May 19, 2020

Essential is the smallest laser cut piece I have created to date at just 3/4" x 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" It was a bit of an experimental work, not only for the size, but some techniques. The rockfish has all of its scales engraved rather than painted. I think this is the first time I have done this successfully. The piece is headed to Southern California for a "postal" show, hence the small dimensions. I have been considering editioning some smaller works such as this.

May 1, 2020

Having been away from LA for a few decades with only brief visits, I missed out on a number of the Art Museum developments in the city. The Broad Museum opened in 2015 and is a great addition to the museum district downtown. More or less kitty-corner from the Museum of Contemporary Art, it is a nice all day art excursion.

Love him or hate him, Jeff Koons seems to get a rise out of people, and this porcelain sculpture of Michael Jackson and his pet chimp Bubbles...

April 30, 2020

On the basement floor of the Gallerie dell' Accademia in Venice are some enormous stone toes.

I don't know where it is from or any details. The Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice doesn't seem to post anything about its collections. I''m curious as to where this came from but cannot find anything about it.

Click on the photo to reach their site.

April 29, 2020

About a year ago we had a long wait for a return flight from Houston, so we made a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts sight unseen. As luck would have it, were rewarded to the Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art exhibit on perhaps its last day. It was a tad crowded, but manageable.

This is Portrait of a Man from 1888. I was drawn to the piece as the style looked....slightly different than his other works. It was an immaculate show, and one thing I liked were the con...

April 27, 2020

Pomona College Alumni Chris Burden created this installation around 2008 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art after collecting street lamps for around 8 years. There are 202 vintage street lamps (no replicas) assembled into this forest of lights. The piece has shown up in popular culture including a few movies and TV series.

Click on the photo for a link to the search function on the LACMA page. Plenty to choose from.

April 26, 2020

It looks like there is a variety of creatures represented with the masks displayed in this cabinet at the Museum of Anthropology on the campus of the University of British Columbia.  All I know is that it is a crazy extensive collection. For every one or two pieces you can see down here in Seattle, there are 6 -10 -who know 20 more displayed here. Certainly worth a visit anytime you're in Vancouver. I could spend days there.

Click on the phot to go to the museu...

April 26, 2020

Double Exposure was an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum that juxtaposed vintage Edward Curtis images with artworks by contemporary Native American artists. Pretty cool that the had one of Curtis' personal view cameras in the display. Click on the photo to link to the Double Exposure exhibit.

April 24, 2020

Western Washington University has an awesome outdoor sculpture collection including this sizable di Survero classic. Installed in 1975, it originally had a platform hung below the intersection of the beams that would swing, but this feature was removed a few years later.

Click on the photo to go to the WWU site.

April 23, 2020

Found this beauty at the Nation Maritime Museum in Greenwich England while visiting for the Olympics. We were there during Seafair week so this was a close as I could come. the boat traveled to the US in 1933 to compete for the Harmsworth trophy, much like the America's Cup, but for powerboats.

Click on the photo for a link to the National Maritime Museum site

April 23, 2020

I had heard of Puryear but was not really that familiar with his work. I kind of consider him an artist's artist. I think that he was a fine selection for the event. These were extremely well crafted and very contemplative works for me

Click n the picture to go to the site dedicated to the Biennale exhibit

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