Time and Energy?

May 31, 2006Journeys No Comments

We just wrapped up a month of discussions about the work of Liza Lou, bead and installation artist, on the Ragged Cloth Cafe. When I first signed onto RCC, I was skeptical, then involved, and then dropped out for a long while. Then when founder June Underwoood thought about pulling the plug, I volunteered along … Read More

Illustration Friday: CAKE

May 29, 2006Drawings, Illustration Friday No Comments

Happy coincidence! The theme for Illustration Friday this week is “Cake” — I’ve already used this drawing for another theme – “Song”, but now I’m working on the quilt so this one is in fabric! It’s based on a summer job I had once delivering singing telegrams. I actually jumped out of a cardboard cake … Read More

Paley at the St. Louis Zoo

May 28, 2006Other Artists No Comments

Thursday we went to the preview event for Albert Paley‘s new installation at the St. Louis Zoo. It’s made of COR-TEN steel, is three-stories high, weighs over 100 tons, and features over 60 animals. “Animals Always” is the largest public zoo sculpture in the world and the largest sculpture in St. Louis, other than the … Read More

Good ole RW&B

May 24, 2006Process No Comments

It feels good to be back in the studio. Here’s what I’m working on now — a red, white, and blue theme. I’ve been collecting these patriotic fabrics for over six months and when I pulled out the collection, was surprised at how many star fabrics I’ve collected. I’m not sure that I can even … Read More

Where did last week go?

May 22, 2006Journeys 3 Comments

What a week of constrasts! Here’s a photo from the reception at Grounds for Sculpture. It was a great event, and lots of people turned up… some family and friends too. Then we headed to rural Pennsylvania to visit some friends who have sculpture studios in a couple of rustic barns and a quaint old … Read More

Positronic Neural Net

May 13, 2006Exhibitions, Sculpture 1 Comment

This interactive installation is called Positronic Neural Net by Russ RuBert. The frames are fabricated aluminum filled with fragments of found neon that are wired to motion sensors, so that different segments of neon light up in response to people walking around them. We had about a minute to take photos with all the neon … Read More

Outdoors at Grounds for Sculpture

May 12, 2006Journeys 1 Comment

I’m starting to feel like we live here! We’ve been staying in the artists’ apartment “Donatello’s Digs,” but this morning had to move over to “Michaelangelo’s Make-Out Suite” because someone from the Rickey Foundation is arriving this evening. The George Rickey show is opening tomorrow in the other exhibition building. The weather today is gorgeous, … Read More

Active Neon

May 10, 2006Sculpture No Comments

All the neon is in place and wired into circuits so that different sections will light up as people walk around the sculpture. The color of the glass tubes does not necessarily foretell the color of the light. This blue glass becomes pink when lit, and white becomes green!

Installation at Grounds for Sculpture

May 9, 2006Sculpture 1 Comment

Today I thought of Liza Lou (she’s an artist with a huge amount of patience that we’re studying on the Ragged Cloth Cafe this month) as I peeled tiny bits of protective paper off tiny intricate parts that Russ has made for the neon sculptures. These brackets he’s designed will be installed on the metal … Read More

PaMdora’s Puzzler

May 8, 2006Sculpture 8 Comments

Saturday it poured all day, and we weren’t completely packed anyway. So we waited to leave until Sunday which was beautiful, cramming the whole trip into one 21-hour drive that ended up into New Jersey in the rain again at 4 a.m. That’s a lot of blow-pops, my junk keep-me-awake food of choice for driving. … Read More