I'm still painting chickens. It's still winter.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
One of the pleasures of being "between commissions" right now is that I get to experiment. I have been wanting to try new media and new languages for a while. Here is an unfinished drawing of a brussel sprout plant on gessoed polyester lining - that cheap fabric, kind of like silk, that lines clothing. As well as playing with the substrate I am experimenting with media - there is pencil and charcoal and flat acrylic and gesso. And I am playing with style of course. Breaking some rules - not that I was ever really aware of them. Running the risk of "unbranding" myself which is bad for business but so good for art. And good for my heart on these dreary winter days.
Posted by Safi Crafts at 10:18 AM
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Under the arc of the sky they are unsafe.
What's never known is safest in this life.
Under the skysigns they who have no arms
Have cleanest hands, and, as the heartless ghost
Alone's unhurt, so the blind man sees best.
- exerpt from Was There a Time by Dylan Thomas
I was thinking about chickens a couple of years ago at this same time. You can see the images I painted here. Coincidentally I packed up the painting called "I'm a Driver. I'm a Winner" and sent it to my lovely friend Nina just this week.
Posted by Safi Crafts at 10:25 AM
Friday, January 4, 2013
Another painting for Starbucks! This one will be installed in Taiyuan, China.
Kenna Guizio from Starbucks art directed this painting - with many emails and phone calls and a lot of faith in me. We had five weeks from start to finish. Crazy. Thanks Kenna!
Now I can get my life back together, do my laundry and maybe even clean out last summer's flowers from the garden. I love a New Year. I can't wait to see what projects happen next.
Posted by Safi Crafts at 8:15 PM