So I had to laugh this past Tuesday as I looked over and saw this on my kitchen counter. Paul had washed some dishes from dinner and was barely able to squeeze them in...a passel of pixies was in various stages of completion and was hogging the counter space! I had taken over just about all of the flat surfaces in the kitchen during my creative efforts! I really need a larger studio...
Here are some pics of the pieces (many created with objects I found at the store itself!) I took over to show Steve at Uncommon Objects on Wednesday morning:
Chairman of the Bored
In Her Sundae Best
This one was a favorite and hard to sell...
He Was Secure In His Masculinity
And last but not least, this little guy...which I ended up keeping! I am just a sucker for the little vintage mercury glass balls!
Steve selected 7 of the 8 pieces I took and here is one in her new glass display case. I think this is going to be a very good fit!
And I wanted to share a photo with you of the atrium area at the Blanton Museum of Art here in town. I had not been in for a long time and my breath was taken away when I walked in and saw this...
All of these walls used to be white. Earlier this year, this was installed by an incredible artist, Teresita Fernandez, a recipient of the MacArthur ("genius grant") award. This installation is called "Stacked Water" and consists of hand-cut acrylic panels that have been layered upon each other, their color changing from dark turquoise to white as they rise. When you go up or down the grand staircase, you feel like you are ascending towards the light or descending into the depths of a tranquil tropical sea. Stunning! Her other works on display, done in graphite, were phenomenal as well.
I went to attend a tour that centered around the Petrobelli Altar Piece by Pablo Veronese. It is a fascinating art detective story and if you have a moment, read about it here! And if you are in town, go and see this exhibit! It will be open through February, then all of the pieces of the altar will be dismantled and sent back to their respective owners. At this time, there are no plans to ever have it displayed as a whole again in the future. How sad that people cannot work together and come to an agreement regarding an artistic masterpiece that should be shared with the world...