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Taking Up Space

Posted in Art, constructions, design, handmade with tags , , , , , , on November 17, 2010 by darcyarts

True confession. want to make big things. Things that require bales of chicken wire and lots of paste and paper.

I’ve been feeling this urge for a while but in the beginning, back at the beginning of the decade, I started art project on a very small scale. IĀ collagedĀ and painted small match boxes. I knew I couldn’t store big things and I didn’t want to get in the world’s face with my stuff, but now, maybe I do.

Big things are dancing on the horizon. They drift into my mind’s eye — large sitting buddhas, big suns with radiant solar flares,big heads, calaveras, mushrooms, long lavender sedans.

Making papier mache means I can paint and decorate the pieces. I can dress them and put wigs on some of them. Possibilities are endless. Still I can’t break my paid-work stride. All things new must be introduced slowly.

Mushrooms. They are taking up a lot of space in my imagination. I’ll be creating more of my fancy, fantasy ‘shrooms in the new year.

This morning I came across a blog post with amazing pictures of Douglas Little’s holiday window display for Van Cleef & Arpels, New York. It’s here at A Shaded View on Fashion. You have to scroll down a ways.

It seems that George Sellers, an artist from Texas, is responsible for some the big sculptures in Little’s window design. He’s not even mentioned in the uptown fashion blog. I guess we don’t mention the help.

Here is a piece on Sellers in the Dallas Morning News. There are interesting pix of his loft and his artistic partners. Dig it.