Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011 Appreciation

When you love an art object and then you learn about the how it is crafted, your appreciation for the artist increases exponentially. The Tacoma Art Museum had a great lecture about the history and process of creating Pendleton trade blankets this past Saturday. The blankets are part of the Chihuly exhibit in TAM's largest gallery.  The lecture raised issues about globalization, market research, and the appropriation of cultural iconography.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 16, 2011 Installation

Driftwood, white-brown and craggy, is juxtaposed with the serenity of blue lapping water. This Fox Island scene is a great installation.

Friday, August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011 Focus

The brilliant hot pink petals, a bit out of focus, provide a interesting contrast in color and form to the spindly, ice gray stems. It reads a bit like an abstract painting. The blotches of intense color provide a focus for looking deeper.