Art at River Landing

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A banner hanging outside the River Landing Inn in Saxapahaw. It’ll be there for the Second Sunday event this Sunday (July 13, 2014) from 1 to 4 p.m. Actually, the banner will be there longer than that, but the event is only from 1 to 4. Music, wine, food, and some of your favorite people. For more details, directions, etc. click here.

A new banner on the way

 

Leaves after DegasThis will be the newest addition to the Woodland Banners installation. It’s currently at the printer, and will premiere at the Saxapahaw Holiday Market on December 7&8, but is destined to reside in the woods with the rest of the banners. I call it “Leaves after Degas.” You might ask, “why?” I think it was this that convinced me.

Some banners in fall

Leaves after Olezsko in fall

I love looking at the banners in fall when the woods adds so much color. Art just doesn’t work like that when you hang it over the sofa.

Open Studio this weekend

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“dragon,” 28.5 x 14, digital images on canvas, raw beeswax, re-purposed wood

This weekend (October 12-13, 2013) I am hosting an open studio here at Bourbon, Dogs and Art where all you noble folk are invited to drop by and enjoy a fall day in the woods wandering around looking at the Woodland Banners installation, hanging out in the yurt studio/gallery where you can enjoy indoor art of the kind that would look great on your walls at home and visit the Bourbon, Dogs and Art Outlet Store to get a head start on the masses interested in the new chicken and eggs throw pillows and indoor/outdoor placemats as the gift-giving season approaches. A nice rain early in the week will clear any dust and the forecast is perfect for doing all of the above.

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“three different eggs,” 28 x 12, digital images on canvas, raw beeswax, re-purposed wood

I will be open from 10-5 on Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday and will share the weekend with 48 other artists as part of the Alamance Studio Tour.

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“Leaves after Oleszko,” 48 x 66, part of Woodland Banners installation (click to enbiggen)

Leaves after van Gogh

“Leaves after van Gogh,” 48 x 66, part of Woodland Banners installation (click to enbiggen)

For people who want to know more about my work here’s an artist statement:

By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, I investigate the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.

My conceptual artworks establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, I want to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.

I would like thank Jasper Rigole who has created the internet’s absolute best artist statement generator and who deserves significant credit for the previous profundity.

a dozen eggs

“a dozen eggs,” 18 x 31, digital image on canvas, raw beeswax, re-purposed wood

New banner installation

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New banners installed in Virginia’s backyard over in Chatham County. (That’s “Virginia” the person, not “Virginia” the state. This is North Carolina’s Chatham County.) Perfect location. Great view from the porch deck.

Pillow tawk

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Okay, granted I’m a bit slow. I missed Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and whatever Tuesday was and it’s already late Wednesday and there’s a full moon and the dogs are howling and what can I say. Call me old-fashioned but that’s what happens when you don’t start thinking about Christmas until after Halloween. Anyway, Linda, playing the role of my offshore sweatshop, has cranked out a bunch of new pillows featuring her artistry and my images and they will likely soon be on sale in the BDA Store (once I get them individually photographed) and for sure will be available at the Saxapahaw Holiday Market December 8 and 9. Check out the picture above. These pillows are like the world’s best Christmas candy, I kid you not.

I’ve already added several new sets of indoor/outdoor place mats to the store. The nice thing about the place mats is that they’re very easy and economical to mail as presents since they’re not fragile or heavy.

Here’s a set for folks who like my leaf and banner artwork:

Leaves Placemats

And here’s a set for folks who share our interest with chickens and eggs:

Chickens Placemats

I expect I’ll have more to post and say quite soon, but figured this stuff shouldn’t wait since the world is so stressed out about gifting right now.

And since I missed Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, let me hereby declare BOURBON, DOGS AND ART DECEMBER! Have a drink, buy some art and adopt a shelter dog. It doesn’t get any better than that. Really.

 

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