Mahalo Kristen for the wonderful comments on my piece "passio". This is perhaps the most well written critique I have had and again, Mahalo (Thank You) for your beautiful insight!
I am thrilled and grateful to be having a solo show at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center May of 2014...just in case you have a desire to go to Maui this will be a very fun show with performers from the paintings!
I thought you might like this latest paintings they are on my webisite, they are under "Restraint and Revoluton" roseadare.com
I am so pleased you like my painting 'Saving Clementine'. Your review was excellent and I appreciate you taking the time to write such an insightful piece. It is always exciting to know how people feel when they engage with the paintings, it gives the pieces new life and I am able to revisit the work through someone else's eyes. Thank you very much Kristen!
Thank-you for the very insightful critique of my painting "Woods Destruction for Development". You put into words what I wanted to convey with this painting through composition and the images as icons. I was happy to read your interpretation of this piece and I don't think anyone (including myself) has ever summed it up so well! I appreciate your taking the time to review it.
Thank you for your comments on my photography series, your commentary very eloquently addressed the visual elements that I wanted to present through my work. The inspiration, or rather subject matter, of that particular project was to highlight the current state of urbanization taking place in China. The concept of a static grid represented by the scaffolding obscured by a fast moving object in the bus can be interpreted as double entendre in two ways: the scaffolding represents a temporary structure portraying a state of change and growth, while the bus moving through the streets represents the permanence of the daily lifestyle in urban China, are juxtapositions of their physical manifestations. In the physical sense, the scaffolding will one day be gone, while the buses will continue to run the same routes every day with metronomic regularity. But the other interpretation from a purely visual sense is the opposite; because of the constant construction taking place in China, the scaffolding is now a seemingly static and permanent fixture of the urban landscape, while the bus is constantly moving and changing its direction, orientation, and speed as it facilitates our personal individual pursuits of growth and change. These visual elements serve to both highlight and juxtapose the physical qualities of their place in the urban landscape. In the end, the scaffolding and the bus are both permanent and fleeting, it depends on the viewer's perspective.
ironically the peace is supposed to symbolize a warm moment. The canine head is actually that of a baby levian wraith (flying whale, the young have six eyes), curious of the two characters but too shy to fully approach. The colors are actually meant to resemble autumn, but I could see how the luminescent field and sunrise could make the colors mistaken for a representation of anger. But thank you for the interpretation, it may get me to add to the piece a bit more and maybe tone it down
I am very honoured for your review of "Red July", and nonetheless very happy that my painting has appealed to you, and that it is especially its vacillation in between figuration and abstraction that you enjoyed. I presumed from the start that few people would accept positioning themselves "in between" these instances of "comprehensive figuration",as you say, and total lack of representation. So it gave me an immense pleasure to read your critique, both from the artist and the curator.
I would be very grateful and appreciate it very much if you permitted me to include your review --with author credit, along with the artwork "Red July" in the future ?
I was pleased and honored by your decision to review Memorialization Book and The Ruler from my recent body of work, Memory Lingers. Your comments were both insightful and well stated. The images are both from a presentation book I created for museum and gallery curators. I can see why you made the comment that they appeared graphic and formal. How right you were to notice that! I made the decision to include the pages on my site, instead of just the photographs of the work, to better define the work.
I did choose to eliminate the eyes to create anonymity as well as make her the surrogate for all women lost in the Holocaust and other contemporary genocides. It was meant to be an act of erasure, as I wrote "wiped out..gone."
As artists, we often work alone in our studios, without the opportunity to hear intelligent and meaningful dialogue about our art work. It is with great appreciation that I thank you for your comments.
Thank you for taking the time to critique Looking Through a Haze of Memories. I found your comments helpful and insightful. although I draw and paint the figure on a regular basis in this instance I chose to leave out the people that you might normally see in a carnival setting to reinforce the mood . Regards Bonnie Shapiro
Thank you for taking the time to review my photographs of the Rosebank Cemetery. I appreciated your thoughtful and articulate comments about the images. You managed to clearly find words that described what my true intensions were with these images.
I am in the process of putting together a solo exhibit in Edinburgh of these historic cemetery photos. As I have just stated I enjoyed how you described the work. May I use your review in some of my publications? Of course I would attach an author credit. Please let me know if that's possible.
I really appreciate the time you took to comment on my work. I had never heard of the artist you recommended and I found her paper animal sculptures very inspiring. It was great receiving such a thoughtful critique for an outside observer. Best of luck to you.
I am intrigued at your interest in latin graphic arts...my husband is from teotitlan, oaxaca, and we have spent many years taveling and living there...wonder if you are familiar with ASARO collective, Line and Yeska, founding members are dear friends and we have collected much of their work...mostly interested in street graphics...personally not so much in the woodcuts made by other members...anyway, made me think fondly of them, their work to affect positive change in their country...even as i am spending this winter in snowy wisconsin...be well
I made that piece a few years ago, while living in New Mexico. The combination of dramatic landscapes and heavy artillery (being in close proximity to Los Alamos National Lab), was very potent for me at the time.
The piece was originally made in wax, then molded and cast in bronze. The waxes for the bombs, I chilled in the cold winter air, then brought them back into my studio and dropped them. The shattered pieces, I then reassembled, to give the effect of spent ammunition, and to give reference to the organic corrosive texture of the sandstone landscape in the area.
The goat was introduced for several reasons. For starters, I've always just liked the way they look, and am entertained by their stubborn disposition.
Secondly, they were one of the first animals to be domesticated by humans, bringing about 'civilized' man. In this scenario, the goat and the bombs, mark the potential dusk and dawn of civilization.
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