Thursday, August 30, 2007

She wanted them to be happy.

Found black and white photographs, acrylic, part of a page from the book "Trails West", architectural vellum, and graphite
20.5 x 25 cm (approximately)

A note about this piece:
I seem to be making things that are hard to scan and a bit delicate in terms of their color - it appears here that it is magenta but actually the architectural vellum is a light yellow. The part behind the woman is cut away (you can see the scanner bed) and she hangs over the edge a bit.

(This work has sold.)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

They were everywhere.

Found black and white photograph, butterfly clippings, acrylic paint
22 x 30 cm (approximately - it might be a bit wider)

Again it is hard to get an idea here from the scan - but actually none of the butterfly wings (and none of the antennas of the butterflies are glued down on the paper) in the piece are actually cut off, and wherever you see the color blue, that is where the scan bed is, so this is actually a very "airy" piece - with a lot of cut out parts.

A bit about this piece:

I remember that when I was a kid my mom would take my sister and I to the garden and over grown grounds of a classical musical school near a beach called Butterfly Beach, in my hometown. That place was called The Music Academy of the West.

We wouldn't go there to hear music but we would go to see the Monarch Butterfly invasion/migration every spring...or was it in the fall...not sure. It was a magical and amazing thing. Each tree was covered with butterflies. There were so many that they couldn't spread open their wings!

They would land on us and flutter around in the trees. It only ever happened for a few days each year but we always managed to go. Needlesstosay, this work is loosely based on that moment.

(This work has sold.)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The California Trail

Book clipping from "Trails West", found black and white photos, pink string, text from the book "Jaws" (pg. 187 - 188), and graphite
6.75" x 9.5"
The text reads:
Her: What are you going to do?
Him: I'm not going to make believe nothing ever happened.

This piece took me a while to figure out.
I was totally intrigued by the tattoos on the guy. I have never seen a found photo with a person with tattoos before...I found both of these photos at the Alemany Flea Market in San Francisco a few weeks ago.

(This work has sold.)

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Lounging Around

Found photos, paper detail from advertisement, and graphite.
6.25" (at smallest width - at the upper part of the image on the right)
to 7" x 10.50"

It might be a bit hard to get a sense of this work as the flower at the bottom part of the image is cut out. Again hard to document in this scan.
If you have questions about it please contact me and I can send you more detailed images.

(This work has sold.)

Friday, August 3, 2007

Looking West.

Found photos, graphite and book clipping (from "Trails West")
(approximately) 5.25" x 8.75"

(Because I am on California time, I am posting "later" than usual. I apologize to those who have been looking today.)

(This work has sold.)