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February 2015

TVAA “Monsters” Exhibition

By | Exhibitions

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.

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“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.

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TVAA “Menagerie” Exhibition – “Sss(mmm)sss…”

By | Tarpage

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.

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Sss(mmm)sss... Tarpestry

Sss(mmm)sss.... Tarpestry

TVAA Exhibition “Foray IV – Pushing the Envelope”

By | Tarpage

For the TVAA’s “Foray IV – Pushing the Envelope” Exhibition I made a 40″ x 60″ mini tarp picada titled “Deja Vu All Over Again.”

I used a portion of the “Red Tree” Treefort Tarp Picada — one of the tarps which was too damaged to repair after hanging for six months on the back wall of the Record Exchange.

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I added pieces from the “Day and Night” tarp too…

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and an image from our window “cling” Will Spearman designed for the TVAA “Double Take” Exhibition. For me, this piece really was deja vu all over again!

Hardly Working

By | New Orleans Sojourn

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!

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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.

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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…

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We Stand Together, 2005 by George Rodrigue

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Karma, 2011 by Do-Ho Suh

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Window with Ladder – Too Late for Help, 2006 Leandro Erlich

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Standing Man with Radiating Words, 2006 Leslie Dill

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Three Figures and Four Benches, 1979 George Segal

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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.

In New Orleans everybody’s “just doing it”…

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and we like it like dat!