room.
Our friend Joy played tour guide and chauffer for me, and after our stop at the Library we got Lattes at Fair Grinds (near the Fair Grounds where we see Jazz Fest) and walked through the Sculpture Garden by the NOMA…
We Stand Together, 2005 by George Rodrigue
Karma, 2011 by Do-Ho Suh
Window with Ladder – Too Late for Help, 2006 Leandro Erlich
Standing Man with Radiating Words, 2006 Leslie Dill
Three Figures and Four Benches, 1979 George Segal
Tree of Necklaces, 2002 Jean-Michel Othoneil
Nice, right? But what I love most about New Orleans is that no one feels like they have to wait around for “Them” to provide what ever “it” is for us.