This is a bit of a departure for me, but I got this idea on a recent trip to Barcelona. My husband found the blue lure on the beach one day . . . I remembered the others I had back in my studio, acquired from various sources. I thought about the colorful stories they could tell together. I really like how colorful they are, and the strength and endurance each has shown, surviving the waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and yes, the Mediterranean Sea.
A piece of fence drift wood that still holds a bent up-rusty nail is the backdrop for this piece, 8 fishing lures, some vintage, some newer, (yes that is a Snoopy lure), each tells a different story. I attached a wooden hanger on top to create a stream for the salmon to swim, and the frogs to sit. (click on image to enlarge)
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
"You and Me" ●
I read this quote and I just loved it. Immediately I thought it deserved to be imortalized in scrabble letters . . . Hope you like it.
" I LAUGH I CRY I HOPE I TRY I HURT I NEED
I FEAR I LOVE AND I KNOW YOU DO TOO
SO WE ARE REALLY NOT THAT DIFFERENT YOU AND ME"
A small wood cabinet door found at Habitat for Humanity's Re-Store is the perfect frame for this piece. The door is covered, front and back, in rich, vibrant green tissues, bits of vintage sheet music, and hand written letters and pattern pieces. The piece is ready to hang or sit on a stand. (click on image to enlarge)
Sunday, August 7, 2011
"Children of War"●
Recently, the Healdsburg Center for The Arts, the place where I show my work as a Resident Artist, gave 100 local artists a 2" tin filled with chocolate covered coffee beans and challenged us to create an art piece with the tin. The art pieces created from these tiny tins will be auctioned off at the first annual "Tins of Imagination" fund raiser and exhibition to take place on August 13th.
This is my entry. After I ate the chocolate covered coffee beans (YUM!) . . . I covered the of the tin in maps from a vintage atlas; the inside is covered in 'war statistics' from a WWII history book and filled it with tiny babies of various sizes and colors. The tin is attached to a small lazy-susan, allowing it to rotate.
A lens from an old pair of binoculars is attached to the top of the tin, magnifying the tiny babies inside. Fishing line and clear silicone adhesive hold the plastic soldiers as they circle the tin, traveling the world - fighting in the wars they fight.
The whole thing is attached to a 5"x7" piece of wood with beveled edges which is also covered in vintage maps. Ready to hang. (click on images to enlarge)