ian walsh collage on carmen astuy's pinterest (visit mendruga to wish carmen a happy birthday: ) have you seen the beautiful papercuts on ratzer?
joinery in brooklyn today. did you know that this was my very first mobile? i made it 3 years ago for our one month old infant son after our move from virginia to california. we moved 4 times that year. while craving the stability of a home, i also enjoyed the freedom of being able to live anywhere life led us..igloo, teepee, airstream...
and i wanted our 3 small children to know that freedom too.
since we left almost everything behind, all the little houses were made from the scraps of our daily existence: newspapers and cardboard boxes from the moves. this will always be my favorite mobile.
she taught me everything, from 3 color woodcuts, to chine colle with rice paste on intaglio to my first bronze sculptures and then sent me off to nyu to study more under her teacher, krishna reddy. her current exhibit at the guggenheim ends this week-end (only 2 days left and then on to chicago). if you're in new york or traveling through, her work is an inspiration not to be missed!