I want to post a bit about my "process" in creating an installation for upcoming exhibition at Walkers Point Center for the Arts in Milwaukee, WI this summer. Entitled "Above, Below and Beyond", it uses mixed media, industrial mesh - currently working on the portion that will be suspended from the ceiling, many thoughts come to mind about the organic nature of the world around me - fragile, delicate, yet strong, alluring and sensual...
see images included....
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
New York is definitely one of the cultural capitals of the United States but not the only one - i do believe that culture is sustained within many cities and places throughout the county. I think the web and social media has expanded the concept of culture in that conversations about art, music, literature and the social context of people of all ages is discussed and played out in many forums. I don't think americans have to visit any particular city across the country to obtain "culture". Because of the web, we now have access to any book, newspaper, tv show, movie, music, visual art or theatrical presence we want to experience. Of course New York is a unique and powerful place in its energy, vitality and rich cultural and diverse ethnicities so it is a "first hand" experience rather than the somewhat secondary experiences of all that we can be exposed to on the web. I also believe that many cities across the country share many similarities to New York in terms of cultural experiences. The entire globe has been made smaller due to access of travel, as well as networking through social media, so that 'culture' itself can be determined and defined differently.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
I talk about this experience not to brag about a personal accomplishment, but to express how much running has taught me about my art and my life. Yesterday, I ran the San Diego Half Marathon and after having done several of these, I approach them with a bit of healthy trepidation, as well as joy in aiming to accomplish something personally important to me. For everyone who has personally challenged themselves to do something you thought was "impossible" for you, this will ring true for you, I am sure. Running distances is a real struggle for me and I would say I have a love/hate relationship w/ it. So, four times per week or more, I kick myself out the door and on to the road - Sore calves, sore feet, are overshadowed by the mental challenges(which are huge) of getting thru yet another long run.