Saturday, February 25, 2012

Where It Was You Meant To Travel

Time spent by the ocean, randomly found writings, recordings, poems and involuntary eavesdropping on a bus conversation have lead to the new work. The new figures (see previous blog entries) are going to the gallery this week and if you care it is probably worth stopping by Hang Gallery at 567 Sutter Street (second floor) if you are downtown - they change when you see them up close as some layers and colors are visible in daylight only.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Small Figures 2012~ finished today

SmallFigure #51, mixed media on panel, 10x10

SmallFigure #55, mm on panel, 10x10

SmallFigure #58, mm on panel, 8x8

 SmallFigure #54, mm on panel, 10x10

 SmallFigure #61, mm on cigar box, 8x7

  SmallFigure #62, mm on cigar box, 8x7

 SmallFigure #64, mm on cigar box, 8x7

New figurative work

Realms Two Rivers A Continent III , oil on canvas,  24x18

Realms Two Rivers A Continent II , oil on canvas,  18x24

Realms Two Rivers A Continent I, oil on canvas,  24x24

The Intent To Be Lost II, oil on canvas, 24x18

Three Loved Houses, oil on canvas, 24x24

Where It Was You Meant To Travel III , oil on canvas, 30x24

Where It Was You Meant To Travel II , oil on canvas, 30x24

Where It Was You Meant To Travel IV , oil on canvas, 30x24

Little Briar-Rose

new paper cut: Little Briar-Rose
first: read the story
then: make a drawing about it, on the back of a piece of paper
finally: cut it out, all from one piece

Apparently every Grimm's tale has a number and KHM #50 stands for Kinder- und Hausmaerchen, Dornroeschen is number 50. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Scherenschnitte - Scissor Cuts

I am working on Haensel and Gretel today.

{ Scherenschnitte }
(German pronunciation: [ˈʃeːʁənˌʃnɪtə])  

Scherenschnitte means "scissor cuts" in German, is the art of papercutting design. The art work often has symmetry within the design, and common forms include silhouettes, valentines, and love letters. The art tradition was founded in Switzerland and Germany in the 16th century, and was brought to Colonial America in the 18th century by immigrants who settled primarily in Pennsylvania.

from Wikipedia

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fundraising season

I will have paintings in three auctions this spring:
I hope you can make it to one of them!

The Brothers Grimm Project

In 1812 the Brothers Grimm published their first collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales. To celebrate the 200th anniversary this year, the Goethe Institute San Francisco will be hosting a Brother's Grimm themed exhibition in April and they were so nice to invite me to participate.
So this is what I have been doing, in case you were wondering.

You should know that my very first drawings - when I started this career at age 2 1/2- were of princesses and castles, so by now it is a topic well explored and therefore I have decided to experiment with the medium.

And vwala... here are some images of my first Scherenschnitte ever, please excuse the rough edges, I think I am getting better but it could just be the enthusiasm: