In this second installment I show the art that was in the lower part of the garden. It includes work by my friends and fellow Stapletonians Debby Davis and Robin M. Jordan. More of Robin’s art can be seen on her website. Debby’s website is down at this moment but I found this tidbit about her on the web.
The images with no captions are of my work.You can see titles by clicking them.
NEXT: THE UPPER GARDEN
Last Saturday, we had a ‘pop up gallery show’ in our garden, at the invitation of the Mud Lane Society for the revival of Stapleton (our neighborhood). There were works by myself and two other artists. It was fun to place the sculptures in a garden setting and to see throngs of people passing through looking at them. Because there was a lot, I will post pictures of the show in three installments. First, the entrance and back wall. All the works in this post were made by me.
2017 Mixed media on found canvas
The village, the church and the castle 2017
Mixed media on found wood
This is a continuation of my series “African Memories”. I post it now on the occasion of tomorrow’s solar eclipse which made me think of the eclipse of february 16, 1980. Northern Tanzania was an ideal place to witness the event and we just happened to be there. I took some pictures but because I had no tripod, they weren’t very good. But like the other pictures in this series, they were altered by time and water damage. Some of the changes just happened, some were caused by me on purpose.
These are low resolution copies of high resolution (1200 dpi) scans. To appreciate them fully you should see them in high resolution. Below are some details of the pictures above. See if you can match them.
An eclipse lasts only a couple of minutes. A short moment which, over time, becomes a strange memory, evoking unfathomable spatial events. Memory is what this series is about. I will continue the series in the near future. Follow this blog, if you want to see more…
War (and my revulsion of it) is a recurring theme in my art. Below some recent examples.
“Give us war!” (2016)
In this I combined painting with a world war I photograph.
Doomsday Machine (2017)
Mixed media on a found objects assemblage, 28 inches high, 18 ” wide, 9″ deep.
Mixed media on found canvases. 18″ by 48 inches.
Battlefield (close up)
Feed the vultures and hyanas (2017)
A combination of painting, own photograph and photographs of the US civil war.
Forgotten Warrior (1) (2017)
Forgotten Warrior (2) (2017)
The two images above combine painting with photographs I took of decaying mannekins in a “Forgotten Vietnam Warriors Monument” in southern New Jersey.
Sic Transit (2016)
This is a fragment of an enamel plate on a grave I photographed in Italy.
Other works on the theme of War can be found in previous posts on this blog such as HERE.
Triptych #2 (closed) 2017
mixed media on wood 25 by 16 by 3 inches.
Triptych #2 (open)
Triptych #2 middle panel
(In a previous life this was a dart board in a bar)
Untitled (Gold Coast) 2017
Mixed media on found canvas. 20 by 20 inches.
Come Together 2017
Mixed media on found canvas. 28 by 24 inches
Come Together (close up)