Thursday, May 26, 2011

Joy Dai Buell in The Empire Window

Juni Van Dyke is curating shows in The Empire Windows at 169 Main Street, Gloucester.  Three of the windows are dedicated to the art efforts of the seniors that participate in her art programs at Gloucester's Rose Baker Senior Center.  One window is for invited artists to exhibit for a month and then talk about their work at the center.  May's offering is the work of Gloucester artist, teacher JoiyDai Buell.  Joi's paintings can be viewed 24 hours a day until June 4, and on June 5, I will install my work.

this last painting looks like 'whale's jaw'.


Seen in Glosta!

5:19 pm today.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Building the Empire Show: sneak peek 7

Transferring Hokkusai 'The  Great Wave".  4 panels complete.  Brother Mike notes the images get very dimensional when the voided space of the 8x8" stretchers is considered during the re-construction.  

copyright debbie clarke 2011
gloucester ma

vinyl transfer, packing tape, aluminum leaf, Kanku dye (non-edible, not for human consumption)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Transferring the Hokkusai

Hokkusai "The Great Wave"  from the 36 views of Mount Fuji.  This image was on my shower curtain.  A few weeks ago I started to 'see things' in the shower curtain.  What I was seeing was the slow dissolution of the vinyl print dripping down the plastic curtain.  It was not The Virgin Mary.  It was not the face of Jesus.  I replaced the shower curtain with a light green leaf printed affair.  the price was right $4 from Bananas.  long/short on the way to becoming a drop cloth I experiemented with lifting the print with clear packing tape.  yes, success.  below is an image of the work table with the transfer in process.  i will use it up, print, plastic, tape and all.  8x8" on stretchers.

best to all,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

hello dear readers, friends, followers and transient, random drop-ins to this blog

family matters have caused a hiatus in my updates to this nest; however, the art continues.  my travels bring me to  burlington where my baby brother has just undergone open heart surgery.  he is progressing well and should be out of hospital by monday (fingers crossed).

 i changed his diapers for the first time when i was 4 and he just wee..3days, 3 weeks?  one of my earliest memories is carrying his swaddled body from the center of a military double bed to my mother in the kitchen.  her mouth dropped at my simple words "i was afraid he would fall off the bed".  the next memory is my brother pissing in my mother's face, may have been a few days before or a few days after my intrepid carry.  he is a good man and should heal well.

thank you for sharing your time with me.  i will capture some pics of my art, when i can.  but, i think i will first share some pics of the Indian grocers that i have found in my travels.

eat your fiber, give up the salt. in our family it is genetics.

best to you all.

btw:  know of any good Indian grocers in the Burlington/Woburn MA area?  let me know.  i have time to explore and compare.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hopskipping through Social Media

If you click the title, it should take you to goodmorninggloucester wherein a discussion about art is going on. 

This all started from my Facebook Friend Paula's link to a video share about art; which I then shared through my  wall.  I then posted the link on Paul Frontiero's Facebook wall, with a suggestion to post it on goodmorninggloucester.  Paul posted the Creature Comfort's video with a question to consider art, thus the discussion thread.  I love the irreverent ending of this video.  

I will now tweet this message.  I don't use twitter often, but would love to see where this post goes. looking forward to seeing where this post gets shared to whether twitter, gmg, facebook, your blog, your friends.

My contribution to the art discussion on goodmorninggloucester is about art as an energy exchange.  This idea was first presented to me through the writings of American artist Audrey Flack.  This little book has been a studio companion for 20 years.  always recommended to my students and artist friends.  She covers vast territory of contemporary art thought, process, the market place, the national juries.  always thought-provoking.  "not everyone can be in New York.  there is a place for regionalism."

more true today, than when American regionalism was the rage.

happy travels post! time for a game of Hop, Skip and Jump!
best, deb.