Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Thoughts, Words, Actions, Habits, Character

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Thoughts become words. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become character.

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Text
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Materials–paper, linen fiber, rust, printed text.
6″ x 4″ x .75″


Threat

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Code Used–The most dangerous threat to society is a person in power who has nothing left to lose.

Threat

Bookmark Knotted Code–the word See repeated.

Threat

Threat

Threat
Threat

Threat

The Most
Threat

Threat

Dangerous
Threat

Threat
Threat

Threat

To Society
Threat

Is A
Threat

Person
Threat

In Power
Threat

Who Has
Threat

Threat

Nothing
Threat

Left To
Threat

Lose
Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Materials–Paper, paste paper, cotton fiber, rust.


Sealant Copper Rust Test

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

CMC used to seal copper rust.

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CMC did seal without too much alteration. The good part–without the CMC application, the copper rust stains my fingers. With CMC, no stain.

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Beautiful Memories

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Code–Beautiful memories are like old friends. They may not always be on your mind, but they are always in your heart.

Beautiful Memories

Code–Beautiful, pocket for notes on piece.
Beautiful Memories

Code–Notes on piece.
Code–Beautiful, pocket for notes on piece.
Beautiful Memories

Code–Memories

Beautiful Memories

Code Left Side–Are Like, Code Right Side–Old

Beautiful Memories

Code–Friends and .

Beautiful Memories

Code–They
Beautiful Memories

Code–Left Side–May, Right Side–Not
Beautiful Memories

Code–Always
Beautiful Memories

Code–Be
Beautiful Memories

Code–On
Beautiful Memories

Code–Your
Beautiful Memories

Code–Mind
Beautiful Memories

Code–Left Side–Comma, Right Side–But
Beautiful Memories

Code–They
Beautiful Memories

Code–Left Side–Are, Right Side–Forever
Beautiful Memories

Code–In
Beautiful Memories

Code–Your

Beautiful Memories

Code–Heart
Beautiful Memories

Code–.
Beautiful Memories

Back Cover
Beautiful Memories

From Above
Beautiful Memories

Materials–Paper, paste paper, rust, cotton fiber, stainless steel washers.
Scale–2.75″ x 2.25″ x .5″


If millions of people repeat a lie, it does not make it true.

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Text–If millions of people repeat a lie, it does not make it true.

Millions Lie

Millions Lie

Materials–Paper, cotton and hemp fiber, rust.

Hope, Final Moment

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Cover–Hope
Text–Death is always a surprise. Because before the final moment, there is always hope.

Final Moment

Loom knitted cotton I-cord for closure

Final Moment
Final Moment
Final Moment

Code–Death
The pocket holds a piece of paper with title and description.

Final Moment
Final Moment

Code–A (left page), Surprise (right page)

Final Moment

Code–Symbol for a period (left side), Because (right side)

The crystalline speckled paper surface on the right page is from a salt solution.
Final Moment

Code–Is (left side), Always (right side)
Final Moment

Materials–paper, cotton and bamboo fiber, rust

Made most of the rusty paper by cutting a long strip of cream packing paper and binding with 3/4″ safety pins. Applied a solution of white vinegar, peroxide and salt. The paper does become fragile and a challenge to embroider.

The quote is from Mirrored Time (A Time Archivist Novel Book ) by J.D. Faulkner.

I realized how true the quote was as I sat next to my mother’s bed after an ischemic stroke and my sister’s hospital bed post surgery. I knew neither would survive, but a bit of me hoped everyone was wrong. That my family would be whole again.


Lies/Truth

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Cover Code–Lies
Book Code–If we hear enough lies we no longer recognize the truth.

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies
Lies

Materials–Paper, Cotton Fiber, Rust, Twigs.


Rust on Paper Test

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

It is easy peasy to make red /brown rust, but green, blue, and grey and a little tricky. Not all wire that appears to be copper works. Not all copper coated wire works.

I used a copper garden mesh that is meant to keep varmints and wormy guys away from plants. I purchased a box of the mesh years ago, but it was too thin to use as a base for embroidery.

The paper is the green mask paper typically used for house painting. I cut a long strip, accordion folded triangles, and inserted a hair pin in every crease. The result was areas of pale brown to pink with large splotches of the original green.

Today I replaced the hairpins (two holes for them to slide through) and sandwiched the paper between layers of the copper mesh. Wrapped the lot with a cotton cord. 12:33pm

Rust Tests

Rust Tests

Placed the lot in a solution of white vinegar, peroxide, and salt.

Rust Tests

I flipped the bound paper several times.

Rust Tests

Added more salt after each flip. 12:48pm

Rust Tests

Removed the bound paper from the solution. 1:20pm

Rust Tests

The copper is oxidized nicely. 2:41pm

Rust Tests

Rust Tests

Ready to view the result. 5:03pm

Rust Tests

Rust Tests

Rust Tests

The dark brown lines are the hair pins.

Rust Tests

Rust Tests

Unrolled
Rust Tests

Some lovely results.

Rust Tests

Rust Tests

Rust Tests


Value of Women in Art

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts

I was on the 12 year plan for an undergrad degree in art. Took classes in four programs in Ohio and California. Went to grad school in Washington. I have seen more art produced by women in the past year reading #WOMENSART than in all of my years of formal art education.

#WOMENSART

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Men Plant Trees Book–Hope

Monday, July 25th, 2022

The code is the word, Hope.

Book

Book Binding

Book Binding

Book Cover

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Page 8

Page 9

Page 10

Page 11

Materials–Roofing felt, linen fiber, watercolor paper, paste paper, PVA, oak leaves, printed text.

Scale
Closed 5.25″ x 6.25″ x .5″
Open 9.75″ x 6.25″