Friday, December 11, 2009
Chosen for the Valdosta National which opens January 19, 2010, here is a description of my work "Everything New is Old Again". My first encaustic sculpture/mixed media piece.
Encaustics were used in the ancient Greek days for painting ship hulls as well as coating statues. This lost art has resurfaced in the modern art world and has captivated audiences internationally. This piece is a conceptual piece, which extends this concept of circular patterns of life.
The magazine articles used on the base of this piece are from the 1940’s. They all relate to subjects with re-current significance. Our schools are overcrowded, we are facing a depression, the wars rage on and we still try our best to find the healthiest ingredients from sugar derivatives to cod liver oil while we remain too busy and distracted to even stop by a Starbucks for freshly brewed coffee. (Now they make instant).
Televisions which were once a thing of the future are now to be preserved in a time capsule of history. The SONY TV in this piece is rendered useless by the modern days of satellite signals, yet useful as a form for this particular creative solution.
Lastly, the surrender of my artistic will to the fact that nothing is new is represented by a white flag frozen in time. Perhaps it will speak to someone or everyone and express the lack of learning from the past, yet relentless effort of the human spirit.
Monday, December 7, 2009
What a great event we had last weekend at The Stacks Lofts in Atlanta! Kudos to Barbara Brenner and Dru Molen for selling the heck out of there encaustic works! Artists also included Melody Trivisone, Judie Jacobs, Penny Treese, Allison Miller, Adrianna Blackard, Glenda Chamberlain, Valerie Dumas and our hostess Edie Morton. Who incidentally has the coolest loft I've ever seen.
Other friends stopping by; Tina Kite and Lee Breed of Artemis Design.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
What a busy week! The 34th annual Georgia Lawyers for the Arts benefit was a great experience. Timothey Tew Gallery had an awesome jewelry show with some of his very own designs as well as beautiful retro pieces. Oops, the one's we like are upwards of $6,000!
The Stacks Show s coming up so be sure and stop by. Dec 4th and 5th. I recommend Saturday afternoon since it may be tricky to find.
Jack Art gallery is also continuing their Holiday Salon show through January. Make sure and stop by when you're in town for stacks ! visit http://jackartgallery.com/ for directions and artists links.
Friday, October 9, 2009
For all of those interested in what's going on with Rae, here's my new Blog! The latest news is that as of October 31st I will no longer be with Synergy Gallery in Roswell but will continue to show in various locations though out Atlanta. Most notably The Stacks in Cabbage Town in early December and an exciting 2010 showing with my illustrious friends of the newly formed Southestern Encaustic Artists. Keep an eye out for updates.