Matisse & Me

I went to MOMA today to see the Henri Matisse Cut-Outs exhibition. I was so inspired and amazed at their power. I kept looking at the shapes and thinking that so many looked like migraine auras. I did a quick web search and yes, he had them. Saw references cited in two books. Have to find out more of course, but led me to make this.


On  my first visit to NYC in the early 1980s, I went directly to MOMA (in its original incarnation). Checked my suitcase in the coatroom and went immediately to see the permanent collection. I still remember walking into the Matisse room which was so intimate. “The Red Studio” and others surrounded me and I literally felt weak in the knees. Luckily in those days, the rooms had benches so I could sit down. I sat and just took it in for quite a while.

Alina Szapocznikow

Can’t Stop thinking about work . This exhibition along with Sanja Ivekovic has been the highlights of my art going this year.

MoMA | Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972.

More links:

Bio from Polish Cultural Institute

Alina Szapocznikow archive at Museum of Modern Art in Archive

Even thought their work is very different than mine, both Sanja and Alina’s work have more parallels to my interest than most artists whose work I can think of.

  < ^ :  links to projects in the archive

Front Pages & 365 Days of Print

Front Pages | “All the News That’s Fit without Print”

Found a tumblr site of my dreams – front pages of all my papers
NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, SF Chronicle.

365 Days of Prints

I am part of the first group of 10 artists participating in Maya Joseph–Goteiner’s 365 Days of Prints where every day a new photograph, installation, or object. Produced — sewn— built— inspired by the daily newspaper.

East of Borneo

East of Borneo is a collaborative online journal and multimedia archive with a particular interest in investigating the art of Los Angeles, past and present. Help us grow by uploading relevant images, videos, texts and links that will enrich this story by incorporating multiple points of view.

so many blogs – too little time

With keeping up with all my class blogs and continuing to improve my web skills, I have not posted for awhile. Had a fantastic studio visit with Barbara and she encouraged me to put larger single images of my migraine images which i did and am excited about this. She also showed me Philip Guston’s heads which i did not associate with my work but…


/P Animate Projects commissions artists to make work that explores the relationship between contemporary art and animation, for broadcast, gallery, cinema and online exhibition.

Life Size Zoetrope, Mark Simon Hewis
The Life Size Zoetrope by Mark Hewis, 2007

Primitive, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, image © Chayaporn Maneesutham, courtesy of Kick the Machine Films
Primitive by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2009
Phantoms of Nabua,* portrait of a home and primitive installation

Unfolding the Aryan Papers by Jane and Louise Wilson, 2009
a video based on materials from Stanley Kubrick Archive, Aryan Papers, he never made.

The Black Dog’s Progress by Stephen Irwin, 2008
told through a series of flip books