to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Dec 24, 2011

Kazys Venclovas' pine tree

I thought this would be the right day to publish pictures of The Pine Tree by Lithuanian artist Kazys Venclovas.  I only wish I could have taken these pictures in winter.

impressive in size and in very good condition as it stands here since 1998 (photos taken in 2010)

my favourite combination of materials; wood, metal and stone

and so lucky to see it in the late afternoon autumn sun

would love this in the garden right now

Kazys Venclovas - The Pine Tree - 1998 - Le Vent des Fôrets #33

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Dec 23, 2011

Camiel Van Breedam - pure and simple

Looking for inspiration for future work with wood I rediscover the works of one of my favourite artists.

delicate sculptures made from reclaimed pine wood slaths used to plaster ceilings and walls in old houses
breathtaking, my heart skips a beat every time a look at them

pictures taken in 2009 at the Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp

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Dec 22, 2011

Charles Ross - solar burns

Winter solstice, perfect day to show artwork created by the sun (or the absence of it).  Portraits of sunlight drawn by the sun itself.

Charles Ross - Sunlight Convergence / Solar Burns

Sculptor, painter and photographer Charles Ross uses sunlight involving time and planetary motion.

Through a lens the sunlight burns a path across a wooden plank.
Clear days create a broad smoke flare, passing clouds leave unburned interruptions, overcast days produce blank boards.

Every day from March 20, 1992 and March 20 1993. 
365 boards show the action of the sun during a whole year. 

The position of the earth during the seasons will influence the curve of the burn.  Curving during winter and summer, straightening during spring and autumn.

Charles Ross - Double Spirale - 1993
same technique on metal

in the Salon du Soleil (Salon Vert)
Curios & Mirabilia
Collection Fonds National d'Art Contemporain
Oiron, France

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Dec 21, 2011

cOLOrès in the bosco - crazy crochet

Yesterday I picked up a knitting project I started and abandonned over a year ago.  Not happy where it was leading to I decided to change the final goal... not revealing anything yet, it will take a long time to get there.

Looking to make a post related to my current occupation I found these pictures taken during last summer (2011).

Rag Tree - a universal tradition

along the forest trail "le sentier des fers sauvages"  

remnants of red pigments on trees...

... and logs

silent mysterious shapes

cOLOrès in the bosco (2010) - Béatrice Saurel & Michel Racine

Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
Art & Nature Centre

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Dec 19, 2011

Ante Timmermans - spacial drawings

inspiring playful wire sculptures and mixed-media

Ante Timmermans - Spieltisch - 2011

Ante Timmermans - Ludopticon - 2011

Ante Timmermans - Cirque B - 2011

'splendid isolation'
Ostend - Belgium
summer 2011

Ante Timmermans click to access artist's blog

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Dec 16, 2011

Thomas Grünfeld at Oiron

Le Cabinet des Monstres

hybrid creatures, a fascinating result of taxidermy assemblage

Thomas Grünfeld - Misfits - 1992 - Collection Fonds National d'Art Contemporain

My apologies for the poor quality of the pictures, glass cases and lighting made it too difficult for my tiny camera.

Curios & Mirabilia
Château d'Oiron
Oiron - France

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