Tuesday, August 28, 2007

funhouse57.com is LIVE!

My husband Jake and I recently finished a website for our friend Dick Daniels, FUNHOUSE 57, which is completely live as of today - waHOO! We're both big fans of his work and there's some great stuff on here. Whether it's his mixed media pieces done on old discarded wood (like the one pictured here) or his really cool ceramic heads, you're sure to find something fun. He's always experimenting with different types of clay and glazes - the skulls are probably my faves. He also has a blog that he'll be posting to regularly so check back often. Welcome to FUNHOUSE 57!

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Barry McGee

Since first seeing Barry McGee's work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art some 10 years ago, I've been intrigued. Not so much because of his melding of graffiti and painting, per se, but more because of the faces and the repetition of faces within his work. There's something about them that I can relate to. They have become iconic of his work and are so "him". They change, but certain qualities within them remain the same.

As I think about diving into some new work of my own, the images that seem to be floating around in my brain are masked faces & figures. Perhaps this is my icon that morphs and changes but remains the same. Time to start drawing...

P.S. His new solo show at the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan is up now through the end of September. For visuals from the show and installation pics, visit the Watari Museum's website, here.

Images taken by Brandon Shigeta.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

magnificent mutt

Ah, new artwork! Last night, my husband and I attended the 10th annual Art Unleashed auction, a benefit auction for the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. We bid on this cool piece by LeAnne Doljac and actually won it! We're so excited! I just love his glass eyes. The green eyes against the red mosaic looks pretty darn cool. Being completely covered in a mosaic of glass, this piece is pretty heavy. Not quite sure where we're going to hang it, but I'm sure we'll find the perfect spot. For more detailed pics, check out my flickr page.

ya-HOO!

Ya-HOO! I sold my first painting on my online store yesterday. Can't begin to tell ya how happy and honored I am that someone found this piece and that it will have a new home. I came home from work at lunch and shipped it off to it's new owner in California. What a great feeling!

I'm gonna be updating the store soon, lowering a couple of prices and adding a new piece or two hopefully this weekend. I'm also hoping to do a limited edition print soon with my good friend Bob, owner of Skylab Letterpress here in Kansas City. His printing is exquisite and I'm looking forward to working with him. More on that soon too!