Mutual Aid And Cooperation As Core Values

Art, art collecting, fine art, Products

This is an ongoing series to help those in my community that are economically impacted by the virus COVID-19. Each week, you will be introduced to several artists, artisans, musicians, writers, etc. If you are not economically impacted by the virus, please consider buying something from those who are.

We’re in this together.
Peace and Love,
Terri

A Few Are Souls, get your download at tunnelmental.bandcamp.com/

I, like no other individual, like no other political party, like no other self proclaimed authority will ever permanently shape society. We are society. We may individually or collectively influence it though. How we emerge from our current crisis or the next one is still a guess. I love my freedom and liberty, it allows me to grow on my own terms and through my own choices. What I did notice, as did many, is that most people were easily divided and much of the blame was on the corruption prevalent in all government globally. So, when we emerge from this crisis, do we want to influence change or just accept the continued corruption? I believe we have windows of opportunity and I can sit back and await that window closing or use my influence, my love, my peace, to promote a “better more caring society.” So, I must.  —Nigel Mitchell

Fact: In another life, Nigel was a jockey.

Fins, The Crochet Clown Fish $50 at YarnKat.com

YarnKat is a place for things yarn, crochet, knit and cats. Yep, cats. Being a crazy cat lady runs in the family. Proprietress, Kathy Bartholomew, is my sister and she will gladly tell you horror stories about growing up with me as her sister.

Fact: Kathy was born with strabismus and had three eye surgeries before Kindergarten.
 

Give In To The Idea, 24 x 36 inches, Montana spray paint on canvas $350 Venmo: @LukeSaenz24

Luke Saenz: As a child, I dug holes. A corridor filled with wonder & amusement. As a young human, I learned about myself and art from my amazing mentor ( anti-Terri-fucking-Lloyd). 

What do we say to the establishment? Fuck you.

Fun Fact: Luke cracked his head open one night, partying with his pals. Ended up getting staples to hold it all together. I insisted he send me a photo of it so I could share it on myspace.
Facebook: luke.saenz3
Instagram: lukesaenz24
 

Working with charcoal along 2000+ miles with stones, rivers and creeks, 600 marked sites with earth since 7/27/2016… with being with alignment and with the energies I sense with the place and space, the time of day and the seasons as continuum…

Greg Patch: I had a Polio vaccine, and had mumps, measels and chicken pox and bumped myself many more times.

Fun fact: Greg is an herbalist.

patreon.com/gregpatch
gregpatch.blogspot.com
facebook.com/greg.patch

L–R: The recycled aqua, cobalt and clear glass drops with copper, brass and crystal studded resin are $20 each, (tags read $40) but “Tarnished Scorpio’s” everyday lo prices are in effect, yah undaStand?  

instagram:        tarnished_scorpio

FarceBook:      Tarnished Scorpio

www.tarnishedscorpio.com 1-626-840-7733 Order direct: tarnishedscorpio@yahoo.com Paypal or Square
 

Nina says: When I was a toddler just having started to walk my parents always had me in a leather harness with a leather leash until I was about 4  ….. wonder if that’s where my fondness for B & D comes from.

Are you interested in participating in this action? Please check out the Call For Artists page for details.

Two Happenings

Art, Events, fine art, Shows, Women in the arts


This Saturday, August 11, from 5 until 8 pm is the opening reception for TAG Gallery’s California Open Exhibition.

I have two works, As Above and So Below on view.

Preview the exhibition here:
https://www.taggallery.net/ca-open-2018-installation-images


AND…
August 19, I am hosting an open studio event under the auspices of Maiden LA.
Details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/410514959471593/

Stop by either and say hi. I’ll be glad you did.

Setting up at the Venice Art Walk

Art, art collecting, Events, fine art, Shows

Didn’t have time to take more photos, it was a busy and bouyant evening. Big thanks to stARTup art fair, The Kinney, and Venice Art Crawl for making this evening possible.

Emily Maddigan’s boots reflect her work, so does that ca-razy jacket!

Architectural works of Rich Lanet (in back). And Lily Phan setting up next to him.

The process intensive works of David Koeth.

(L) Myopia, (r) Releasing, by moi.

Courtyard view with Ray and Josephine from stARTup.

Emily Maddigan’s shamanic sculptures.

A new experiment

Art, fine art

Miguel: The Sordid Triangle Of A Pig In Parts © 2018

I’ve been working on expanding the Mudras works to include what I call portraits. These are images of other people’s hands and then my zen interpretation of that person.

Our way of communicating isn’t limited to words on a blank screen, let alone the noise that comes from our mouths. I’d argue much more of a story is told in how we use our hands and our bodies to convey our selves.

This concept developed as my dad was dying. I took photos of him to capture his transition from this world to where ever it is we go, consciousness goes after so many years of life.

I started the series using the hands of a dear friend, Miguel, who also is afflicted with Parkinson’s. I asked for some images of his hands, shaking and all. What he sent in response was a beautiful performance video of his hands in motion and experiencing the shaking so typical of his condition. From there, I pulled several stills from the video and went to work.The title of the work reflects our friendship and humor.

Transmutation: A Requiem For WSL ©2018

After Miguel’s portrait, I felt confident enough to sit down and work on the piece I created as a requiem for my dad. This work required the cooperation of my siblings and nephew. In fact, the work is representative of the family lineage.

In order to start a portrait, I ask the proposed subject a few things about shapes, preferred colors, and so on. What makes this portraiture work is my intimacy with the subject, who is either family or friend.

It is my desire to move this group of imagery beyond my circle of influence and into new territory with people I don’t know, by taking commissions.

Room 308, Save The Date

Art, art collecting, Events, Fairs, fine art, pop art, Women in the arts

You’ve been a fan for a while. Or perhaps you were waiting to see where my work would go. Now’s the time to come and check it out. This is also a great opportunity to get your hands on your favorite works, before prices go up.

Meeting you in person will make my day!

January 26 – 28, 2017

The Kinney Venice Beach
737 West Washington Blvd.
Venice, CA 90292

Public Hours:
Friday January 26, 2–10 pm
Saturday January 27, 12–9 pm
Sunday January 28, 12 – 7 pm

Coming Attractions

Art, art collecting, Fairs, fine art, pop art, Women in the arts

Come see my series As Above, So Below at the stARTup Art Fair in January.

The fair runs from January 26 through January 28, 2018.

Location:
The Kinney Venice Beach
737 West Washington Blvd, Venice, CA.

Show Hours And Special Events

Friday, January 26: Noon – 10 pm
Press Preview/Vip 1st Look Preview: Noon – 2 pm
Guided room tours and special Opening Day Events: 2 pm – 6 pm
Opening Night Party: 7 pm – 10 pm

Saturday, January 27: Noon – 9 pm
Art Conversations and Special Projects throughout the afternoon

Sunday, January 28: Noon – 7 pm
Art Conversations and Special Projects throughout the afternoon

 

Pink Buddha Dot Pink

Art, art brute, fine art, pop art

It’s funny how when we become open to seeing what is right in front of us the fog lifts and the mountains appear. I remember years ago, I moved into my current home under duress. I had been a victim of gang violence and was forced to move out of a community I had considered home. (I don’t like reliving details, so don’t ask me to. Ever. Please.)

About two weeks after we had moved in, I was still sort of depressed about the whole state of the move. My husband was getting ready to leave for work when he called me to come see something. He was on the front porch, it was October going into November, the smog had cleared out of the valleys, and there they were the San Gabriel mountains.

It is was an impressive view that morning. In the two weeks I had been in the new house, I was so caught up in the stress and boxes that I didn’t even notice this mountain range right in front of me.

This is a metaphor for me and my processes, I think. It was suggested recently that I consider creating a vehicle to help me with my career trajectory. Create new rituals, stop falling back on doing the same stuff. It was also suggested that I consider using materials that aren’t necessarily art related. Think about doing bigger larger scale things. How big can I go.

And it’s funny, because while I successfully funded the As Above, So Below project, I rarely can garner traction with my “normal” art works. But, Pink Buddha has a lot of interesting stuff happening and has shown up in other people’s art projects and there are some very big and exciting things coming down the pike. The vehicle is PB.

Sidebar: A recurring dream in which I lose my purse and wallet and identity and bank cards and keys resolved itself recently too. In the dream I was saying something to a guy in a kilt about not being worried about the bank cards and the I.D., those were easily replaced, I was concerned about finding my keys. He suggested I go back to the car and look for them. And I went back to the car which was a hybrid between a VW bug and vintage Mustang. The keys were on the passenger seat. The keys to the vehicle.

Second Sidebar: I did a self portrait years ago, pre PB, with my then 68 VW bug. I called it the Great Vocho. In the image I reference “The Great Vehicle” of Buddhism. Funny how the universe or the Cosmos or my goofy brain works.

Anyway, Pink Buddha has its own website. I’ve made a few decisions lately about what my objective is with PB, and it looks like a lot of fun is going to be had in the coming year. The kind of fun, that I hope will grant me some real creative freedom, aka, expansion into new territory for both myself and the Pink One. Buckle your seat belts…

 

We did it.

Art, art collecting, Crowdfunding, fine art, fundraising, pop art, Women in the arts

Above, Pink Buddha celebrates by doing the Anchovy Dance.

That’s right, we did it. The As Above, So Below campaign funded at $5801, thanks to three angels stepping up and tipping the scales.

I’ve learned a great deal about myself, getting out of my own way, and out of my comfort zone. I’ve also learned some invaluable insights about how even my are is not all about me, me, me. Rather, it is about how your life may be enriched by having a relationship with the work and then perhaps with the me, the artist.

Because the initial goal was attained, I’ve been granted an extra 30 days to reach what is called my “stretch goal.” This is actually the full budget of the campaign based on being able to engage enough donors to reap the entire inventory of perks or thank you gifts. The campaign is taking donations until November 8, 2017.

Pretty cool.

I’m still in awe of the support I didn’t know I had. And my gratitude runs deep.

Now, it’s on to what I think is the fun part. Production for the perks and production for the actual art project itself. I’m looking forward to sending out the perks, it reminds me of Xmas.

I’ve also sent in my application for the stARTup art fair and suppose I’ll be hearing back some time in mid to late November. It’s curated, so there may be a possibility that I don’t get in to the L.A. show. We’ll see.

Meanwhile, I’ve been working on laying out the ground work for a new series, completed two more “mudras” and started the text for a graphic novel about cats.

There is still time to grab some really fun perks. Here’s the link: www.hatchfund.org/project/as_above_so_below