Splat XI

Artist, JD SAGE. Journal Entry for SPLAT XI. Visuals of creating the piece (steps 2-3), as well as, materials and paint colors used in the artwork. Created in 2014, Prince Edward Island. Materials: Canvas Lyons Black Cotton Canvas/Acrylic Primed 7oz Glue Plywood 3/16 plywood/finished surface

Duel Selves [Selfs]

Homage to Pip. A duotych sandprint on black painted museum board with lettering. A contemporary male nude, symbol from Alta, Norway. Waves. Watercolor, gold leaf, craypas. Krylon black and white spray paint. Original artwork measures 22″ x 28″. Created in 2012 by JD Sage. Record #16-12

SPLAT X :: primals are inherent, not learned

Primals are inherent, not learned. Primals are our most common emotions and are often taken for granted. The sound of waves on a seashore elicits the primal emotion of the heartbeat. Put your hand on your heart and you are part of the image. The gentle touch of one part of the body to another…

Putting Two and Two Together :: Go Figure Closing Talks

Don’t miss “Putting Two & Two Together”, the closing event of our dual show “Go Figure: Art About Mankind and Mind”. WHO: J. D. Sage {my Dad} and Kevin Burns, two artists who are also scientists, will each give a TED-style talk about dual themes of their individual works. Birgit and Luis will serve dual…

To peek or not to peek – that is the question …

Forbidden Art, by JD Sage, on exhibition at The Sprinkler Factory through October 2016. Three works explore our fascination with the forbidden. Images which were forbidden during circa 1816 and 2016 along with that anticipated during circa 2216. Acrylic spray paint, colored pencil, archival black ink, hair, dry body fluid, and lipstick on paper were…

go figure :: art about mankind and mind

Opposites Attract in Worcester Exhibit of Art and Science JD Sage {MY DAD} and Kevin Burns J. D. Sage and Kevin Burns, two Worcester-area artists who are also scientists, are joining forces for an exhibit about the human figure and how humans figure things out – to be held at the Sprinkler Factory Gallery in…

Go Figure, Art Exhibit

*THIS SATURDAY: ‘Go Figure: Art About Mankind and Mind’ Participating Artists: J. D. Sage and Kevin Burns Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8, 6-9 p.m. Gallery Hours and Guided Tours: Saturdays and Sundays, October 9-23, 1-4 p.m. Closing Reception with TED-Style Talks: Wednesday, October 26, 6-9 p.m. Sprinkler Factory Gallery Opposites Attract in Worcester Exhibit of…

How Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave’ Went Viral

“The Great Wave,” Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print from the early 1830s, may be the most famous artwork in Japanese history, and its popularity isn’t cresting anytime soon. By Ellen Gamerman | via Wall Street Journal | March 18, 2015 | Image: Katsushika Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave’ (1830-31) Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston The image of a wave towering over…

looks matter: a century of iconic food packaging

Article by Tove Danovich | The Salt {NPR} | March 16, 2015 We take the packaging our food comes in for granted. Yet many of the boxes, bags and bottles that protect our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what’s inside. Sometimes, packaging is so…

blood on the canvas: the greatest feuds in art history

In his exhibition You Were Shit in the 80s, artist Mackie imagines fictional feuds between great artists. He didn’t need to. Real art history is riddled with rivalries – from Leonardo’s attempted castration of Michelangelo’s David, to Picasso and Matisse’s love wars article by Jonathan Jones | via The Guardian | 12 March 2015 {featured image: Van Gogh…

the beautiful lost art of letter writing

via The Huffington Post  |  by Priscilla Frank  |  03.13.2015 “Letter writing is probably the most beautiful manifestation in human relations,” John Graham wrote to his wife Elinor in 1958. “In fact, it is its finest residue.” So begins Liza Kirwin’s More Than Words, a stunning collection of artist-made illustrated letters mined from the Smithsonian…