Holly says she wishes whe was on the island for the 'group experience' Nice to have Betty for the exhibition!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
So much to be interested in in these pieces from Simon Warren. I may not have the world view to understand all that Simon alludes to, but wish I did. I see that Simon has edited his ink words, revising, deleting the 'des' from 'despair' to make a new story, or statement. Later he eliminates 'despair' altogether. I am partial to his shadowy figures and am interested in the hisotry he tells of Cranberry Island. I tried to do a bit of cursory research about slavery on these Cranberry Islands. We did have craberries so perhaps it's linked to that?
The people who brought us to Cranberry, the Storey family, have a different history to the one Simon depicts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorfield_Storey
My MOTHER is a collage artist too. She also paints with plants. These two pieces arrived today - a day after the 'official' deadline for this leg of exhibitions - but when have I ever followed rules?
These beautiful gems have a Mexican feel, IMHO and Jan has managed to incorporate her garden, her wonderful beads, berries, the sea and salamanders. Note: no minks, mice or bats, though. The backs of these are (top) a lindt chocolate box and (bottom) a colgate toothpaste box, so she's got a little trashpo going on and a bit of irony, maybe, with candy and dental paste?
Definately better late than never. Can't wait for the two shows to be over so I can frame a few of my favourite things!
I'm not really sure what happened here, whether the Buggy girls took their mail art home with them to post and that's why it took so long to receive these or if they went on a journey around the Cranberry isles before finding their way hometo PO Box 84...
Love the way Amy's captured the sense of time on the water with her stitched, collaged and painted mail art. (A4)
I believe this trashpo envelope is re-used by amy from Susan McAllister.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Nancy, we jumped today, there is debate about whether my UP band is accurate, Sage expedited the wetsuit and some may be close to ODing on expresso ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
|Jimmy Storey - Summer Time, Sedgwick (2012)|
|Isabelle Storey - Afternoon Nap (2012)|