Sculptor 1971 –
Feinstein’s mediums include oil paint on glass and sculptures made of plaster and carved wood.
Her work has been described as rococo with baroque flourishes and disneyesque and fairy tale themes. For me the sculpture above is some how deflated and a bit like a ransacked fairy tale
I like that she seems to follow an historical person, image or time down a sort of rabbit hole.
As well as sculpture there is much paper work and painting.
Reading about her has taken ages because of all the terribly interesting sideshoots.
Like likey like like.
This journey through her studio is a real inspiration too.
Born October 23 1945
Sculptor and Painter
This woman looks you right in the eye.
Bloody oath she does.
Love the North Sea paintings. They wash about you with a tireless wild energy
makes your hair blow in the wind and your nose prickle with salt.
Also would love to see The Scallop up close. First impressions of the Oscar Wild
sculpture is that it looks a bit melty, or decompostey which is just a tiny bit off putting, but
probably quite intentional.
Well worth checking this lady out.
An interview with Maggie Hambling
Check here to see the top 100 people of influence in the art world.
An interesting bunch of people who live in a totally different sphere.
Their tag lines are inspiring. Here are 7 artists who feature on the list to
8. Marina Abramovic – Performance-artist-turned-celebrity-inspirer-and- admirer
11. Wolfgang Tillmans – The most significant artist photographer working today
14. Jeff Koons – Omnipresent neoliberal pop artist and “balloon dog millionaire”
27. Gerhard Richter – Still one of the most important painters of our times
29. Pierre Huyghe – Cerebral conceptual artist
53. Yayoi Kusama – Red, white and instantly recognizable: the highest earning living female artist.
89. Rick Lowe – Social Sculpture pioneer
Tui Wing and Organic Strawberry Ripiro Beach. 2012 Fiona Pardington.
I have been using this image recently as a bit of a reference for the large tui painting I’m working on.
If you were in the room with this photograph it’s likely you would want to get up close and then range around to see it from all angles and distances.
It’s over sized and immaculately printed.
I kind of want to get around the back of it and see what is propping up the wing.
The strawberry is over ripe, I can almost taste it and certainly smell it.
The gloom gobbles up the sad whiff of the (imagined) tui meat.
There is likely to be a stack of symbolism in this thing, historical, cultural and personal, but for me just now it is simply hauntingly and beautifully elegant, if a little pungent.
What is it for you?
Get ye to Wellington
A Beautiful Hesitation runs from August 22 to November 22 at Wellington’s City Gallery.
Over a 100 of Fiona’s works, spanning 30 years.
More interesting stuff about one of New Zealand’s most celebrated photographers
Salvidor Dali 1904 -1989
It’s Savador Dali’s birthday.
This guy had a serious imagination and he wasn’t afraid
to put it out there.
He also had an amazing technical skill.
I was going to spend my spare time today checking out his
paintings, but now I might spend the next 3 weeks
researching the validity of these 10 bizarre facts about him, including…
“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”
So where did he get his inspiration if not from drugs? Well, Dali had some tricks for making himself more creative. One involved a tin plate and spoon. Dali would sit in a chair holding the spoon above the plate and doze off. As he fell asleep, the spoon would drop onto the plate, making a noise loud enough to wake the artist in time to jot down the surreal images he saw in his dreams.
Other times, Dali would stand on his head until he almost passed out, allowing him to become semi-lucid. Dali’s most famous technique was called the “Paranoiac-Critical Method.” This involved trying to create a self-induced paranoid state, allowing him to draw irrational relationships between unconnected objects and to depict the landscape of his own subconscious mind.
Also he had a thing about bread
Today is the birth date of Joseph Cornell American assemblage artist and experimental film maker.
Joseph Cornell Navigating the Imagination interactive exhibition
collage = reality
― Joseph Cornell wrote a series of books by Cornell about helping children discover nature
My favorite NZ assemblage artists are Dale Copeland and Judy Darragh
This caught my eye this morning
Guernica sprung to mind and then some how I ended up here at
Well now – I could happily play in this sand pit for a very very long time
Art speaks Action is a blog about NZ political art seems like it was somebodies journalist school assignment but its a start.
very much looking forward to further reading.
This guy just keeps popping up
last night we watched an episode of Eating Art, Fish Magic jumped onto our screen
love at first sight. Turns out today is his Birthday
So happy birthday Paul Klee and thanks for all the fish.
Remedios Varo 1908 – 1968
Remedios Varo, considered one of the greatest surrealist painters of the 20th century, so obscure to most Americans that when Dr. Alan Friedman, a physicist and director of the New York Hall of Science,came across mention of her in a Thomas Pynchon novel years ago,a colleague assured him that Pynchon had made her up.
Definitely worth further investigation.
Interesting writings here and here
And a nice video clip of her work here
A book of her life
Unexpected Journeys: The Art and Life of Remedios Varo by Janet A. Kaplan
Today is the birthdate of Friedensreich Hundertwasser 1928 – 2000
I like the idea that he had a manefesto –
and I like his 5 skin thoughts which are explained here
Hundertwasser was inspired by
by the art of the Austrian figurative painter Egon Schiele, and Gustav Klimt.
Birkdale Intermediate School Library like him too!