Dismantled Thing 10: Looking Up

I was invited to create a piece for The 10 x 10 Exhibit and Art Sale at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The bi-annual exhibit is CCA’s main fundraiser and “directly supports programming and future exhibitions.”

It’s been about a decade since I made a piece for a donation! I have to say, Coconino Center for the Arts has been a good place for me in the last few years: I participated in the Artbox Institute, which was business school for artists; and I have been an artist’s model at the center several times. Both situations opened me up to connecting with people who have helped my life in significant ways. I am grateful!

Art is needed everywhere! Many artists do not have the temperament, or capability, or finances to live in cities known for the arts –  like New York City, Los Angeles, or Paris. Although so much art is shown virtually now – it’s important for people to see art in person. We need to involve all of our senses when engaging with art. Places like Coconino Center for the Arts are essential for keeping arts available to the public even in the smallest cities and towns.

COVID-19 has had a significant financial impact on CCA and the arts (and artists) – if you can, support your local arts centers, galleries, and artists. 

The show starts on June 6th, 2021.

Looking Up
Oil on cardboard
10″ x 10″

Black, white, yellow ochre, pthalo turquoise, alizarin crimson, metallic bronze

I am enjoying the ribbing in the cardboard, how the paint and color behave on the surface texture.

To see all the things from the Dismantled Project in one place, click – to the Dismantled Project.

May 13, 2021
Flagstaff, AZ

Swept Away is an American Sentence post that contains the initial thumbnail drawing of this artwork.

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Holly hails from an illustrious lineage of fortune tellers, yogis, folk healers, troubadours and poets of the fine and mystical arts. Shape-shifting Tantric Siren of the Lunar Mysteries, she surfs the ebbs and flows of the multiverse on the Pure Sound of Creation. Her alchemy is Sacred Folly — revolutionary transformation through Love, deep play, Beauty, and music.

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