More Walls and Art

Roofs are horizontal or slanted walls. In 1925, it was reported in the Hartford Courant an article that caught my eye, PAINT SIGNS OF ROOFS TO GUIDE MAIL PLANES. Washington, Dec. 20.—(Associated Press.}—Appreciation of the successful efforts of the St. Joseph, Mo, chapter of the National Aeronautical Association in getting towns along airways in the…

Walls and Art

To an artist, a wall is an invitation to execute art or hang art. If it is authorized, it is referred to as wall art. If it is unauthorized, it is referred to as graffiti. I remember seeing contemporary graffiti by Lord Byron on the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion in Greece. You also find…

Until death do us part (hasta que la muerte nos separe)

Death comes in many ways. Early man often found his demise by receiving blows to the head. Even today, injures to the head causing death occur, particularly in contact sports. The figure below is an assemblage of six art pieces consisting of skulls from three different ages along with their fractured skulls that caused death….

Looking behind Walls

In January it was reported that in Paris, this aristocratic oil painting (10 by 20 foot) was found behind a wall during the demolition for a new boutique. Turned out to have been painted in 1674 by Arnould de Vuez. Is valuable both from a historical viewpoint as as well as an artistic one. (Venessa…

Sirens: Looking for Intimacy

Sirens have been a theme in my work for well over three years. In this case, a mirror will be incorporated in the piece where the observer can connect to a particular siren labeled in gold. The equations on the glass of the frame signify the attraction of the unique siren — thus incorporating the…