Adam and Eve in Santa Monica
Without Knowledge of Good, How can One Hope or Aspire to More, Without Knowledge That Evil Exists, How Can One Fight Against Evil? In this story only God can be blamed, for presenting Adam and Eve with both the possibility of and the stricture against knowing.
Found by an album of mine posted by a friend in Facebook
"This woman is INCREDIBLE! What her medium? Flesh & God-stuff?"
Posted by Chandra Garsson (guest) on Wed 28 Jul 2010 05:19:19 PM UTC
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I think the paintings also, "fall somewhere between collage and sculpture." Why not, so many critics have described the painting as object. In my work the three-dimensional qualities inherent in collage and sculpture (in the round and on the wall), grow...
I think the paintings also, "fall somewhere between collage and sculpture." Why not, so many critics have described the painting as object. In my work the three-dimensional qualities inherent in collage and sculpture (in the round and on the wall), grow out of the textural qualities in the paint, as well as out of The metal plates I used to create Intaglio prints (Italian for a gem, seal, piece of jewelry, or metal plate having an incised, sunken design). Ink is then transferred from the grooves to paper, via a printing press. The old-fashioned way to make a real print, along with Drypoint, Photo Etching, Monoprint, Lithograghy, silkscreen, Engraving, Letterpress, and other centuries old printmaking processes: all labor intensive, highly technical and involving metal, ink, acids, various resins, grounds, tar, solvents, feathers, and many toxic substances. It's the main reason I quit making prints; the toxic substances and the delayed gratification of having to carry a work through so many processes before I could get anywhere near the finished product. I made prints using these methods a total of six years, beginning in High School. It was excellent discipline, it led to sculptural qualities in my painting, mixed-media and sculpture. I admit, there is something to be said for hard work, especially when one is young. I doubt Printmaking is still offered to High School students. It is past the time and it is high time we begin to care as a society about the arts. This will begin with comprehensive arts education for children in all schools. This can only be achieved by the hiring of actual artists and art historians in the schools, in programs that circumvent requirements that these teachers be accredited through the school systems. It will require organizations set up to provide the instructors, or principles capable of jugement (critical thought and assessment) of what constitutes a great artist and teacher. Ironically, this ability requires arts education, sadly most administrators are lacking in that; it is yet another reason for arts education in the schools.
Posted by Guest on Sat 01 Nov 2008 05:04:28 PM UTC
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Chandra Garsson's mixed media pieces fall somewhere between collage and sculpture. Using found objects and various painting media, Garsson transforms the ordinary into uniquely structured pieces layered with mysterious symbolism. Garsson combines...
Chandra Garsson's mixed media pieces fall somewhere between collage and sculpture. Using found objects and various painting media, Garsson transforms the ordinary into uniquely structured pieces layered with mysterious symbolism. Garsson combines conceptual imagery with powerful analogies to explain her obsevations of the life cycle of birth, growth, decay, and death. Her work consists not only of that which is considered beautiful in life but also of rather frightening truth. In Garsson's own words she states, "I am always interested in finding the beautiful in the ugly." Perceptive of all that surrounds her, Garsson's work is a record of intense observation of human existence.
Posted by Guest on Sat 11 Oct 2008 06:26:27 PM UTC