Showing up for the Muse
Watching time go by with a painting a day and showing others where to look.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
My dad in a group show@ Akin Museum
So I want to brag a moment....
Curated by Bibiana Matheis, at least four of my father's unique computer inspired artworks will be on display this month in Pawling NY at the Akin Library and Museum.
Here is his statement (which I hope he doesn't mind me printing here):
Geeks to Geezers
We, as a civilization of sorts are experiencing a revolution equal to, if not greater than, the Industrial Revolution of the 19th and 20th century. Revolutions are by definition extremely rapid, and folks involved are surprised by the sudden changes that occur. In the past 20 years, we have been overwhelmed by the “Computer Age” and the evolution of devices that seem to change practically by the hour, or at least biannually. With the consumerism mindset, it is easy to fall victim to the idea that the “New New Thing” is the item to have. Such a storm of progress results in Flotsam and Jetsam, the “Drift Wood” of used computers which became an attraction for me, being virtually free for the taking. At first I attempted to repair old discarded machines or at least disassemble them and find out how they worked. Then I was young with vision, that perhaps I could create a Garage Startup Something. With time, (and aging) in the process of examining the engineering of the components it became obvious that they were beautiful objects and those computers I could not repair, I began to ”mine” for certain pieces that could become jewelry. This artistic hobby was encouraged by artistic daughters, who were willing to be models for the baubles that resulted.
A geek became the artistic old geezer.
The titles of somewhat abstract artistic works are almost as important as the works themselves, giving the viewer a hint of what was going on the mind of the creator. This is especially important for art produced by “Geezers,” old folks who have had time to develop a peculiar sort of thought process. This is as true for “Light Art” as for “Dark Art.” My work is to be viewed as “Tongue in Cheek – Light Art.”
INCLUDED PIECES: 1/ CONFUSED MEMORY 2/CELESTIAL KITCHEN
3/THE END OF BOOKS 4/ ASSORTMENT OF COMPUTER “JEWELRY”
I feel blessed to have a father still inspired, driven to manifest his visions, and able to play with such humor.
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