THE GOLDEN SECTION
This box, built in September, 1998, stands 10" tall.
If only you could see in the windows!
This one is smaller, 7" tall, 11/98
the wall and has holographic foil in it.
I often wonder if, when I make
a sexually cartoony female figure, I
am discussing valid social issues, or am I just sliding into that
common denominator of more exploitative titillation. Is it possible or
worthwhile to discuss this in visual form? What is art for? See also my
discussion of movies.
RED 13" 1996
SUNGLASSES December 1998, 14X9X6"
My friend Rachel asked me
why these figures lack heads, arms,
legs. I responded not entirely disingenuously that this is a
to the Nike Samothrace in the Louvre, who lacks arms and a
and yet was once described to me by an art history scholar as "the most
beautiful female figure ever sculpted." It actually has more to
with anonymity and universality.
In 1999, I find myself growing weary of depicting these little female figures, yet still fascinated with the medium, and to a certain extent, the subject matter. I made a form and have made some dresses on it, here is one of the more successful, I am calling it SLASH, and it is about 17" tall, and stands out from the wall as much as 6". The form, like Elgar's theme in the Enigma Variations, is invisible.
In December, 1999, I played hooky from UNM for long enough to create this one. The water based paint opens up the papier mache, and this is somewhat flattened out.
had much time for this sort of thing
I started teaching full time. There is a big gap in my pictures
as I write in
July, 2004, that I will try to fix.
An actual painting!
My first Christmas day in Fort Collins I sat out in a howling wind and bitter cold to capture the mountains. Oil on canvas, 14 X 26 inches
With wooden coffee stirrers and
cholla cactus skeleton, I assembled
"Village." It is about 22 inches tall with about 3 inches of
There being too few
torsos in the world, I took this task on again in 2005. I
need to work on turning one inside-out, so it would turn toward the
viewer as she moves about the room.. In my spare time, anyway.
And I made a six sided
triangular cross section Mobius strip.
in 2007 they got better, the one on the right is called Pentamobi II and was featured on the invitations to a small works show at the Art Center At Fuller Lodge.
And then one day in the Summer of 2006, I got a wild hair (hare?) to paint again, and after many weekend hours and a morning bundled up against a cold, cold wind on October 20th, it looked like this:
It is oil on panel, 27X43" As yet untitled.
A month later, in much
nicer weather, I finished a smaller one, this about 23 X 29 inches,
again, oil on panel.
Then I did one that featured the color redLiz and I made a headboard for our bed in 2008.
I made two versions of this whirligig in 2008, but the first one vanished.
What do you think?