December 28, 2010

Matt COSBY polyurethane piece


Artist/painter Matt COSBY created this polyurethane & aluminum, 9in x 12 3/4in piece as a portrait of artist TJ Norris.

An excellent abstraction using pointillistic or divisionistic diamonds.

Image source: matt cosby

December 10, 2010

Spread EGO - TJ Norris - GLITTER Painting

TJ Norris, 2010 | 24in x 24 in | glitter on panel




















My first ever GLITTER PAINTING.  Abstracted and monochromatic, TJ NORRIS' exhibition called SPREAD EGO inspired my decision to give this medium a try!

One would think someone who involves at least 30 artists to create an image of him for a show about himself would have an enormous ego (which we all do, really).  The point, however, is his discomfort with how he looks.  "An acquired taste, " he says of his appearance.

Participating ARTISTS making portraits of TJ:
Katherine Ace, Rachael Allen, Paul Aponte, Chris Bennett, Jason Berlin, Becca Bernstein, Horia Bobia, G Lewis Clevenger, Palma Corral, Matthew Cosby, Laurie Danial, Nancy Dasenbrock, Sarah Gottesdiener, Matthew Haggett, Ian Henderson, Hector Hernandez, Bobby Jones, Edward Juan, Ann Kendellen, Andrew Klaus, Gabriel Liston, Rae Mahaffey, Brent Marr, Cynthia Mosser, Noah Nakell, Mark Randall, Megan Scheminske, Abi Spring, Sushuma, Darrell Williamson, Carol Yarrow.

My piece is already incorporated into the show. Artists continue to contribute portraits during the show's run through January 2011.

NOTE: Joshua Berger and Dustin Zemel have installations (not related to Spread Ego) at Place as well.
Opening: SATURDAY, December 18th
Closing: through January 31st, 2011
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 6 PM
Place (located on the 3rd floor)
Pioneer Place Mall
700 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

December 8, 2010

BAD Hair DAY


Try this camo face mask on for size if you haven't yet put on your make-up or feel icky about your hair.






Image source: cabelas.com

December 1, 2010

Livia MARIN - Chlean Artist














Livia MARIN's work incorporates found porcelain forms painstakingly re-imagined into art objects.

In the image below, I adore how the painted blue pattern extends over the broken edge to the interior.

Image source: houseofpropellers.com

GLITTER & Faux Bois


My favorite combination: orbs, color, GLITTER and faux bois.
(Never in a million years did I think I would be writing this.)

One can even mix glitter colors as though they were paint.
Who knew?


Image source: marthastewart.com