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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!


CHISEL STORY RUST panoramas

Gee golly, making art and collaboratively installing it is so much fun!
This is the Domy (Houston) show as it looked Saturday night.  It will be up through May 7th.

 

And, here are some close-ups.

 


Demand + Supply

panorama

“Beginning with an Assignment (DEMAND) to create a list of Materials (SUPPLIES), Hopper and Jones engage in a closed-economy art experiment, wherein the elements themselves are also used as tools without any additional means.

ASSIGNMENT:

1)     Create a list of mutually agreed-upon supplies limited to 20 different elements with specified quantities.

2)     Gather all supplies on list individually.

3)     Install supplies at Co-Lab on specific sides of room, working independently except for at the meeting point (somewhere in the middle).”

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Fully Febby

So much going on, behind the scenes! Not much time for bloggin just yet, but if you can come on out to Salvage Vanguard Theater tomorrow night (2/14), I will be making a Synaesthetic Dessert on the stage. ♥ Lights, sounds, color, motion!!

—     —      —    and next week…  —      —      — (rain or shine…)

Junk-a-thon!  This time the theme is let’s barter more — so, bring stuff you don’t want or need!  Drop it off or trade it for something you DO want or need.  I want to have a bulletin board sort of thing, so people can leave a flier or note advertising themselves and their services or products  or whatever!  Let’s make connections, people!  It’s a new economy.

HEY, LOVE YOURSELF! YOU DESERVE IT!


Art For Walls

ephemeral galaxies being observed

ephemeral galaxies being observed

Miss Messy's Lasagna

Miss Messy's Lasagna

Chad and I are trying to get a coffee-shop show together.  Here are some examples of my recent work, and some of his (below):

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