Wednesday, October 5
Hey Monkeys! I have been working very hard getting all the monkeys together for their big art show. The totem is done. I finished it on the 10th anniversary of 9.11. Those of you who have been long time followers of the blog know my story. Those of you who would like to read more about it, can, here.
The shells in the piece were all collected from a beach on the Golf coast of Florida during a family vacation. The snakes teeth are porcelain from a special tea cup I loved and broke. All the Monkeys are made from paper mache, (flour, salt, water and paper). Paperclay was used to get more refined shapes (a non toxic clay mostly made of vocalic ash). Homemade encaustic wax was used to cover the pieces, (Beeswax Damar crystals and Milk Paint). Every ingredient has some personal significance, and is non toxic.
Here is the show info:
Opening reception, October 21st
7 to 9
Eric Schindler Gallery RVA
Monkey friends if you would like a postcard and to get on my mailing list, send me your address.
I will post more photos leading up to the opening. But for now I have to get back to work, there is still plenty of Monkey business for me to do till then.