Saturday, July 11, 2009

kokeshi my kokeshi

The Japanese American National Museum

Last night I was able to attend the preview night for the custom kokeshi show. If you live in Los Angeles I highly recommend stopping by. The show is going on until October 4th. I had a wonderful time and kept wanting to look and relook at all the kokeshi. The Museum is located in Japantown which is close to Chinatown and downtown.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sneak Peek of the Kokeshi I Painted

The title of my kokeshi is 'Mosura.' I can't wait to see all the kokeshi! Here's a link to the curator Christina Conway's journal. Also for the Japanese American Museum where the exhibit is displayed.

Kokeshi: From Folk Art to Art Toy 7-11 to 10-4 2009 at the Japanese American Museum in Los Angeles

Irwin my hometown

I took a trip back to PA last month. The idea was to visit with family and friends and also work on some new pieces. It didn't quite work out that way but I still had a wonderful time. I got to stay with my best friend and her family and also witnessed my mom throw clay. Even though I fell ill for a few days I still went to the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. I was especially intrigued by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: Opera for a Small Room. A room inside a crate inside a huge dark room with old records and things. The sounds were quite eerie while sitting in one of the only 4 chairs in the room but there was something beautiful about the experience.

Crazy Eyelashes

So I was given this wonderful art from Katey. She told me the drawing was of me. I love the crazy eyelashes and pink pupils.