Saturday, August 15, 2020

Artnotes: Soon to be Genius


Just a Mass of Feathers   Laurie Fox Pessemier Collage Paper 17 x 25"  43 x 63cm   325.00

Our travel plans to France have been dashed to the wayside – our documents are “not in order” (due to office closings) and now it isn’t possible to travel on our US passport in Europe.  For the first time, an entire summer has been spent in Italy.  Are we happy about it?  Not joyful, but content.  We are embracing the disruption.

Oleander  Laurie Fox Pessemier    Acrylic/canvas  10 x 12 " 25 x 30 cm   400.00

Roccamalatina continues to be one of the cooler spots in Italy.  Our main floor is always fresh, and after a walk in the sun, Harika and I both lie on the tile floor to cool down.  We have terrific tile floors in this house, arranged in patterns of cream, burgundy and grey straight out of the 1910s.  I think it is the time spent on these floors that have inspired my new series of work:  COLLAGE.

I am going to present my collage work at Pessemier’s Sunday Salon this week. I need input. I am hoping there will be other artists who participate – we’ve had 9 artists on each the last 2 Sundays.  I LOVE THE SALON, and can see us doing it forever.  Please come and show us what you’ve been up to?  We each get about 5 minutes to show our art, screen a film, read a poem, tell a story, make a dessert, knit a sweater.  Tune in at 8PM Rome time, 2PM New York, 11AM Los Angeles.  Join Zoom Meeting

Bouquet   Laurie Fox Pessemier    Collage on Old Music   12 x 9"  30 x 23 cm  275.00

Blair and I are adjusting to the new “normal”.  We’ve been spending lots of time talking with friends via Skype, or Zoom, or WhatsApp. There are things that are really ok about it – and I can see its benefits in education, particularly at University level.  I am painting (or collaging) online weekly. 
The only drawback I see in virtual talk is that I am not spending any time with people I don’t like.  As one of our Salon-ites pointed out last week, it’s those people who we don’t get along with who bring our own (negative) characteristics to our attention.  Constant ease just makes us lazy.   Holy smokes! After 2020, we should all be geniuses.

Hot Peppers   Laurie Fox Pessemier    Acrylic/canvas  20 x 8"  50x 20cm  475.00

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