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Archive for June, 2011

On the theme of House, Home, Habitat

Another thing I did in May was create some new artwork for an art show at the Walkers’ Gallery in San Marcos.  I submit art to the Activity Center shows every once in a while, and this theme particularly spoke to me.  The show, which is up through the first week of July, features a good percentage of work from the Art from the Streets (AFTS) program in Austin (which hosts a drop-in studio for homeless artists), plus nine pieces from Chad (6 of them World Salads), eight from me, a couple of very interesting national artists, and of course plenty more contributions from the San Marcos area.

At the opening reception last week, an AFTS representative presented a feature-length documentary on the Art from the Streets program, which revealed both the incredibly awesome art that is created by the homeless participants in the program, and the cruel hardships in their lives that we maybe take too much for granted.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from the show:

Growin' Home by Timothy Baker (AFTS)

S. African Weaver Bird, 1-3 by Susan Winters Cook

Terreform Tree Habitat by Mitchell Joachim

another by Mitchell Joachim

Cathedral of Junk collage by Vince Hanneman

World Salad by Chad Hopper

And  here are my own submissions ~~ some new, some old…

Home = a variety of attachments, c. 2004

Home = HARD + soft, c. 2011

Harmony and Spice, c. 2011

House of Divisibles, c. 2011

House Plan, c. 2011

House for Ideas, c. 2011

Balls Dining, c. 2011

Welcome, c. 2011

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Not knowing where to start…

One month ago tonight:

this photo taken by Stephanie Bonham :

And this was the end —

Sean actually got some good documentation with his fancy camera and made a mini-documentary about it.  You can watch it on vimeo.  Thanks, Sean!