On Thursday evening, Nov 7, 2019, an important artist that you may know talked about his life and his art.
It was his first art talk in his life, and that being said, in no way should you doubt that something interesting was discussed.
This talk was presented at the Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 N. Main St, Huntington Beach, CA.
The visual image above that usually is a stimulating work of art, par excellence. However, the artist prefers to show the lesser and the bones of how one begins to make art. Hopefully, his audience will be comprised of other fellow artists that, possibly from curiosity or otherwise decide that they might be exposed to something about Expressionist art-making. That is the subject. And being the first of its kind for a talk by this artist, it may or may not be all that universal or that forthcoming with brilliant new ideas. As a matter of fact, it really relies on some interchange, discussion, and real questions about what "Abstract Expressionist Art" is all about. Needless to say, there is a possibility of humor, insight, and collective sharing that is all to the good. So be it, come and partake of something of a rare coin in the world today.
Several months ago I received an email asking for permission to use an image of mine that the musician had found online. I said OK.
The art work is called EARTH AIR FIRE WATER.
The CD arrived last week and the cover looks like this.
and the CD also has the image of the art work
With the title of the CD Sacred Elementals, it is easy to see why
my art work was chosen! The music is like chanting.
I make art wear from old clothes, hand-tailored deconstructed clothing for people who like the opposite of mass consumed fast fashion.
At twenty-four I moved to New York City— the fashion capital of America where I began to look for more ways to broaden and perfect my art/design aesthetic. I wanted clothing that could be worn all day, have some utilitarian feature for holding keys without the heavy purse, that could be worn on a bike, to work, and to a night out. Inspired to cut the sleeves off jackets and add them back as pockets or creative collars. I discovered there was a name for what I was doing, deconstruction. The possibilities seemed endless and, as such, an obsession was born.
I married an artist who by osmosis led the way for living an artist’s life. We have three amazing creative kids; all with their outgrown clothes I began to remake clothing for moms, dads, kids, and homes. There were so many new uses for all our leftovers! The more I played with clothes the more fun I had!
Salad Bowl Dress, for me, encompasses everything, it is the world. I really hope that you enjoy what I have made, and the glory behind each piece.
I will be at the Brookhurst Community Center on display for the Summer, in Anaheim.
Come see my work for sale on Father's Day at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton.