4 new collage paintings hit the shop this afternoon. I have been meaning to list them for a while. More meandering walking paths, delicate wetlands, lakes, continents, maps. Enjoy! Here are two of the newbies:
I love the muted color palette here, with the saturated little flames of color dancing throughout. Even the eyes emit their own cold light. This is a complex happiness, the kind that can only emerge from the dark, and wake you from that half-nightmare into a creepy and beautiful dawn.
I am perpetually a tad disappointed that I don't spend as much time on my blog during the teaching semester, especially now that I am pregnant and have so little energy beyond the very basic tasks of work and living.
But it occurs to me that much of what I do in my teaching prep is finding images love and showing them to my students; so why not post some of them here while I'm at it? These are freshman 2-dimensional art foundations classes, so I am showing them a lot of straight-up paintings, as opposed to the more recent performance, installation and sculpture stuff I was teaching about in previous years. I am rediscovering works that enthralled me when I first discovered them long ago and I am loving talking about them to my students.
So, I bring you now the eye candy series: frequent updates showing off paintings I love from famous and obscure artists, courtesy of my teaching research. Enjoy!
This one, the almighty Matisse, At the Window. Scrumptious!