My art is an act of integration and contemplation.
Integration of materials: new and recycled. I recycle lead, aluminum wine foils & found objects, use fresh encaustic wax, carve discarded wood, and build platform frames with materials at hand.
Integration of ideas: old symbols and new concepts. I have always found iconography fascinating. Art as window/doorway to the soul...but disliked what I saw as hierarchical use of materials (gold) and subject matter (human species). I have preferred the circle to the ladder. So I use lead and symbols, though anything might make it onto a canvas. I also try to incorporate a wabi-sabi aesthetic: “a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” Nothing is sealed. Decay and corrosion are a part of my art.
I work toward the integration of disciplines: science, religion and art. I deplore the isolation of specialization. Cross-pollination is essential.
I hope for a startling reintegration of the past and present within the viewer via the juxtaposition of the old & new, trash & treasure, brokenness & a striving toward the perfect. And by this process, open up our possible futures as individuals and a species.
My process of making art is contemplative and spontaneous. It is an act of listening... to the subject, to the materials, to my body, to my mind and heart, to my unconscious and crafting an interpretation, if possible.
I hope the experience of viewing my art fosters a quiet, reflective place within oneself, and a subtle and lasting effect of enlargement is wrought.
painting, mixed media, sculpture, photography, off-beat prints, drawing, pen & ink, leatherwork and wood-carving are some of the list...
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The Fresno Indoor Flea Market is coming into town!! I am having my grand opening April 17th and 18th from 7AM-3PM and will continue to open every Saturday and Sunday rain or shine. 3026 N. Business Park, Fresno CA 93727 near Shields and Fowler. We are also still looking for people to fill up the place and sell their new and used items. If interested please call Alejandra Charest 559.392.7671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 559.291.1231 Office 5940 E. Shields Ave Suite #101, Fresno CA 93727 Website www.fresnoindoorfleamarket.com
SIN said… I have a good friend that also just lost her golden, she too is in mourning, I was invited to come see Cloey before she was taken away, it was really sad, and for my friend, she was just in such great pain. I had a difficult time seeing her this way. The best I can say, is your baby was with her mama at the time of passing. How much better can it get at this moment. I am so sorry you are in pain. I have been there. : (
The last time I went to Berkeley, really the only time I have been there, I went with my friends, they met there, our car was towed away. We had a similar experience. It was dreadful, so I can kind of relate.
Awesome though that you hae an art piece there.
Hope your week is less difficult.
It's been a tough week...
Lila, a lovely dog I've known all of her life, died last Thursday nite around 5;50pm. She's my ex's dog, but I was the equivalent of her Papa to Cathleen being the Mama. We were very close. We buried her in the Santa Cruz mountains that nite, in the dark... A very painful experience. I'm basically in mourning, I guess. She lived a good life for a Golden retriever mutt: 15 years. And she didn't suffer very long. And Cathleen had her in her arms and was singing to her as she died. I had just left a half hour before to go home when I got the call and drove back. I wish I could have been there...
The following day, Friday, I delivered an art piece to the Berkeley Art Center. After I arrived my car wouldn't start and 27 hours later I was able to go home. I stayed at a friends house overnite. So after rent, bills and car repair I'm broke again. Till next Friday at least.
So to put it in a nutshell; the last few days have been emotionally & financially difficult. I'm actually glad you asked, because writing it down has helped.