....something that you can treasure, and always keep with you, as you run for cover!
Thank you Harry, a very thought provoking post.
With regards the floater frames, I came across an artist recently who made similar frames. The art panels were secured to the frame using Velcro dots so that if the artwork didn’t sell he could easily remove and install another artwork into the frame and keep the original artwork panel. This artist worked in a few standard sizes so artwork panels were easy to change out of the frames. I thought this idea was excellent.
Thank you Harry for your wonderful post! I remain hopeful and optimistic that the majority can overcome the fringe minority that wreak havoc with democratic governments. The least we can all do is vote. And that is happening in greater numbers as folks are seeing their rights destroyed, books banned and hate flooding our societies. I hope we win for all our sakes. And for the next generation who need a planet to live on.
On the painting front I’ve been exploring more abstraction and loose vocabulary which drove me to making some smaller pieces around 12” x 16”. And I’ve been doing some weed paintings which are very small. I love it. The whole experience has been more intimate and the work reflects that even with my struggles as I traipse into less known territory. On a technical note my husband makes my floating frames and uses only wood glue to hold them together. I grilled him on this and he thinks the glue is durable enough by itself. I have no opinion as I have no expertise with this. But what are your thoughts here? Is wood glue something that dissolves over time?
Harry, everything you say and do seems so sensible, creative and grounding. I think I love you, lol! And you are so generous with all that you create. Thank you! (Sooner or later, I am simply going to have to buy something of yours to hold dear.)
Thanks for the "sanity check" on the insanity we see daily and love the idea of little treasures that can be placed anywhere and appreciated and your work reflects this. We all need hope and faith to get us through this "Great Reset" and thanks for sharing your work and your thoughts that many of us feel but not all are willing to speak. Courage is a wonderful thing!
Sage words,Harry and thanks for the eye opener on framing! Although the Smokey air- even down here in Virginia is pretty ferocious-I do like that Washington DC is hit very Smokey. Maybe some of those lawmakers will wake up and make a turn around but truthfully it’s up to ME to call’em up, pester their aides with my rant. It’s mighty tough to see how the social and climate progress we thought we had made as
A society somehow boomerang into a squalor and misery for an increasing part of the population. It deeply saddens me. However, in spending time last week with my great nieces- Gen whatever- since they are true residents of the 21st C- I find they don’t have a 20thC brain. Their operating mode is different. And I see some hopeful signs at more grass roots level when a government down here is gasping to actually look like a democracy. On the other hand one of my nieces has a plan for cleaning up the oceans so at least these 2 are kind of roll up your sleeves and do the work. It’s helpful to see the Mayor of Los Angeles be grilled on PBS news on what she is doing about 50K homeless. She got elected on this and she isn’t all talk and no do. As it is when as an artist you are creating and by so doing you are putting thought into the world so you too are in the act of doing, working, building and I think this is the most hopeful part.