The wonderful people at Bainbridge Arts and Craft Galley are putting together another fine show! I just returned from dropping off my own work and had the opportunity to see some of the exceptional images and objects all made in the name of Art Couture . The opening is March 5th from 6-8 PM. The show will be up through March 29th. Today I am posting Eve Modeling Ready-to-Wear: The Garden Collection . She along with Kali: Fashonable Diva were printed, painted and assembled for the Art Couture exhibit. After seeing “Eve” a friend suggested I had obviously been channeling my pink and green inner Barbie. Well, it may be true. And perhaps a little Barbarella, Pia Zadora, and my very own Aunt Eva. Though "Eve" could not be Eve and certainly not haute Couture without her Snakey-Do. Eve Modeling Ready-to-Wear: The Garden Collection is a Monotype Print and Wood, Assemblage. 20.5”x 18”x 2” Photo by Charles Backus.
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The Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery Exhibition, Art Couture , opens Friday, March 5th. I had fun with this theme and look forward to seeing the other work. Kali: Fashionable Diva, is one of two print assemblages I made for the Art Couture exhibit. Kali is the celebrated Hindu goddess associated with time and energy and redemption. I often write about what I am working on and this is my poem about Kali. Kali Pearl like skulls adorn her breast, Cosmic garlands of conquest, Bone white trophies from a bloody occupation. She is multiform and formless, Fiercely stylish, shaped by grace, The seed of change, the sower and the reaper. Born to war, protect her own, Judge and recreate the dance, She is the “killer” goddess we call mother. We are her miracles of chance, Of birth and death through happenstance. Goddess Kali is our vehicle of deliverance. BF, 2010 Kali is an Assemblage of Monotype Print, Wood, Paint and Kid Leather Gloves. 30”x 27