Now with two years Nevaeh is a lot firmer using pencils and crayons and she likes painting wet too with a brush. But often it is more important to sort pencils, out of the purse and into the purse, and also coloring the water rather than the paper, and pouring colored water into from one cup to the other. Most of what she started, I'll carry on. Here are some results.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The project was to come up with a piece of art that hangs over a resource wall that houses brochures and materials for Social Workers, Counselor at Integrated Family Services.in West Allis. My idea was to collaborate with the boys of St. Aemilian-Lakeside the produce the art work. I laid out the motif with black paint. We used brochures underneath and would then paint over it,
I didn't count the number of sessions that we did, I would have gotten frustrated by this. It was the hardest project so far with St. Aemilian-Lakeside residents. There were probably about 8 -10 different people working on the project through out the different sessions.
During the first two sessions, most guys just read the materials and looked through those rather than cut those apart and glue them onto the canvas.
After a few sessions we lost all our brochures, but Claire had some tissue paper, so we continued gluing tissue paper instead brochures.
Then the bag with the tissue paper got lost and we finally started painting.
So, you see there was a lot of improvising going on, and I believe it shows for the very best.
Mixed Media, 9' x 7'
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Architecture is something that fascinates me as much as sculpture and painting. In 2008 I did my first renderings for a bar in downtown Waukesha on Main street - you need to stand out of the crowd between a fishstore and a tattoo parlor.
Friday, December 7, 2012
A summary that tells you about my "star" work in recent years, the history of the folding technique and how to fold the star.
How to fold:
NEW - Variations of the dodekaeder, building structures with 3,6,18 or 30 folded pieces:
Poetry, a collaboration with a poet who's poem is written onto the star, and read from the star on stage:
St. Aemilian fundraiser, working with the kids of their residential care unit to produce art to be auctioned off:
Patriotic, just flag stuff:
Birth, a transitional piece, shows a star coming out of the background from just a single tetraeder pyramid visible to the the entire star:
57 Santas, a Christmas commission with photos of my Santas:
Politics, disapproving the bailouts under Bush, Obama; and objecting to Mary Louise Schumacher's engaging in Obama propaganda, rather than art critique:
30 Civilizations, inspired by historian Arnold Toynbee, 29 plus one civilizations:
Odyssey, 30 scenes from the Greek saga:
Friday, November 30, 2012
Traffic Shrink (City of Brookfield Traffic Engineer Jeffrey Chase), originally uploaded by Albin Erhart.