Forbidden Art Revisited

This blog is a re-visit of the earlier blog on forbidden art. It is short as I am not blogging from my normal computer site. While re-exploring what is meant by forbidden art, it was necessary to ask the question of what is Art? A dictionary definition of art is the expression or application of…

Sirens: Looking for Intimacy Revisited

Sirens have been a theme in my work for well over three years. In this update to a previous blog, a mirror was incorporated as planned in the artwork. This permits the viewer to connect with the Siren labeled in gold. The equations describing the attraction of the viewer to the Siren is placed on…

The Muse in Contemporary Art

As defined in the previous blog, the muse is a person who is the source of creative inspiration for artists. Artists are attracted to some special quality that they alone may notice. In both the female artist and male artist, these traits often spark creativity, imagination, inspiration and often leads to obsession. In Greek mythology…

Making of ‘Homage to Women’ a Two Dimensional Sculpture

The thought process and construction process leading to artworks are often unstated or understated. The understanding of the purpose and meaning of an art piece is often left up to the art critic or a curator. To avoid a misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the art piece, #1-94 Homage to Women referenced in this blog, the…

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…

Hooked on Sirens

Ulysses and the Sirens, by Herbert James Draper, c. 1909 Historically man has been attracted to the unknown. Over the Summer of 2017, on the Island of Prince Edward in Canada, I have been intrigued by the history and the imagery of sirens. Man has continually been enticed by this myth because in real life he is…

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

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…