this is a view from the street into the If Art Gallery in Columbia, SC!!! Lived here for three years—feel nostalgic about that experience and geographical location—
here is an interior shot of the show after installation. I had the space to myself for the duration of the exhibition.
here is a view of the interior of If Art gallery once the show was installed—Wim Roefs did such a fantastic job curating the work.
This piece is mixed media—it was constructed from clay, paper mache, acrylic paint, wood, nail polish, and cement. I love the challenge of working with a lot of different materials to achieve a certain look. The feathers in his hat are feathers from out chickens here in San Antonio. The red one is Aunt Mary’s (God rest her soul) and the darker one is Bellina’s. She is very much alive and well and has begun to lay eggs!
Here is a picture of the largest piece in the show I title Eleanor. That was my grandmother’s name. She was born here in Texas—find it kind of ironic that I am in her home state. I did not know her all that well–and there are many questions about her life here, I know it was rough. There are so many questions I wish I could ask.
I love this little guy. He is a wall piece made from clay, paper mache, nichrome wire, acrylic paint, glaze and underglaze. I hope he’s having a good time in his new home.
Here is another wall piece. Made from entirely clay materials.
this is a wall piece made from mixed materials. Clay, glaze, and underglaze along with wood, wire, acrylic and paper mache. Hopefully one day she will get over her stage freight.
Wall piece made from clay, underglaze, and glaze along with paper mache, string, and acrylic paint.
detail of the base of piece. This is one of the three wooden earthworms that are coming out from the cement ground that the main character is standing upon.
here is a detail of his shoe adorned with the head of a rabbit.
detail of the plebeians making offerings to their Dog God—steak, hamburger, and a turkey leg.
The dog in this piece is based entirely on the newest edition to the family Pup-pup. I think the rest of this sculpture is pretty self explanatory.
the raccoon says to Davy ‘hey davy I think we can still turn around’, Davy says to the raccoon ‘maybe after the Alamo’de’ I know it’s cheesy—but I couldn’t resist.
here is the lamp when it is turned on.
this shows a figure who is suppose to resemble davy crockett although there are no photos of him. wearing a raccoon hat–both him and the raccoon are eating icecream. they are both on top of the Alamo. The shade is in the shape of Tennessee adorned with individually made blue drops—resembling, sweat, tears, and the mississippi river which I imagine him having to have taken river transportation to get here—but still not sure.
here are the individually made drops made to resemble water—I do not think I will ever use this method again—really time consuming and it resulted in a lot of glaze on my kiln shelves and glaze walls. But I do love how it turned out visually.
Titled pecking order—-lots of chickens and dogs, because that’s pretty much what I see everyday.
here is a tiny fisherman braving the waters that surround the gaggle bus. his little canvas sail has an image of a gosling
Inspired by the local lake and all its foul residents.