17Feb/120

Out Of Sight But Not Out Of Mind

Posted by Sermarr

These are two detail shots of this piece with the images tucked partially away ready to come out when needed

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17Feb/120

Out Of Sight But Not Out Of Mind

Posted by Sermarr

This piece got its top glued and screwed down today. It is so suggestive of how we live our lives with all these past things never quite tucked away completely. And our worries are just hovering in the back of our minds ready to pounce. This piece with all the activity and the links (those are the cords and wires) partially displayed and hidden under the covering top tries to display this state of living we all do

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17Feb/120

Back to working on Octet

Posted by Sermarr

I left this piece in January. It is an attempt to capture the long useful but unsung life of my a very good older woman. She has persevered as a kindergarten teacher and community volunteer for eight decades of life. She has heart problems now and lives independently But it is clear her time here is winding down. I am trying to display time. And the various things that have happened ,good and sad, through the use of color. The spectrum ROY G BIV. And also to represent the spectrum of her life with all its highs and lows. So here is time passing. I had to tape over the existing body representations to put in time and not get paint all over them. This has happened so often that I've learned it's worth the time and the tape to not mess it up and have to fix it later!

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17Feb/120

Trellis. Finished!

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This piece is called Trellis it is about how many people I hear about who climb out of the disadvantaged place they start from. Alcoholic parents, slum backgrounds, jailed siblings. And somehow out of this unlikely garden they grow and shine

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17Feb/120

Holding My Breath Waiting For A Sign

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This piece has been floating around since I began Out Of Sight But Not out Of Mind. I just could not figure out how to make it say something about anxious anticipation which is what it was about. I am attaching the pale and wan version which got resolved and pulled into focus today. I put violet and blue shadows in it to emphasize the time passing. And now it's in focus and finished!

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16Feb/120

Music Of The Years. Finally finished

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Today seemed to be the day this one, Music Of The Years, got ready to be finished. Maybe because I'd spent time with a lifelong friend the last few days. This one seems to say how the years stack up in long term relationships, kind of like old vinyl records on a jukebox spindle. You can call them up in your memory to play parts that seem to be needed to help reflect on the present and to have the warmth, or pain, from the past. Our own time capsules ever fresh, ageless and vivid on instant recall. Our iPod of saved memories

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16Feb/120

Reflecting Pool. New small piece

Posted by Sermarr

Today was a half day in the studio. It seems to be hard these days to get here early, no matter how much I want to. I'm getting ready for a month long trip to South Africa and have had so many things to get ready. Lots of shots to avoid getting all these horrible diseases.
But today I came in fresh after not being here much for the last few days and worked on two pieces.
Here is Reflecting Pool, a new piece that tries to say how hard it is to see ourselves as others see us.

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15Feb/120

Trellis. New piece begun

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Today I'm back from LA. And it snowed two inches while I was asleep. Different, for sure than palm trees and Grammies. I made a piece called Rising. And now am trying to figure out how it wants to be finished. I think some black "trellis" for it to rise up would be great and so I'm trying one out. The black seems right but too wide. What do you think?

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10Feb/120

Ménage a Trois. Wired

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This piece has different wire to signify our differences and similarities

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10Feb/120

Ménage a Trois. New piece

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Just began working on this piece about my two best friends and how we've sustained each other over a long time. Here it is! We're in motion

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