obliterated she just wanted to blend in: 12/01/2003 - 01/01/2004

she just wanted to blend in

the use of hands as a form of meditation


posted by cynthia korzekwa  # 31.12.03


he twinkled twinkled her little star
For over 20 years the artist Stan Herd has worked the earth using indigenous materials to produce evocative and mystical works. From 160 acre plowed portraits to one quarter acre intimate stone designs, his work has become a platform for discussion of mankind's contemporary relationship to the land- via DUBLOG AS is teeny theaters---Seasons Greetings from Cara Scissoria! ----not keren collage---Pushing the Envelope----I approaced my second altered book with a different perspective. I wanted this book to use a different approach on each page. ---window envelopes are a simple, functional creation for mailing bills and other important and unimportant correspondence. Once the mail is delivered... what purpose does the window envelope serve? What do you do with an empty window envelope? -----A collection of collages that appear to made of cut up anatomy textbooks. His choice of source material seems pretty ironic given the fact that anatomical illustration is all about putting the pieces exactly where they need to be in relation to the other pieces. Although visually interesting, decontextualized anatomy is basically information free. It's also interesting to think about what he had to do to the original prints as being akin to surgery or autopsy. Sommer's obituary. [via Consumptive and the eyes have it-----]

posted by cynthia korzekwa  # 27.12.03


Screaming Man Graffiti -----american visionary art museum---Recycling.....

The circular principle of rebirth or regeneration through adaptation and transformation connects social and spiritual aesthetics throughout the Black Atlantic. Recycling focuses on process, not product, and exists as a shared responsibility between individual and community (or performer and audience). The focus on re-invention--the ability to make an "old" or familiar thing "new," different, relevant and meaningful--is key when thinking about this process. "Recycling is an art form and a moral weapon. It is more than a matter of collecting used paper and taking it to a plant," writes Robert Farris Thompson, Professor of African and Afro-American art, "I talk about recycling in the Afro-Atlantic world, a dynamic zone of historically related provinces of philosophy and art, uniting cultures of west and central Africa with their creolized extensions in the Americas. Here objects of ordinary use and ordinary meaning translate, via spiritual resignation, into realms of liberation and transcendence."----Vodou Things: The Art of Pierrot Barra and Marie Cassaise (Folk Art and Artists Series) by Donald J. Cosentino ---
----Paco has painted 50 multiples of "Libertad" - among his most popular works. ---David Gilhooly
Finally! A use for old jigsaw puzzles!
Assemblages by DAN LEVIN--Assemblage of found objects.----Cabinets of Wonder/Redux-----recycled heart---Sky's No Limit II assemblage--This artist, a Winchester resident, exhibited Assemblages and Constructions. By using weathered objects mostly found along the seashore, the artist evokes the gritty beauty resulting from the passage of time ----

posted by cynthia korzekwa  # 16.12.03


maybe I should start shopping for Christmas
This exhibition of approximately sixty paintings chronicles the development of contemporary urban art in central Africa with a focus on Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu, an influential Congolese folk artist of the 1970s. Born largely of the 1950s Congolese independence movement led by Patrice Lumumba, the paintings narrate social and political events that resonate in central African political struggles to this day.---The "History of Za?re" Series----The Short Century Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994----Tshibumba Kanda Matulu---A Congo Chronicle: Patrice Lumumba in Urban Art” features 50 paintings by artists from the central African country of Congo----mail art---Adulterous 1988 oil on canvas---
Traditional Aboriginal Art Symbols----Wind in My Hair----the Folk Art Messenger ---Artwork by Artist: Greg Pelner---Minnie and Garland Adkins have carried on the great tradition of Kentucky wood carvers----Houston is the largest city in the world without zoning restrictions. That fact and the year-long temperate weather help explain why so many of the city's self-taught artists work on an environmental scale----The Kinney brothers, Charley and Noah, who were born and lived all their lives on the family farm in Toller Hollow in Lewis County, produced some of the most interesting depictions of animals in Kentucky art---The Art of Sam Doyle -----Grandma Moses once said, "What a strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day."

posted by cynthia korzekwa  # 11.12.03
make A flake--12 month calendar--
posted by cynthia korzekwa  # 11.12.03


the fourth day in a row of rain
cyberRex comics via gmtPlus9----il mondo del Fubbs and Peggy Deans Earle assemblage both via Iconomy (welcome back!)---gerald de jesus acrylics---the clayton brothers---mark ryden artwork---centrFuga via Neurastenia---Flights of Fancy (and Leaps of Faith) via cipango
weblogs: commonbeauty----the coffee sutras----giornale nuovo---overflow---
posted by cynthia korzekwa  # 10.12.03


Christina Conrad has been called New Zealand's greatest living artist. She is certainly its greatest eccentric. An obsessive poet, playwright and "outsider" painter & sculptor, she lived as a recluse for twenty years without electricity or running water, where she "kept her paintings in cupboards instead of food"---Clay Icons I----ART CARDS
by CHRISTINA CONRAD ---Conrad Crying Because She Cannot Keep Eisenstein's Head On---I am subject to crushes, obsessions, fetishes. Each time I fell madly in love, the object of my passion was never available. Delay was my closest lover----Poems for Stoneking ---Troubles in early infancy , Christina Conrad-----Clay Masks----i keep my mouth
posted by cynthia korzekwa  # 8.12.03


my avocado plant died
the owl house---Art In South Africa ----WILLIE BESTER
' Baby ----BESTER, Willie (b. 1956) ---Il realismo di Willie Bester (Montagu, Cape Town, 1956)---urban art/livestock---Dave Southwood Shrapnel 9 1999 hand colour prints 1m X 1m ---Karen Jay :----

9 FolkArt Boxes---Tramp Art is a truely international art form. It might have originated in continental europe, e.g. northern germany and denmark and later this art form blossomed in the United States of America. There is a wide variety of styles. Tramp art objects, like tramp art boxes, tramp art frames, even tramp art wardrobes were made in Germany from 1870 to the 1930s---Tramp art boxes-----
shadow box---antique tin box---

Every time the Turner Prize comes around, there is a debate about whether conceptual art is real art----revPunky visual artist----yummy pics at extra oomph---Cromwell Creative-----Our products are made from recycled roofing tin----sterkwerk cover--sterkwerk south africa art gallery in holland---Karl Gietl, 'It's a Small World After All' series----african artists in the netherlands--In the southern Holland town of Tilburg, Conrad Botes and Brett Murray are showing their Boogie Lights as the opening show of a new gallery entitled Sterkwerk--green man painting--ART THROB magazine and african art---NORMAN CATHERINE
"Night Watch"----The folk art of Africa reflects both practical and every day needs, as well as larger community and spiritual concerns--AFRICAN COLOURS--

Exhibit shows facets of African-American folk art in Kentucky---
dave warnke art via gluibulga


posted by cynthia korzekwa  # 7.12.03


the sky is grey but I'm not

time tales
is a collection of found photographs. found at fleamarkets, thriftshops, some are scooped up from streets and alleyways, fallen from an overstuffed bag or torn pocket. others turn up in a cabinet’s hidden compartment, found while wandering the rooms of an abandoned house.

doodles---busted wonder---Rabbit Ambulance....passages for lost clouds----
posted by cynthia korzekwa  # 4.12.03


Finally, my computer's been reactivated! But, unfortunately, I've lost all of my wonderful bookmarks in the processs....

folded books
As the inaugural open bench artists, Nicholas Jones set up surgery and spent four weeks dissecting unwanted, but elegant books. During this period, he carved, folded and tore dozens of books into small sculptures---Folded Signature Book by Karen Elaine Thomas---an altered book created from an old paperback novel------Fourteen folded Etchings on the interpretation of J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue---- An informal diary containing notes about an English garden in Spring,---This long accordion folded book of sea chanties is enclosed in a carved wooded sea chest. ----A reproduction of "The Oldest Book ever found", a folding tablet called a diptych ----The leaves of the bai-lan tree (similar to palm leaves) were trimmed, flattened, and polished smooth with sand. Characters were scratched on the surface and colored in with a black, sooty pigment. To finish the book, holes were drilled in the leaves, and the stack was bound together on a cord or rod between wooden covers. Even after paper was introduced into Tibet, Tibetan paper manuscripts still retained the elongated, narrow look of the palm-leaf book. ----Folded structure of linoleum cuts on stonehenge paper, with painted book board covers--
BOOKWORKS----Book: "Book of Recollections," bronze, brass, silver----
Folded Book, Originally created by pioneer book artist Hedi Kyle, it has many pockets to tuck in little treasures, photos, or notes-----Japanese Folded Book ----"Score for a Night Sky" by Rhea M. Nowak---Accordian Book----how t make an accordian book----"We are mother and daughter who have collaborated on several artists' books. Barbosa is a visual artist, Nogueira is a poet and short story writer. We are both natives of Brazil and currently live and work in Maryland."
-----Star Accordian Book -----TAKING OFF
EMILY DICKINSON'S CLOTHES----Single-sheet accordion or “maze” books
can be very simple or extremely complex depending on the number of cuts and folds. ---art gallery books---sandra wilson----homage to trees---

posted by cynthia korzekwa  # 1.12.03

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