Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017


I don't have source for this artifact. 
However, the video below shows another textile and offers a source. 

1920, Paper Doll Baby Bobby.


Lascaux Cave, Yellow Ochre

Paintings inside Tomb, Ancient Egypt, 15th century BC

Yellow Badges, Jews required to wear in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Read about it here, Holocaust Encyclopedia.

Bermuda Buttercup

Yellow Ochre quarry in France.

Yellow School Bus

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Serene Ng, Artist

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Joan Lurie, Artist

My interest is in exploring ways of building structural forms in ceramics. Many ideas for the forms come from architecture while the inherent organic quality of the clay always brings the work back to soft forms more reminiscent of biological and natural things. My work mixes the hidden worlds of microscopic views with a fascination for cellular structures in modernist architecture. These influences reappear in my work as ever-changing associations to man-made and natural objects. It is in the back and forth between the natural and artificial or the repetitive systems of the built world and the randomness and complexity of organic systems, that my work finds its meaning.

My work is made from porcelain and porcelain paper-clay. I begin by combining thrown forms into a basic shape and then adding bands of clay to the exterior creating an armature in reverse on the outside of the form. I then cut away some of the underlying form and begin adding to the bands with paper-clay. During this process, a logic appears allowing the pieces to find their own structure.


Mona Waterhouse, Artist

Marco Tirelli, Artist

Marco Tirelli grew up at the Swiss Institute in Rome, surrounded by visiting scholars and artists. His father was the manager and he family lived there (at the Institutes’s 19th Century Villa Maraini) in an apartment. His talent as a draftman took little time to show and he was already assigned a studio at the Villa Maraini at the age of 15.
Living at the Villa Maraini was a strong influence on his personal and artistic development : “So I’m a rather strange Roman,” he said. “I grew up here, but I never felt entirely part of it. And this has had a big effect on my work because I’ve always sensed a tension between places, real places, and what lies unseen beyond.”
Tirelli studied set design with Totj Scialoja at the Fine Arts Academy in Rome and he is an admirer of theatrical designer Adolphe Appia, whose work is echoed by Tirelli’s geometric and dramatic painting.
The metaphysical visions of the artist are expressed in a wide variety of styles and media: from paintings of geometric objects with dramatic lighting and contrasts, to drawings and sketches, to tiny sculptures of scenes. A collection of his work has been presented at the 2013 Art Biennale of Venice.
Barbara Rose wrote in her column in the Wall Street Journal: “An accomplished painter, sculptor and draftsman, Mr. Tirelli treats the theme of memory in a precise and evocative manner. Drawings of the images he uses in his metaphysical abstract paintings alternate with three-dimensional maquettes of imaginary buildings that suggest a metaphysical time and place.”
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