First - life-scale wing block 3 of 4 - done [check!]
|block with powder|
Then, the final digital print for the En Masse III exhibition arrived. I framed it and delivered them all [check, check!]
|blue bird 1, from May|
I also framed an artist proof of the parrot with this gorgeous Walnut Hill frame - that's a satin finished, splined, walnut frame with museum glass - Mmmmmmm.
I love how the warm wood brings out the parrot's eye.
Besides art making, framing, and delivery, I also had a studio mission that I've been plotting for a while, but have been waiting to be recovered enough to implement. This week, I finally (finally!) think I made the first step toward solving the challenge I've had of getting works in process up on the wall easily. I used foamcore corkboards and stickied them to the wall. I was all proud of myself...for about the 5 minute it took to fill it. [doh.] I still want to see the figure with the fox and bunnies and maybe the unicorn, and they don't fit (yet), but it's still a step in the right direction - so much better than the way I had this before, hanging from a clothesline in pieces [shame-face]. Even though I don't have any long, unbroken up walls, a friend pointed out that I could wrap the composition around the corner, photograph it, and see what it would look like flattened out on the computer (Thanks Tom McGill!) I do, however, need more corkboards.
|with the stool for scale|
I also made a special art trip to the city.
I went to the Met to do some research. A few scavenger hunt missions:
Mission 1 - looking at Gothic architectural ornament and trying to understand the parts and how it fits together ( - if I wanted to make a modular, architectural framework...)
Mission 2 - I looked at Gothic foliate ornament, because I love it so, so much (especially when it has bunnies, or things with wings, or beasties). With the exception of the stained glass, these are from the horse armor.
Mission 3 - drapery (particularly with leg(s) bent), can never too much source material for drapery.
Before the performance of Circling the Center by Nene Humphrey
- my stills don't do it justice, but follow the link for more/better.
Also, outdoor adventures with my trusty side-kick Honey (- who graciously got out of the stream so I could take these peaceful-seeming nature shots - she's a very good pup.) She loves to swim now after slowly warming up to the idea in her puppy pool this summer.)
And finally - last roses of the season?
Do they smell extra-sweet?