LIVING ART ON THE EDGE SEPTEMBER POST

August has come and gone.  September rushes us towards autumn and a quieter time...a time for creativity.

In August I attended the "Killer Heels:  The Art of the High-heeled Shoe" at the Museum of Albuquerque.  It was absolutely fascinating.  What torture women put themselves through for the sake of fashion.  I no longer wear those "fashionable" shoes but still appreciate their whimsy and aesthetics.  As a result of this exhibit, I did two pieces using some Polaroid transfers I did of an art shoe exhibit in 2002 at ArtFest in Port Townsend, Washington.  I will explain the process later but first another piece I completed in August.

 

"Ancient Ruins"                                                                                                                        

"Ancient Ruins"      

                                                                                                                 

Now are you ready for a "really big shoe?"

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

Now are you ready for my pieces?  They are totally whimsical and I had fun doing them.  I took slides then transferred them onto Polaroid film.  Then the images were rolled out onto watercolor paper and I enhanced the color with colored pencils.

 "Red Shoe Diaries I"  

 "Red Shoe Diaries I"

 

"Red Shoe Diaries II"                                                                                       

"Red Shoe Diaries II"

                                                                                      

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LOCAL EVENTS:

- Through September 10th, Zachariah Rieke's exhibit of new paintings continues at the Wade Wilson gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

- Through September 12th, the Artes des Cartes show of recyled art is on view at the Stables Gallery in Taos, New Mexico.

- September 5, 6, and 7is the Open Studio Tour for member of TAO in Taos, New Mexico.

- September 5th and 6th is the Pilar, New Mexico Studio Tour.

- September 12th and 13th is the Rio Costilla, New Mexico Studio Tour.

- September 12th and 13th is the Alameda, New Mexico Tour.

- September 11th, 12th and 13th is the Las Vegas New Mexico Studio Tour.

- September 12th and 13th is the Sandia Heights Open Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

- September 19th and 20th is the Poqoaque River Art Tour in New Mexico.

- September 19th and 20th is the Pecos Studio Tour in New Mexico.

- September 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th is the High Road Art Tour in New Mexico.

- October 3rd and 4th is the El Rito, New Mexico Art Tour.

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS:

-  Yoko Ono's One Woman Show continues through September 7th at Moma in New York City.

- Jeff Koons: A Retrospective continues at the Whitney in New York City through October 19th.

- Joseph Cornell's "Wanderlust exhibit continues through October 19th at the Royal Academy of the Arts in London, England.

- Warhol's Nature exhibit continues at the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas.

 

MUST NOT MISS

Take a look at the mosaic sculptures of Michael Ferris Jr. at www.michaelferrisjr.com

For a surreal take on collage please check out Belgian artist, Sammy Slabbinck, at www.saatchiart.com

 

IN CLOSING

I hope you have enjoyed this post and have a wonderfully creative September.  Please check out my updated website at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com