Posts Tagged ‘Luz de Jesus’

Mark Ryden books

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

I went to La Luz de Jesus To pick up my signed copies of The Snow Yak and Fucigi Circus by Mark Ryden, he was there on Valentines day signing the books.

the books are beautiful, I’m a happy camper.

The current exhibit is awesome. Its paper mache, larger than life figures. the light was streaming in from outside casting an eerie glow.

some of the figures look amphibian like.
the shrouded figures look ghostly of course. and some look angelic.

Red Confetti, WIP, vinyl records,

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

oil on canvas, “Red Confetti” is 4 feet by five feet a work in progress. It is the largest size I do, any larger means issues with transportation, or selling.

I wanted to put red birds in this painting as I thought they would add great spots of color and contrast to the sky, so I did a search on flickr for red birds and found an image I was quite taken with. The photograph was titled red confetti and it looked like part of the sky was dense with red confetti and hands reaching up as if having thrown it, it was striking against the sky and at closer inspection, you see that the confetti is shaped like flying birds, brilliant! and the caption explains that the confetti has lyrics on the bird’s wings. I adore the idea and the concept, touching. At the last, I will add words to the wings, stylistically I am debating about it and about the meaning the words will carry. The hoop skirt of course is a cage from which the birds exit, I still have some more thinking to do about the conceptual aspects and also how I want to finish out the colors, I’m thinking to tone down or mute the color so the red birds will pop. This picture is cropped and taken at an odd angle.

I do need to make my way over to La Luz de Jesus to pick up something I am excited about, just not sure I will make it out there today. Its rainy and cold. Pugs are snoring. I have a glue book I am working in every day, its helping me to keep organized.

I have not submitted or entered a single competition or art show at all this year so far, not sure why I am not motivated, but need to snap out of it. I am going to submit to a show a friend told me about that is art on vinyl records or the covers or both because I have been saving such things for that very purpose for over 15 years. I think they look really cool old but its time to do something with them already.

some of the records are damaged but others of them are in perfect condition.

Glorious Day

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

my gosh its been a glorious day. Not everything went “right” or as planned but it all went well! The weather was delicious, really, could just inhale it 😀 My head feels as light as a feather, and all silky.

After hair treatment (3 hours no less) I picked up J and we went and had Vietnamese food for lunch, (I had shrimp soup) and then we made our way to LA, naturally getting lost. Honestly, we don’t venture far from home often. :b

I drove and J navigated since I have NO sense of direction, truly lame I am. We made it to La Luz de Jesus in spite of ermmmmm several trafficky obstacles. grrrr. BUT, parked nearly right in front of the very busy little bookstore and gallery.

Bllllooooown away by Scott HOve’s incredible work. “CAKELAND”

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Cakeland is a series of sculptures and installations resembling perfect delicious cakes– wall mounted, hanging and standing– and walk-through cake environments complete with their own lighting.

The sculptures have all of the appeal of the best cake you have ever tasted, but can never be eaten. The nature of edible cake is fleeting, lasting only as long as the brief celebration it was made for. These cakes last as long as the artist or society have the wherewithal to preserve them.

Being such a destination of beauty, Cakeland requires that it be equipped with its own defense, because the reality of beauty and perfection is that people want to possess it. The sculptures, with their display of beauty and potential for satisfaction, lure the viewer into a sense of anticipation. The viewer will slowly notice that Cakeland contains defensive elements, not immediately seen, that create a sense of anxiety and fear. This in turn creates a visual and emotional resonance that is intended to represent what we all have to deal with in our lives everyday… the hunt for satisfaction, and the anxiety that we won’t get it. Cakeland is also a celebration of the artificial, and acknowledges our tendency to embrace the artificial in order to feel safe or receive emotional gratification. Cakeland also can serve as an analogue for the search for temporal love; the experience can be incredibly sweet and indulgent, punctuated by moments of insecurity and terror.

The sculptures are formed using carvable rigid polyurethane foam and plywood. The installations are constructed of cardboard, plywood, and any found object that has a suitable form. They are frosted with a variety of acrylic media, using traditional cake decorating tools, and accessorized with fake fruit and other objects found in stores or on the street.

more can be seen here: Scott Hove and here Hove

He also draws with light, paints and creates web like structures with rope.
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I hurriedly browsed through stuff, cuz the hubster can be impatient though he was trying not to be and I managed to not spend too much. But had he not been with me I surely would have taken a full nother hour to browse. surely.