This is a little late in getting out there but I wanted to post it anyway. Not only because I make a brief appearance because my studio was open during the Holiday sHop but I really love how this video shows off our vibrant little community in the South End Arts District of Burlington, Vermont. They interview a lot of the key people in the neighborhood and highlight work that makes us who we are.
So to get a taste of what my local art community is like, check this out…
VT Events: South End Holiday Art sHop from VCAM Vermont on Vimeo.
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Hope to see you this Friday for the opening of the Mold Makers show at Studio Place Arts in Barre! The original molds and the subsequent work will be on display from a variety of artists including myself. I will have the mold I created for my pendants as well as the original casts and the final, painted results.
Friday March 8, 2013
5:30pm until 7:30pm
Studio Place Arts
201 North Main Street, Barre, Vermont 05641
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I am completely obsessed with this artist right now. Linde Ivimey, I love you!
She uses a LOT of bones in her work, as well as an almost obsessive savoring of fabrics and objects that have sentimental value that she transforms into magical creatures. She WEAVES bones. Yup, she actually weaves vertebrae together to form a decorative armor or shroud for her figures. Some of her figures are whimsical and some feel very dark – almost like voodoo dolls or fetishes.
I knew she had to be a kindred spirit when I saw that in her studio she has orderly boxes of teeth and hair. And I am really fascinated by the fact that her figures are full of so much personality yet they have no faces. As someone who focuses on the face and can sometimes forget the rest, I feel like I want to do a few exercises like that. I tried that type of experiment a year or two ago with some of my wire dolls but they were more sculptural and cold.
Visit Linde online: www.lindeivimey.com.au/
A great video about this body of work:
Some samples of her creations:
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In 2011 I heard Jennifer Miller, the Bearded Lady, speak at the Flemming Museum (read the post). I was really moved by the talk and her total honesty. It is almost 2 years later but I am finally creating an homage to Jennifer as well as the beautiful bearded ladies that preceded her.
Below are each of my bearded ladies. They stand 13 inches tall. They are made with plastic, Apoxie Sculpt and fabric. Click on the image below to see more images and to order the doll.
Bearded Lady #1
Bearded Lady #2
Bearded Lady #3
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Happy Valentines Day!
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Opening Reception this Friday from 5 – 9 pm!
Broken Hearts & Sweet Tarts
On exhibit in The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
266 Pine Street, Suite 105
Burlington, VT 05401
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 11 – 5 pm
The exhibit will be on display February 1 – 23.
I will have three pieces in this group show.
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