August 17th, 2014
We mostly think of artists working alone in a studio to produce works of art but, artists have also been working collaboratively, in groups and partnerships for centuries, even in the Renaissance. Now with technology, it’s even easier to connect and work with other creative people.
Lately, I have been working on a collaborative arts project with Australian artist Jack Oudyn using a couple of little handmade books I created .
“No Yes” Book
Work in progress…
The books are sent by snail- mail back and forth to each other. We then, work on each page, the reverse sides or, add to each others marks and collage, until we are both satisfied with the piece.
We will then, colour photocopy the book and both have a copy, or keep an original each.
After 2 collaborative swaps the book below is still a work in progress. Today, I created more marks and will send it off to Jack, for more additions or thoughts on the project.
I find it lots of fun and liberating working in this way, as well as, a bit scary. You never know if you will connect with each others mark- making and make the piece, work for both artists.
You can see the “No Yes” book finished in my next post…
August 13th, 2014
Details about the environmental installation I am participating in at The Museum of Shenandoah Valley in Virginia USA!
Image credits on exhibition logotype: Pasta Maker Machine, 2010, Kathy Rebek, New Jersey, and Untitled 2009 by Linda Leviton, Ohio. Courtesy of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.
My artwork selected for the “Second Time Around. The Hubcap as Art” exhibition.
Letters from the Border. Jenny Davis. 2009.
This piece is a collage of images taken from my collection.
It includes 2003 emails I received from a US soldier
when he was on the border in Kuwait, waiting to invade Iraq.
He described the constant multiple bombings,
the daily life of his troops and photos of what he saw around him.
One photo, the little flower, represented the hope in the dusty dry dessert.
After several months of correspondence,
I never heard from him again and have been unable to locate him.
One-minute video trailer by Los Angeles film and TV director Larry Carroll.
Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art!
Underwriters and Partners:
July 31st, 2014
I love this place!
When I was in England a few years ago, I visited the Maidstone Museum in Kent. The Museum is housed in a charming Elizabethan Manor House, in the centre of Maidstone.
I had the whole place to myself and spent hours, strolling through large rooms, full to the brim, with stuffed animals, neolithic objects, dinosaur bones, Wordsworth, ancient artifacts, primitive tools, old toys, decorative arts and crafts, gilded manuscripts, books and old artworks. There was even an Egyptian mummy.
Diary extract 2005
A few artworks, objects and photography created over the years, inspired by my visit that day.
July 9th, 2014
Finished Mail Art. Sending off to Australia, France, South Africa, USA, Canada and Portugal.
“Earth Works” series.
Gocco screen print. Distress inks. Stencil. Thread. Collage. Coloured pencil on vintage graph paper and found cardboard packaging.
July 3rd, 2014
I just got a nice surprise to say my artwork will be included in the Times Square Show in New York.
You’re in our celebration! You get three spots in our Times Square show. Your work will be 10 feet (3 meters) tall on the sign!
I am also, halfway of having an image of my work, 200 feet (60 meters) tall on the entire massive billboard ! If you would like to help me takeover the whole billboard in Times Square, the images below will take you to a like button.
A HUGE thank you to everyone for your continued support of my arts career! I really appreciate it
June 20th, 2014
I find Frottage rubbings are fun to do. I did the rubbings, when I was an artist in residency in Spain. The rustic farmhouse was over 200 years old and once a winery. It had amazing textures throughout and the studio’s. were very generous in size.
knocker & door
frottage book cover
wall at the top of stairs
wooden bathroom door
hole in 200 year old door
June 10th, 2014
A series of data cards surrounding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Quick visual notations on cardboard packaging, in response to the endless confusing and conflicting information given out by governments and authorities, in charge of this tragedy.
If you would like to see larger images of artworks please go here
June 6th, 2014
Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art.
September 2014 – March 2015
I am excited to announce my environmental art object I created for the Landfillart project in 2009, has just been selected to be part of an environmental installation at the The Museum of Shenandoah Valley in Virginia USA later this year. I will send more info. closer to the opening.
“I chose to be part of this project because I believe in the power of art to move… to encourage change. For me ‘This’ project demonstrates ‘The Power of Art’ to pass on important concerns about our fragile ecological state whilst giving examples of how we can recycle and reuse in creative ways.”Jenny Davis
Dear Landfillart Artist:
Today, World Environment Day of the United Nations—an annual celebration to encourage positive environmental action—is the perfect time to inform you that the artwork you created and donated to the Landfillart Project will be included in the exhibition Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art.
The exhibition will open September 7, 2014, at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV), in Winchester, Virginia, USA, and be on exhibit through March 1, 2015. Yours is one of 287 objects selected out of more than 1,000 artworks now in the Landfillart Collection. The exhibition presents work from artists in every U.S. state and 35 other countries. The dense, visually exciting installation has a strong environmental message and will incorporate WASTE NOT from the Green Revolution “eco-zibit,” which is based on an exhibition originally created by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and its Black Creativity Council and made available by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
Congratulations on your inclusion in Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art. We hope to see you in Winchester to celebrate this exciting exhibition with us.
Dana Hand Evans
Executive Director, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Founder, The Landfillart Project
May 26th, 2014
Using trickery and lies, Australian Navy and Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted a boat carrying asylum seekers in December 2012. They were told they would be taken to Christmas island and transferred onto a small lifeboat and handed a document that said: “You only have enough fuel to reach land in Indonesia. You do not have enough fuel to continue your voyage to Australia … if you continue on your journey, the master and crew of your boat will face harsh penalties, which may include a jail term.
The United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention defines a refugee as someone: “owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.”All refugees have been asylum seekers. People who arrive in countries that are signatory to the 1951 Convention, regardless of their method of arrival, are entitled to seek refugee protection. Refugee status determination does not discriminate between how a person arrived in a country and lodged their application.
A series of little collages “In Transit” on canvas made from vintage papers, wallpaper, found street litter F.G, Washi tape, pen and ink .
Size 10.2 x 10. 2 each
May 12th, 2014
Hand drawn mapping and aerial views of the world
fragments from the landscape using marks and signs left behind in natural and man-made environments.
a day trip to Dungeness in England with my family in 2005
Quick observations of found numbers and signs ephemeral and permanent, on the Seine river in Asnieres- sur- seine, France in 2007.
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