Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Layered Woman: Corset



The Layered Woman
23 x 38 corset
made out of onions
2009


Beauty decays.

I almost always use the same palette.

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Sand-filled Gust




A Sand- filled Gust
Diptych
2010
Wooden panels roughly 10 x 10 with water colour and ink medium.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Origins

she says, a long time ago when we prayed our spirits called each other
 since spirits come and go from similar places we came from the same placelost each others
  and prayed

Monday, October 17, 2011

A poem in two lines: Stories

You say: The whole world is a story 
I say: Yes we are stories, but let me choose which one I'm from.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

      When forces of attraction sleep together By Marino Imperio and Bishara Mohamed

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Art In Process: When forces of attraction sleep together









                                                 Photos Courtesy of Sara Mir
        


Yesterday my collaborative partner and I installed about 15-20 gallons of sand in a abandoned funeral home and did all kinds of prep. We received a lot help and are so thankful for it.

In the morning my partner's friend helped us load up and drop off and gave us all sorts of good ideas to hide things since he is a stage hand. In the afternoon Sara Mir dropped by to help us document and brought her friend along to help. In the evening Derek and Chiedza helped us load, move and unload sand from their home to the funeral home. Which just goes to say, sometimes it takes a community to make a single art piece. Especially if it's installation art.

In between sand moving and dumping in the morning and evening there was also pillow prepping and painting in the afternoon. And even though it was exhausting we had fun.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'm not a painter, but I brush a lot.

I'm not a painter, but I brush a lot.

What I mean is I paint occasionally and in different processes.

So one of my teachers surprised me the other day on my facebook wall when she posted
 a painting I did in 2006.
I no longer have this painting and what documentation I did of it was very poor so you can imagine my surprise that my teacher still had the documentation of the painting. Also my joy for seeing something I created a long time ago re-greet me in a digital, but very welcome and touching way.

It's a painting from a family picture of my younger sister and I when we were even younger.
I painted it in an amazing painting and process class I took at the time with Nicole Collins.
I always tell people if they are gonna take a painting class at OCAD take one with Nicole Collins.
Check out her website I implore you         www.nicolecollins.com

Yes, I'm a fan of this woman, but for good reason it was one of the few painting classes where the definition of "painting"was loose. I believe at some point painting was even defined as the application of
paint to canvas and the paint can be anything and the canvas can be anything.

The relationship between materials, concept and processes was pushed and everyone made art that both challenged them and was beautiful. This class was dreamy, but I know that has a lot to do with the teacher and for that I'm grateful.

The process is encaustic (oil paint and wax) and then I craved into it and rubbed grayish, black ink into the crevices to create this painting of my sister and I.