Wednesday, January 7, 2009
oil painting on birch panel
14 inches square
i had grand plans for a post about my new tessa series and the idea of the object and how the imagery of people holding things to identify them has recurred again and again in my work since i first began painting the figure and two of the larger pieces i'm working on now relate to the theme too (both variations on the title of "she carefully arranges everything she holds dear") and somehow all of this relates to how much i love being a part of etsy because i really value craft and i don't want my paintings to be separate from that world and just in galleries i want them to be part of the essential things in life and this also ties into why i do the prints when part of me would just rather be doing the large paintings but i love that i can make art that everyone can afford and i really believe in the importance of handmade and don't think that if you only have $20 you need to just buy reproductions you can buy originals and all in all i loved doing the tessa series (and i'm also really excited about the nigel and lily series) and i'm thrilled to be the etsy featured seller but you see i'm terribly behind on email and trying to write this in a cohesive way is much too complicated but if i just ramble incessantly i can sort of get my point across and also feel like a good blogger because bloggers are supposed to ramble incessantly aren't they, and i never really do. so anyway...instead here is a nice easy post about vivian and emily, enjoy:
superstition is that you must always bring a baby up in the world before going down, upstairs of stand on a chair or even just hold it high in the air, i'm in love with the idea of people taking superstitions just a bit too far.