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if you bake a Pumpkin pie for someone’s birthday . . .
. . . you might get some roses.
This doggie-guy named Lincoln was staring at me at the Jazz Fest the other eve in St Johns, PDX. He is a people magnet. I did everything I could to resist him, but as he was leaving I got to say hello.
With the help of Brad, this one is finally looking better.
New wood to paint on
Martin Puryear and Mark Pascal have the same initials. My friend Mark Pascal compiled and wrote MARTIN PURYEAR / MULTIPLE DIMENSOINS, about the wonderful sculptor, Martin Puryear’s work as a consummate printmaker.
Anna, Stan Klein (Gallery Director), and Fran.
Photo by Mariah Karson
L to R: First 3 are Anna’s, last 2 are mine.
Barb bought the bunny: Pussy Willow House.*
SOLD to Joan and Ernie!
This one is waiting for you, you know you want it.
Good ol’ pals (and a new pal with the cubs hat.)
Ella, the Assistant Gallery Director added to my happy experience at Firecat, and in Chicago.
Chicago Graffiti. Art for all.
Ol’ stomping grounds. AIC: Art Institute of Chicago.
From the American Folk Art Gallery at AIC.
Atticus from Carl Hammer Gallery
*I was asked for the story behind this image, making me think.
Pussy Willow House is the 4th in a series of prints and paintings of women in white dresses with animals. This series came after another series I did with women and animals, although the women were nudie! I did not want the focus to be on the nudie-ness of this new series, so I put them in white dresses.
What is it about? Safety comes to mind. Are women ever truly safe? Is the bunny a man? Is a house made of Pussy Willow’s a safe place? I love Pussy Willow’s, they are soft and furry, like a bunny, but the word “Pussy” strikes a nerve.
And as always, “L’amour, l’amour, toujour l’amour!” Who wouldn’t be in love with a bunny dancing with you like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers? Is loving an animal taboo? Is a woman being the size that fits into a bunny’s arms a dream come true?
Shadow posed as Hannibal Lector for a photo for reference, for our friend Jane who may be working on a painting with this interesting imagery.
Shadow is muzzle trained just in case. He likes wearing it because he gets treats.
A Jane painting.
And another Jane painting of Lucy.