Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I am on paper

Yesterday I received a voice-mail from my mother saying my artwork was published in MICA's Juxtapostition. It was a great shock and a feeling of slight accomplishment. I had sent images of my work to the publisher way back in August, and my "deteriorated wine label" (the yellow weaving) got in! I am more proud of my work then of me; because I put this exact piece in a jurried show, and it did not get in. The chosen work for the show was mainly figurative. As we know my work is far from figurative forms. Subconsciously it represents the body. Therefor I am proud of my weaving, my baby, it has been published.

Here is the link to the magazine. I am on page 27, and a funny not Kevin Sherry is on page 25.

Friday, October 1, 2010

BaaBaa Black Sheep

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

One for my master,
One for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

I am noticing that children's rhymes have a lot of play on my life. Nursery rhymes often times will have a repeat pattern much like weaving. As I child I remember singing nursery rhymes all the live long day. Today I had the above rhyme stuck in my head (There could be a slight chance that I was thinking of this rhyme because I was dyeing and cleaning wool all day (shown in the above picture).). It is the interest in the repeat pattern in nursery rhymes that makes me love weaving. Nursery rhymes and weaving share repetition that my life seems to be comfortable with, and I am ok with that.