Musings, Inspirations, Thoughts




4.29.2015

Cy Twombly


"White paint is my marble"



 Pasargade, 1994, Wood, stone, white paint, 34 x 80 x 31.5 cm written verso in pencil;
‘Memory of Pasargade
To separate the Light from the silence
And the light from the calm’
fragment from a poem by George Seferis

 


 Untitled, Bassano in Teverina 1985 / Wood, palm leaves, plaster, wire, paper, nails and glue 25 x 8 x 15 1/8"




 Untitled, Rome 1990. / Bronze 12 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 8 1/4"




 Untitled 1983, Rome, cardboard box, wood plaster, wire nails, scotch tape, white paint, 23 x 12 5/8 x 19 1/4 inches






Cynus, Rome, 1978, wood palm leaf nails paint, 16 x 9 3/4 x 2 1/4" 

4.21.2015

Agnes Varda 


Sandrine Bonnaire in Vagabond, by Agnes Varda, 1985, film still




Sandrine Bonnaire in Vagabond, by Agnes Varda, 1985, film still



Sandrine Bonnaire in Vagabond, by Agnes Varda, 1985, film still


Agnes Varda, portrait

4.07.2015

The Plains Indians, Artist of the Earth and Sky
Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Feather Headress, 1925,  Eagle feathers, native-tanned leather, glass beads, pigment, wool cloth, metal cones, porcupine quills, horsehair, silk ribbon, otter and ermine skin


 Shield with buffalo bull and thunderbird, Crow, Buffalo rawhide, pigment, native-tanned leather, 1800 - 1825, Montana


 Women's Boots, Native-tanned leather, rawhide, glass beads, German-silver buttons, pigment, 1870


Wedding Robe, Crow Tribe, Native-tanned leather, glass beads, wool felt, ca. 1895


Peyote Fan, Kiowa tribe, Golden eagle, parrot, and macaw feathers, native-tanned leather, glass beads, metal, German silver, Oklahoma, 1945



4.04.2015


Orkney Chairs 
Late 1800's, early 1900's 
oak, pine, straw, grass









3.31.2015


Vija Celmins

To Fix the Image in Memory (1977-82) 
 * a series of 11 rocks and their artificial pair, painted bronze

“I got the idea for this piece while walking in northern New Mexico picking up rocks, as people do. I’d bring them home and I kept the good ones. I noticed that I kept a lot that had galaxies on them. I carried them around in the trunk of my car. I put them on window sills. I lined them up. And, finally, they formed a set, a kind of constellation. I developed this desire to try and put them into an art context. Sort of mocking art in a way, but also to affirm the act of making: the act of looking and making as a primal act of art.” By having each original rock installed with its duplicate, Celmins invites the viewer to examine them closely: “Part of the experience of exhibiting them together with the real stones,” she has said, “was to create a challenge for your eyes. I wanted your eyes to open wider.”


 

 







3.30.2015

Robert Smithson

1000 tons of asphalt, 1969

 Mirrors and Shelly Sand, 1970


Spiral Jetty, 1970

3.28.2015

Carved Stone Balls
found in Scotland, Orkney Islands 

 

Towie, Aberdeenshire, 3000 - 2500 BC




Paiute Tribe 
(Native American) 


 Paiute bottleneck olla basket, Mono Paiute

 

Paiute winnowing basket, food and preparation, c. 1915



Paiute seed storage jar , late 19th Century