31Jan/120

Details of Rompecabeza Stitched-on pieces

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Here are some of the stitched-on pieces. There is one of the embryo with many stitches over him. I'm not pleased with it yet but this is where it is now

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31Jan/120

Rompecabeza. Update

Posted by Sermarr

I haven't worked on Rompecabeza in a while. It's been breathing,as have I. But I began "stitching" again today. This is an overall picture and I think it's hard to see all the stitched-on things. But here it is

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31Jan/120

Upstart begins

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I started this the other day but was so tired I didn't take a picture of it. It started today as just two crossed images. And today it got all these bubbling boiling images below them. And a kind of genetic spine over them. I was thinking about how each generation has to supplant the other. And how each one views the other across an inexpressible chasm. Same language but it's as if the verbs changed somehow.

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31Jan/120

Sidewinder. More

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I'm back in the studio after a few days off. Great to have a break because now I can see what to do with some of the ones I began. Sidewinder got a much advanced "highlighting" to bring out its explosive sound waves. Still more to do till it looks more explosive

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26Jan/120

“Sidewinder”

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I am working on this one at the same time. I see in it the corkscrewed, malevolent, out-of-your-peripheral vision, bad thing coming to explode your world. Sidewinders are snakes, sneaking up on you when you least expect it and striking

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26Jan/120

“Her Majesty Says You May Go”

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This piece is about ice queens who can blow hot and cold. The very picture of haughty power and knowing the power she has but wrapping it in an aura of gracious acceptance. Confusing and ultimately heartbreaking for them and the people who stay near them

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26Jan/120

“Black And White” advances a little

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At the very end of the day "Black And White" got some attention. I had been worrying how it could be just black and white when many times black and white thinking has a lot of fear in it. And today the red side was painted to reflect this backdrop of emotion. I haven't decided if the white side also gets this treatment but I think so. We'll see. Maybe tomorrow

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26Jan/120

“Big Bang” detail of churned emotions

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Here is a piece of Big Bang that shows the violence of the conflicting emotions. Very little hope (green color represents hope in this piece) and lots of dead (black) and sorrowful (purples and violets) and anger(red) all storming around. I am very all of these emotions

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26Jan/120

Detail plaid of “Big Bang”

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Big Bang has advanced a lot today fueled by my emotion over the loss of my friend and being abruptly dismissed. Some of the parts are about the interwoven nature of friendship and how reinforcing it can be. Hence this wonderful plaid of yellow and red

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25Jan/120

Big Bang

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Today I got to the studio late. I hiked on ice cleats with friends to a frozen waterfall. It was beautiful;the outside was frozen and yet we could see the water falling under the outside ice layer. I am in mourning over the loss of a dear friend. And It seems to her that I wasn't attentive enough to her while she was recovering from surgery. Or at least I think that's what it is, as she's tersely said three sentences on the phone that indicate that and then hung up on me ....repeatedly. The whole situation brings on me great sadness and great madness. So I went to the art store and bought canvas, plain unprimed and black primed. And made these beginnings. In a way it's like the frozen waterfall and the frozen friendship are merged in my mind: a great force but sheathed in ice. Eerie.

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