…oh how you took too long.
Well, my Kokeshi is finally done for the LATDA Kokeshi Show. The show is officially called KOKESHI: From Folk Art to Art Toy an I am officially done. After putting it off for too long for other show and business obligations, I restarted from scratch for something I am very much pleased with. Too often a painting is started and put aside for later only to gesso over the whole thing and start over after enough time has passed. I need to focus on getting one piece started, worked on and then finished in a relatively timely manner before I feel like my style has changed or my head is in a totally different place. Mentally, not actually in a different location on my body. The show opens July 11th at the Japanes American National Museum in Los Angeles. I will probably not be able to make the opening, but will do my best. Many fantastic artists will have pieces in the show, and I am excited to see what is created.
On a side note, the eagerly anticipated two man “Waterlogged” show that I have been slaving over for the past few months looks like it will be delayed. The gallery that was going to host the show has unfortunately…closed. The body of work Chris Kepler and I have been slaving over will be featured in a gallery yet to be determined most likely at a later date. The work is some of my best ever and WILL be featured, it is just now a matter of finding a venue. A minor setback.
Without further distractions, enjoy my Kokeshi doll. The piece is entitled “Omniscience” and was painted in acrylic over the original wooden blank. The whole mess was then resined for that candy-coating I love so well.
“Omniscience” Acrylic on wooden Kokeshi, resined
Detail 3 & 4