If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Digital, Drawing, Installation, Painting, Photography, Video
tired of things that collect dust
About my artwork
My art concerns liminality and identity: the internal/the external, unconscious/conscious, oh and I forgot.. memory.
Artists I like
Georges Melies, Sally Mann, Julia Margaret Cameron, Tony Oursler, Tara Donovan, Ann Hamilton, Ana Mendieta, Francesca Woodman, Gabriel Orozco, Bill Viola, Hildegard Von Bingen, Maya Deren, Sophie Calle, Alfred Hitchcock, Susan Hiller, Gillian Wearing
Thanks Bethe, you work is intense, beautiful. I have been painting for a year after a 15 year break after my degree. It is really inspiring to see work like yours, established, hardworking... I fall down on selling a bit, have vowed to get my stuff 'out there' this year!
I had the pleasure of spending a good amount of time with your 13 artworks earlier this morning here at my studio in the southwestern desert of Arizona (u.s.a). There were three reasons which caused me to stop my usual quick pass through the home page of Artreview. com and have a closer look at why it was you were one of the three "Featured Artists"; that being reason number one. The intensity of your self portrait stopped my fingers in their tracts and drew me in deeper; that being reason number two. Guessing from your photo, I suspect I am a good deal older than you. (At this point in my life, I feel I am a great deal older than everyone!). My point of mentioning this is that I have been a working artist for more than 30 years and just of late I have begun to question whether or not my work is relevant? Have the subjects of my paintings become redundant? When I read that you attempt to pose questions with your work I was hooked - I had to explore further as my own work is all about presenting images that ask questions of the viewer which beg for answers; this being my third reason for clicking the "view all" link.
It was easy to see why you were selected to be a "Featured Artist". Most of your work is rather remarkable. APPLE DREAM and ANGEL @ 19 are my favorites. In especial, I really like ANGEL @ 19. I also am quite taken by EDGE. Maybe because I am presently working on a series of black and white paintings which deal with gothic imagery for a showing of this work next year at the gallery that represents me here in Tucson. I am very impressed by the way you created these gentle images. Again, and in particular, ANGEL @ 19, seems to suggest as if the wings of this young entity were erased by some power and now the angel reflects upon it's deeds while looking towards the heavens - keeping it's back towards the viewer - as if we could never possibly understand it's strife. (I use the term "entity" and "it" and "it's" because I do not think of angels being male or female.... it is just an eccentricity of mine.) CONSUMPTION, SAINT GOBNET, GOBNET'S STONE and GOBNET'S STONE II is not within my understanding or liking. This may be where the age madness comes into play? The work is well done, of course, but the subject is gross to my eyes. Don't think I am someone who does not appreciate, as well as understand, the necessity of showing or using graphic imagery that is not always "clean and sweet" (!) It's just that in the works I mentioned... they left me cold and picking hair out of my teeth. It is not that I think this work is bad, I do not! I do hope I did not offend you by saying these things. Can't please everyone. Besides, I like your other work very much and see the strength behind all the work - even the ones I was not too crazy about... The fact remains quite obvious, you are an artist of great talent and vision.
Thank you for this opportunity to express myself. If you would consider accepting me on your friends list - I would very much like to keep up to date with what you are doing in your studio and what current projects you are working on.
and best of luck with all your endeavors
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.
Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.
The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.
Entry Deadline February 15th 2009.
A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.