Artist of the Day- Kelcey Loomer(click on image to view individually)

Several weeks ago I posted images of chairs. A number of people commented that they loved this theme and one suggested this artist. The use of maps is interesting along with the birds. Especially now as so many birds have moved on for the winter. Where are their maps…tucked up under a wing? How do they know where to go? Do they long for the restfulness of the rocking chair?




Artist of the Day-Yayoi Kusuma (click on image to view individually)

I went to one of her interactive exhibits some years ago. Viewers were given primary colored stickers and invited to put them on any surface in the room. Most surfaces were already covered and we simply started a new layer.

“A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement ... Polka dots are a way to infinity.”

—Yayoi Kusuma, in Manhattan Suicide Addict [24]



Artist of the Day- Martin Driscoll (click on image to view individually)

Here’s a quote from Martin Driscoll…

There came a point in my life when I knew I could paint, but had to give thought to what did I want to paint? This led me to examine my life and remember the joy I had in hearing the tales of Ireland from my relatives, especially my mom. I loved the Irish music and dancing and most especially the Irish people. With the world rapidly changing, I wanted to hold on to some of the memories, so I devoted myself to painting things Irish.

Artist of the Day- Mary Frank(click on image to view individually)

These photographs by Mary Frank are pretty interesting. Frank (the wife of the Swiss photographer, Robert Frank) is also a painter and a sculptor. Both of those art forms are apparent in these pictures. In fact it’s a bit mind-bending. Initially they appear as paintings…and then your brain reminds you that they’re photos and you begin to sort out the painted, cut-out areas from the landscape behind.

Stay tuned. I’ll post some of her other work soon.

Artists of the Day-Audubon Mural Project(click on image to view individually)

The Audubon Mural Project is a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and Gitler &_____ Gallery to create murals of climate-threatened birds throughout John James Audubon's old Harlem‐based neighborhood in New York City. The project is inspired by the legacy of the great American bird artist and pioneering ornithologist and is energized by Audubon’s groundbreaking Birds and Climate Change Report, which reveals at least half of all North American birds are threatened by a warming climate. The project commissions artists to paint murals of each of the report's 314 species, and has been widely covered in the media, including most recently by The New York Times

What an exciting project!!! 73 birds painted…..241 to go!!!

Go to the link. You can learn about the birds and the artists.

American Oystercatcher/Stephen Reed-Artist

Black Throated Blue Warbler/ Richard Alexander Caraballo-Artist

Brown Pelican/Jason Covert

Cerulean Warbler/Tom Sanford-Artist

The 2 below ..... Osprey/Soten-Artist and Black Chinned Hummingbird/Ashli-Artist

Artist of the Day- Aranda/Lasch (click on image to view individually)

This design group works on a variety of projects. Furniture, interior design, installations. Most of pictures I’ve chosen come from the Venice Biennale. The pieces are constructed from a dense foam that makes the pieces light and easy to manipulate.

 "Primitives is an installation that combines the romantic tradition of ruined landscapes with modular fractals. First realized across the entry of the Venice Biennale in 2010, it is comprised of loosely dispersed furniture elements that appear like rock piles, each one unique but formed from the same universal building block."