Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Artist Reception

You are cordially invited…

"As Far As I Can See" 

River Bank Lofts Presents…

Artist Reception
Thursday September 20, 2012
550 North Kingsbury Chicago, IL 60654

This show will have photography and paintings.  The other artists participating are: Carolyn Funk, Dan Henrick, Debra Paulson, Brad Pogatetz, and Lori Swerdlow

September 20 - November 30, 2012

To get on the guest list please RSVP here


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Structure & Sculpture

I have had the great luck of traveling to Italy twice now in my life.  It is such an historical country.  As a painter you would think that I would be motivated by all the art, the masterpiece paintings, but I am not.  It is the sculpture and architecture that captures my attention.  I like the thick mass of stone & marble.   I like how often a sculpture is giant and atop of a high point and you get the idea of just how tiny people are. 
What I like about architecture is all the teeny decorations on buildings. They remind me of beautiful wedding cakes tall with trimmings of flowers or swirls and stars. Churches often have so much ornamental designs on them they are dripping gothic. I like steeples and how every steeple is different. I also like buildings that have turrets. The circular walls of turrets are interesting construction.
Both sculpture and architecture have powerful dynamics. These photos are of my recent visit to Italy where I found myself mostly taking photos of both.

These photos were taken in Rome, Naples and Ischia Italy.