CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI

Brancusi was born in Romania 1876, a sculptor of the modernist movement. He worked for Auguste Rodin, but left after two months saying ‘Nothing can grown under big trees”.

His work is based on simplicity and led to the Modernist movement.  He was influenced by simple geometric patterns be saw in the tradition of folk art,particularly ornate woodcarvings, which was abundant from the area he grew up in, The Carpathian Mountain Region of Romania.

He trained initially as a carpenter and stonemason and early influences was African and Oriental art.

After working with Rodin he began searching for and making more simple pieces, looking for a pure form.He encouraged the revival of carving and was a central figure in Abstraction.  His works are noted for visual elegance and his sensitive use of materials, which he had much respect for.  My personal favorite is The Sleeping Muse, for me it captures serenity and simplicity.muse

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LOUISE HOPKINS

Louise Hopkins, born 1965 British Contemporary Artist, lives and works in Glasgow.

She is known for working on pre printed and pre existing surfaces such as comic books, maps, song sheets and pages from books.  From this she engages in transforming the surface with marks and removing some of the original work, therefore re painting and remaking it.

She is associated with Doggerfisher Gallery and has had solo exhibitions at The Fruitmarket Gallery and The Talbot Rice Gallery all Edinburgh. She also works onto furnishing fabrics and lately onto commercial catalogues.   louise517_large

PETER DOIG

Peter Doig has a distinctive approach to painting, he use oil paint in a rigorous manner. He was born in Edinburgh in1959,but lived in Canada most of his young life.

Many of his paintings are landscapes,and are layered, he takes from an assortment of Artists from history Edvard Munch, Monet and Klimt.

He lives and works in Trinidad, his work is developed from film stills and photographs of urban and rural environments.

His painting approach is rigorous for texture and adding surface, and his use of colour puts among the most inventive painters.  He does not produce photo real paintings but an expression of real life,giving them a frankness and a presence.  Peter Doig is one of the highest earning artists.

canoe lake

canoe lake

lovely andrea hito steyeri 2007

I enjoyed watching this 30min vid, not for the content, rope bondage models do not fascinate me in the least but for the ideas it conjured up within me.  I like the idea of being totally powerless over the situation, and taking this into other facets of life, and what powerlessness actually means to me.    I believe in certain circumstances being powerless is actually a freedom.  When one has no control of circumstances and is never going to regain, or have control, acceptance is the greater emotion thereby totally liberating and freeing.

The music also returned me to a time when I was free, Xray specs “Oh bondage up yours”, was a song in an era of revolt, especially anti government and society, but as is the case, a web of deceit actually exists, and the film returns you to the truth, we are all caught up in bondage of some sort.

Kitchens 2

                                                          kitchen now and i also designed the little girl  well i actually made her.

Kitchens

This was my kitchen 6 weeks ago not like this anymore  it wa not stressful, harassing, depressing or anyothe bleak emotion, waiting for the new one.