Saturday, June 4, 2011

ENCAUSTIC ART CLASSES

Recent classes at the San Diego Art Institute Art Department on Ray St. and in my Mission Hills studio were exceptionally wonderful. Eleven students between two days. These are some of the comments I would like to share:
"We were delirious in joy going through the materials for inspiration that you provided..."
"the noise from the others felt like a buzz of collectiveness..." "Thank you for explaining things so well and for your encouragement..." "I am hooked on encaustic.." "thank you for your artist energy." "I am truly inspired."

Upcoming Exhibition/Installation SD Airport

I have been asked from time to time how my project for the airport is going. Have you finished? and how many pieces have you made? And how are you doing?
So far this is what I have accomplished:
•Completed at least 90% of new artwork I wanted to make, 2 D, sculptural vessels and books with wax.
•Photographed many of the pieces of art.
•Built a large model of a beehive.
•Wrote often in my studio notes.
•Gathered educational materials.
•Read articles about bees.
•Sent in display plan CD to curator.
•Met with curator at my studio (4 hours)
•Determined the connecting theme.
•Met with author/ friend re the writing my artist statement. Interview process helped clarify:
What this exhibit is about, why it is important and who am I?
•Wrote and sent in artist statement and bio to curator.
•Brainstormed about title of show.
•What have I learned about myself throughout the process of this past year?
That I do have a vision and a consistent theme that I use quite often in my work even though I have spent several years having fun experimenting with encaustic. These themes have shown up subconsciously but will be more evident for this exhibit.


Maui Trip and other happenings...

Our trip to Maui was one of the most relaxing trips we have had in a long time. Spent lots of time in and around the water snorkeling, walking on the beach, reading and eating healthy food. Great time with Ben and his friend Roxane. Those memories seem so distant now that we are back. David and Brenda have been here for a week celebrating David's 40th birthday and their engagement.