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At 8:18pm on September 22, 2016, Wendy James said…

Dear Kristen

I liked your suggestion about the Red Queen/White Queen possibly being a split personality.  Perhaps on some level I am expressing that.  However the real reason is not as interesting..perhaps.  "Alice though the Looking Glass" has always been a favorite of mine, very quotable with interesting insights.  The most interesting, to me, is when she is on a hill and looks over the fields, woods and streams below.  She exclaims "why it is a huge game of chess being played over the whole world" (something like that").  I think "yes indeed".  So the painting is based on a chess board but I wanted to break it down and not make it so rigid.  I tried to figure out, more or less how the moves might work out, for example the knight has moved from his starting spot to forth spot from the left second row down.  The whole piece could be savagely taken apart if one is a chess player.  Different images play the queen, king etc, the pawns remain the same.  That is where the fun was for me.

Come to think of it I have not really answered your question. Of course in chess they are in opposition but perhaps they also can represent the split personality. 

It may need further work.

Wendy

At 7:27pm on September 21, 2016, Wendy James said…

Many thanks for your kind review of White Queen/Red Queen.  It is very interesting to read a review of a work and consider ideas that I had not previously thought of.

Wendy James  

At 6:29am on May 4, 2016, B a r b a r a Schneider said…

Dear Resident Curator, Kristen T Woodward: 

Thank you for your interest & review!

At 6:38pm on February 17, 2016, Renuka Pillai said…

Sorry about that, certainly miss your excellent comment.

At 1:12am on November 27, 2015, Candace Doub said…

Thanks, again, for your complimentary review of "Harnessing the Wind". It was so kind of you to bring my art to the attention of others. I am so appreciative!

At 3:50pm on December 2, 2014, Edward A Kingsbury III said…
Thank you! For the great review!
At 11:13am on October 31, 2014, mike giese said…

Thanks for the great comments on the slugger, really insightful !!!! 

At 12:07pm on September 9, 2014, Stef Duffy said…

Great Work.....:) Stef

At 6:29pm on July 20, 2014, kathy cantwell said…
Thanks for the great review!
At 10:07pm on June 13, 2014, bronislava slagle said…

Thank you for noticing my work and sharing it with the world. Your hard work is strongly appreciated.

BS

At 12:08am on April 11, 2014, Linda Soberman said…

I would be interested in having you review my exhibition photos from the Museo de Arte in Queretaro, Mexico. Is that a possibility?

Thanks in advance,

Regards,

LInda Soberman

At 7:18am on December 5, 2013, Clive Holloway said…

thanks for your comments from Nov 18 on my painting 'Three Women Eating' - haven't logged in for some time. Your analysis is very perceptive and shows me things I would not have been able to see or put into words myself! Clive. I feel motivated to update my gallery..

At 7:42am on December 4, 2013, Kikuko Sakota said…

Hi, I've just looked at  your art work.  They are so great.  Especially I like the work of donkey.  I like the way you depict the subject.  English is not my mother tongue so I cannot describe how great they are.  But anyway I like the way you use the color.

At 9:00am on October 22, 2013, Christi L Barrett said…

Thank you for your recent write up on my artwork "Aster" and "Early Bird", also for having me as a featured artist. Very appreciated! Thank you so much :)

At 11:06pm on September 26, 2013, Inge Wright said…

Thank you for your support! I enjoy reading your comments about artists' work; it is very helpful to have your knowledgeable input.

Inge

At 4:34pm on August 13, 2013, Jerzy Lempicki said…

Thank you for noticing my sculpture and for a positive comment. Installation on pictures is rather a model of biger open-air project which is still in design phase. Finally a colloured area will be made in fresco technique. Here on pictures its dyed acrylic plaster mixed with acrylic paint.

Thank you once agin. Kind Regards,

Jerzy

At 4:22am on August 7, 2013, Kerry Rogers said…

Kristen,

Thank you for choosing my  art work, I appreciate the comments.

Kerry

At 10:07pm on July 27, 2013, Michael Craig Carrier said…

Kristen,

What a pleasant surprise it was to receive an email from your editor at Artists2artists, informing me that you had reviewed my art. Thank you so much for selecting my work! Your review of my Rusted Painted Can Series is very perceptive, and much appreciated. You clearly understand my vision of creating works that are beautiful, but also reference our societies unending appetite for over consumerism.

We both know, that after 100 years the medium has many names (Readymade/Junk Art/Found Objects/Trash Art/Environmental Art/Eco Art/Green Art/Recycled Art/Repurposed Art, and the latest term that Designers prefer, Up cycled Art) I call my work Ecological Trash Assemblages. People have tried to persuade me not to use the word TRASH to describe my work, telling me that “it’s not good from a marketing standpoint! An Environmentalist since the 70’s, a big part of my mission, is to influence younger artists to work in a medium that is truly good for the planet. By helping to clean up TRASH from the environment (Think Global-Act Local) and by diverting TRASH from our local landfills. In addition the use of TRASH reduces an artist’s carbon footprint by not relying solely on new materials (my works are created from a minimum of 85% post-consumer materials TRASH).

I have admired El Anatsui’s work for years.  His masterpieces are such gorgeous tapestries, as well as being so eco friendly. I have built up a sizeable inventory of old rusty cans that are over 50+ years old, and plan on working in a much larger scale in the near future.

I particularly like the end of your review, when you wrote “I also find it of note that the wall sculptures maintain this geometric regularity, and while haptically charged, they never fully succumb to the organic modulation on their two-dimensional support. They are particularly salient on the active surface in piece #11”.  Again I thank you for writing such an excellent review of my work.  Largely self taught, I always feel honored when someone of your academic background understands the true artistic merit of my work. Can I have permission to quote you?  :)

Michael 

 

At 11:44pm on June 16, 2013, Carl Gethmann said…

Dear Ms.  Woodward:

Thank you very much for your very positive comments.  While I have had several solo exhibits and have won several awards in my short career, I was very interested in finding out what an art professional thought of my art.  As you can probably conclude from the pieces in my portfolio, I consider myself to be a colorist as well as a realist.  I am especially happy that you consider my paintings beautiful.  That is exactly the effect I am trying to attain.  In some cases, I push the color to extremes with the express purpose of trying to knock the viewer's eyes out.  If you were see the actual paintings, the coloristic effects are even greater than online.  Taking a page from photographer's book, I print the digital paintings on aluminum which results in great luminance, brilliant color, great vibrancy, and a depth of color not obtainable with natural media.  Once again, thank you very much for taking the time to look at my art.  If you have any additional interest, my website is www.cgeth.com

Do I have your permission to quote you?  I have signed contracts with Editions Limited (print distributor) and Art Finder (to sell my paintings in Canada, UK, Europe, and the United States).  Also, I will have featured solo exhibit at gallery in Lancaster, PA in the fall and your comments would be helpful in selling my art.

Warmest Regards,

Carl Gethmann

At 9:45am on June 16, 2013, Carl Gethmann said…

Dear Ms. Woodward:

I would appreciate it if you would take a look at my portfolio, "The Digital Art of Carl Gethmann", and comment on any painting you might choose.  I am interested in the opinion of an art professional. 

Regards,

Carl Gethmann

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