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…

Confessed Thief in 1997 Gustav Klimt Heist Claims Canvas Will Soon Be Returned

The police have new leads in the nearly 20-year-old case. Article by: Sarah Cascone, December 9, 2016   |   Via: Artnet news An unsolved art heist, nearly two decades old, may have a happy ending in sight, reports the BBC. The case is that of Gustav Klimt‘s The Lady, from the collection of the Ricci-Oddi gallery in Piacenza, Italy….

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

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…

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 Ajanta Caves: discovering lost treasure

The Ajanta Caves were a sanctuary for Buddhist monks that was forgotten, along with its stunning riches, for nearly 1,500 years. Jonathan Glancey investigates. The Ajanta Caves, 30 spellbinding Buddhist prayer halls and monasteries carved, as if by sorcery, into a horseshoe-shaped rock face in a mountainous region of India’s Maharashtra state, 450km (280 miles)…

fame finally comes to little-known Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo

by Stanley Meisler | LA Times | February 14, 2015 | featured image: Piero di Cosimo’s “The Discovery of Honey,” c. 1500, oil on panel When American millionaires bought paintings by Piero di Cosimo in the late 19th century, almost all the works were attributed to other Italian Renaissance artists. Piero, a painter of Florence during…

indonesian cave art may be world’s oldest

A new study dates these Indonesian handprints to at least 40,000 years old article by Ann Gibbons | 8 October 2014 | Science Magazine | featured image via Independent UK The world’s oldest cave art may not lie in Europe but rather halfway around the globe in Indonesia, according to a new study of the long-known art. But some…