Donovan, Tara.  Untitled.  2003.  Styrofoam Cups, Hot Glue.  Ace Gallery, Los Angeles.   Tara Donavan‘s work inspires me because she has an interesting sense of articulation through pattern.  She takes one constructed material item (i.e., straws, plastic cups, scotch tape) and uses a proliferation of the item to create a pattern and then bends the pattern…

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As amazing a journey my MFA program was at CIIS, it has been as amazing a journey untangling myself from the deep process experience I went through. What I mean can be most clearly seen through the product of this journey;my body of work Rivers. They went from rivers, to altars and are now coming…

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This link will take you to an article by Orion Magazine (an environmental rag) about the artist Basia Iriland.  She takes blocks of ice, carves them into books, adds local seeds and lets them melt into rivers. This dialogue raises awareness about the need to develop relationship with our local water systems and plant life…

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I’ve been using my studio time for the last few days to reprint my Mississippi River painting.  I realized that I needed a way to calculate how much to charge for them for when I offer them up for sale. When I started doing them during my MFA program I was able to create without…

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 One of my Beautiful Bodies was auctioned at a recent fundraiser for RUBARB, a volunteer-run community bike shop in the 9th ward, New Orleans. The fundraiser, held on March 20 at John Paul’s in New Orleans, was a great success and I’m proud to have donated one of my pieces to raise funds for RUBARB!…

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