Monday, July 30, 2007

Bernice Strawn

Yellow Expansion

I've only known her for a few months, but it's clear to me that B moves with abundant grace and ease in the world. Her sculptures follow suit: quietly beautiful, they follow the path of least resistance without losing their backbone. Speaking of backbone, I'm always reminded to stand up tall whenever I view these works. They accomplish the lofty goal of creating more space - perfect for the yoginis and poets among us...

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

New Work by Deana Fisher Wilfong

Each of Deana’s sculptures is unique, yet reflects the universal nature of being human. The central theme celebrates the form, grace and voluptuousness that is the power within every woman. At the same time, both negative and positive are echoed through space and form. Some forms are intentionally cracked as a symbol of the trials we face and the beauty that emerges from those challenges. No two cracks are alike, just as no two bodies are alike. Exposing them is its own beauty. In an effort to reduce any unnecessary impact on rising CO2 levels in our environment, Deana utilizes a process in which her pieces are fired only once at a low temperature. The result is art both raw and refined, much like the duality of humanity itself.

--From Deana's artist statement

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New Acrylics by Evelyn Sprouse-Rowe

Evelyn's work is fairly experimental, with mixed aesthetic results. I'm really enjoying her latest paintings -- the acrylic on canvas of this diptych is sparse, so the weave shows reminds me of an illustrated burlap bag -- very South American, especially with these voluptuous shapes and colors!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Eight Random Facts

Oh, this is juicy! Sherrie York just tagged me with a meme -- I feel so connected! Here are the rules for Eight Random Facts:

Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1. I like to eat clockwise around my plate - square sandwiches get whittled down in spiral fashion to the center.

2. My family settled in Colorado before it was a state.

3. I program poems/prayers I write into my cell phone so I can memorize them.

4. Thirty years and no cavities!

5. I have a sixth sense about elevators: when I'm waiting for a called elevator, I stand in front of the door that opens first.

6. I was a professional belly dancer for almost 6 years.

7. I actually USE the china that was given as a wedding gift to my grandparents in 1935. (Not everyday, but always for friends...)

8. Lists like this give me serious stress -- the last fact escapes me every time!

Now, on to more facts from Laura Murphy, Susan Sorrell,

(Sorry no links -- blogger took away my link button!) : (