Fungi for art

Fungi on a log by the side of the Finch-Hatton Gorge track

One day these beautiful shapes, subtle colours and textures will find their way into a painting.

Jack and Jill

Re-invention

“If necessity is the Mother of Invention, then adversity must surely be the Father of Re-invention.” Johnny Flora
What to do: continue on with other work, or do an “as if” three week at home residency on the My Mother project? I don’t have an exhibition space for the pieces, let alone rafters at home to hang my two-sided panels, so a re-think is in order.  In my mind, a virtual on-line exhibition slowly evolves. My Mother, and artistic journey  re-invented.

Artist in Resident

My Mother: an artisitic exploration

Gathering materials and assembling ideas fro my three week Artist in Residency at the Butter Factory Arts Centre in April/May.

 

 

Guerilla Graphix Postcard

http://www.guerillagraphix.com pop culture emporium in Taos, New Mexico

Meow Wolf Coffee Stop

Even Col needed a coffee after emerging from the sensory experience of Meow Wolf. It’s mind blowing!! More photos to come.

Judy Chicago: The Birth Project

Judy Chicago: The Birth Project

I first heard of Judy Chicago at University when I did a course on feminism. The Dinner Party, her conceptual art piece was done in the 70’s. She was the first person to teach a college feminist art course and was definitely up there with the so-called second wave feminists such as Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem.

The Harwood Museum of Art in Taos currently has an exhibition of more than a dozen of the works from Chicago’s Birth Project. This project, five years in the making (1980-85), was a collaboration between Chicago, the designer, and 150 women to produce nearly 100 works using thread and fabric.

The works are beautiful and utterly female. Chicago documents both the history of birthing practice in the USA and the process of making the art, together with the thoughts and impact the project had on the women with whom she collaborated.

Chicago chose not to have children herself. Nonetheless she seems to have immersed herself in birth and other women’s experience of it. She was definitely ahead of her times in honouring the place that fabric, thread and creativity have in the history of womankind and giving it a place in the world of art.

Odd man out

Coffee and tea at the Whitney Museum. Thank you to the friendly accomodating cafe staff and the Museum for having china coffee cups instead of throwaways.

Artistic license

Guess who went to the Guggenheim today?

Doorways

Decorative birds defining doorways in the CBD of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.