Monday, September 15, 2008

Precious Objects

I am quite possibly the world's worst blogger. I admit this.

So much art happenings, my friends! Where oh where do I begin?

First and foremost, very soon you will be able to purchase some of my prints and postcards along with an original painting or two from the ever-awesome Fact & Fancy gallery in Brooklyn, NY! If you live in the area, totally go check them out. Some of my very talented indie-artist-colleagues are there too: Julliana Swaney of Oh My Cavalier!, Michele Maule, Amazing Talking Paintings, and many more.

Secondly, I am so swamped with paintings. Which is awesome. I will hopefully be entering into some gallery exhibitions this fall and have much to do to get ready (including updating the ever-hated artist statement and resume, ugh). My current series is moving right along. The recent "no-painting" strike I took last month after the show was *so* amazingly helpful, because I am bursting with ideas and energy to make art.
I actually needed to create an old school mind map to jot everything down and better visualize how the series would look. I've always just used Post-Its for this task, but the mind map thing works wonders and really keeps me on track.

This particular series of work all revolves around the idea of old man-made objects colliding and living in harmony with the natural world, where Man no longer plays a vital role in their existence. Most of the paintings will be fairly small (to play off the "preciousness" of Nature), with a few bigguns.

A few sneak peeks:
Trees sprout from old typewriters...Brightly colored buttons now adorn tiny mushrooms...Finches ponder new nesting sites...

I'm very excited with the way pieces are turning out so far.


sMacThoughts said...

The two typewriter ones are especially spectacular!!

mellowbeing said...

Amazing! I'm loving the concept of buttons being placed on natural living beings. It's..surreal? I'm looking forward to seeing the rest in the series.

That'd be awesome to see your stuff in Brooklyn! I'll make the trip out to see it :)

dawn said...

You continually amaze and inspire me. I love your new series and look forward to seeing more.

Rachel said...

hehe... mind maps. :D love those things. I love the detail on the finch. :)and there you go again, with the teal.... ;)

Eggman Studios said...

Awww...thank you so much, ladies! It's nice to have some positive feedback. :)

And yes! Mind maps! I've forgotten how fun they are. Silly, really.

Art Kitten said...

I love love love the buttons. Great work! I have been trying to get enough work together to start applying to gallery shows. I have had a few shows, but nothing that I have had to apply to and any advice you may have would be helpful.

Also, check out my blog today :)

MarmeeCraft said...

OH! Hooray!! Congrats! :) And I marvel at your planning and organization skills....I'm such a float about as far as what I work's horrid! ;)

Fact & Fancy said...

we just put your work out and its all so gorgeous! thank you for sending us these prints and the painting! and i just love the finch on the typewriter.

danielle (& christine)