Thursday, February 10, 2011

time transfer

i saw this building near downtown chicago and the colors struck me as beautiful.  i have no idea how or why this palette of pastels is wonderfully painted onto the side of this building, but i like it.  maybe an attached parking garage was one day removed and what we see is the remaining wall which used to contain a stairwell filled with painted over graffiti.  Or perhaps it was an easter egg factory that blew up, i don't know.  but somehow over time this canvas was painted onto this structure's side, both strategically and haphazardly, and i am certainly glad that it was.

this building also reminded me of some recent photo transfers i have done (like the one above).  primarily the color scheme seemed related and, upon closer look, there seems to be a similar rhythm and fading to both paintings.  i guess that's what i like about both pieces- they show the impression of time both spent and passing by.

Friday, February 4, 2011

i wish there were enough hours in a day to crochet like aldo lanzini

aldo lanzini, an artist/designer living in milan/manhattan, does not follow planned designs or patterns- he lets his needle take him to some creative places...
 amina by aldo lanzini
 guiseppe verdibed by aldo lanzini
 all bovisa exhibit- aldo lanzini
 missoni crochet for faces- aldo lanzini
 installation view of aldo lanzini exhibit
installation at bellevue museum of art by mandy greer, fiber artist from seattle
 polish artist, olek, crocheting a bicycle in nyc. photo by maro
 olek's installation knitting is for pus***
skything performance at fort wayne museum of art.  that's me on the sampler with a website crocheted by john mccormick (on drums). we like to dress up our instruments so the focus is on them.
with contact mics in gloves, i amplify the motions of crocheting while john plays and processes his own sounds during a performance at fwmoa.

some of my recent projects...
 landscape in progress
 headband for lyndy 
reindeer hat for deer siena

not quite aldo lanzini as of yet!