Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September 1st, 2010: Ask a Curator Day on Twitter

Jim Richardson, Managing Director at the Sumo design company, organized a global event, Ask a Curator. This event will allow the general public, students, and anyone who's interested to simply ask a question to hundreds of museum curators on Twitter tomorrow.
The hashtag is #askacurator.

I think this is a great opportunity to connect to curators around the globe.

What will or would you ask a curator? I'd like to know.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Black Linen/White Marks

Work in Progress

A peek at what I'm working on. A black linen blouse from the thrift store was begging for my marks. I think I will continue down the back.
I'm going to do a series of these blouses.

The Silhouette is a paper cutout that the infamous Wallie Spatz made. I think I was 9 years old at the time.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Alphabet Graphite Sculptures

Dalton Ghetti
Bridgeport, CT, USA

"all he needs is a sewing needle, a razor blade and a carpenter’s or No. 2 pencil."

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Fascination with Letterforms and Natural History

Teagan White
Chicago, IL
Presently attending Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN
for a BFA in Illustration
the person you love is 72.8% water, experimental typography,
ink, digital (photoshop), 2009.
(class work)
Quote is from The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher.

braided, experimental typography,
india ink on paper, 2010.
(class work)

braided, detail
all images via Teaganwhite.com

I'm enchanted with the illustrations and experimental typography of Teagan White.
She's still a student and I'm blown away.

Teagan has several other lovely illustrations and an interesting Book of Soil on her website.

Please see on her website here.
and here, and here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

IndiGrowing Blue Harvest

IndiGrowing Blue 
Located at Hilltop Gardens on the campus
of Indiana University

The first harvest is done - 53 lbs of dried leaves in 3 days

Photo via IndiGrowing Blue
This participatory art project is led by Rowland Ricketts and is based on the belief that material and process are central to the artistic practice and the idea that raising your raw materials from a handfull of seeds lends a unique insight into how we live, create, and consume as contemoprary Americans.

A second harvest is expected 

Wish I lived closer!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pen Drawings Plus

Joan Salo
Igualada, Spain, 1983
Lives and works in Barcelona and Berlin 

 "Untitled" pen on canvas 150x150 cm  (approximately 59" x 59")
 "Untitled" pen on canvas 120x120 cm  (approximately 47" x 47")
 "Untitled" masking tape, 6x4x4 cm  (approximately 2.5" x 1.5" x 1.5")

 "Untitled" raw clay 20x15x15 cm  (approximately 8" x 6" x6")

Joan's marks on canvas and on clay  little masking tape sculptures make me happy.
The pen work looks a bit like ikat dyed fabric. 

Please see more here

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Line Installations

Heike Weber
Cologne, GER

Bodenlos, 2009, 
permanentmarker on vinyl floor, 
hall of the Villa Wachholtz, Verf├╝hrung & Ordnung, 
Gerisch-Stiftung, Neum├╝nster, GER, photo: Marianne Obst 

BODEN LOS, 2006, 
marker on vinyl floor, 600 square metres,
 Kunsthalle Wien, AT, photo: Raimo Rudi Rumpler

Fliegende, 2009, 
window-color on pins, 470 x 120 cm, 
Goethe Institut, Toronto, CA, photo: Heike Weber

Lines and more lines and then more lines still.
Heike Weber is prolific. She has works on paper, photography, video and installation pieces.

See here.