Enter, November...

Baltimore has finally turned cold. Took a few months, but now it doesn't seem as if summer will last forever, which I think is a good thing. Allows for appropriate clothing to be worn, appropriately. 

workwindow a.m.

workwindow a.m.

The winter hibernation months loom and quietly ochre, cadmium red, and alizarin crimson shades coat leaves about to jump off the trees. Sky light shuts down by 6:15-6:30 p.m. Last night's Halloween wanderings were over in an hour and crisp, bright moonlight lit our way.

Precarious production

My three months in Julia Niederman's studio draw to a close at the end of October. Haven't put in a lot of time there, 2 or so hours/week, Sunday mornings, since mid-August. About 18 hours so far.

October 7 I briefly exposed some of my work to the outside world, to whomever wandered into the studio from the Open Studio Tour happening the same weekend.

Some Moon paintings, some Black-eyed Susans, some Maps...

Some Moon paintings, some Black-eyed Susans, some Maps...

The exercise of hanging up the different things I've been working on over the past 5 or 8 years seems important. Three distinct bodies of work have emerged over time - Many Moons photos and paintings, Black-eyed Susans paintings & drawings, Cartographesque maps. 

"Cartographesque" maps

"Cartographesque" maps

Related and not-related

Related and not-related

Upward

#workwindow continues to inspire and amaze...

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Big, flat parking lots in the 'burbs also provide excellent spaces for sky watching:

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Mid-spring in Plastic Turtle Studio

Been a while, eh? The "Many Moons" project continues. 

Image from Many Moons photo project.

Image from Many Moons photo project.

These are on wood panels:

Detail from Many Moons project oil painting.

Detail from Many Moons project oil painting.

Detail from Many Moons project oil painting.

Detail from Many Moons project oil painting.

Detail from Many Moons project oil painting.

Detail from Many Moons project oil painting.

Once every decade I sell art...

Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration. I did sell a few pieces over the past 10 years, but I'm slow to create work so it takes a while to get enough of it stockpiled to offer it up to the universe. 

But here it is, that time again. Time to send this artwork out into the world. 

Themes/projects I've worked on in the past few years include: 

  • Black-eyed Susans, and other flora-type paintings
  • Cartographesque: Maps and Mandalas

There are also two ongoing photographic projects:

  • Camera Morte
  • Many Moons

Most pieces have been documented on my website. Some items have already been sold, but there are plenty of pieces still looking for good homes. 

Over the next few months, I'll be indicating which items on the site are available for purchase. The physical sale of these pieces will be in the fall of 2016. Specific dates and times will be posted here. The venue will be a small gallery space in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore City.

Details soon!

- Juliette G.

 

December

I dislike December. Not the month itself, but all the weird pressure so many humans (including me sometimes) feel to spend money they don't have on crap they and their families and friends don't need. And if you complain about it in any way, people get defensive. It's complicated, right? The holidays. If you remove money and junk and baggage from this time of year what is left? 

Stark, black branches against cool gray skies...

Intricate black profiles



Recent from Plastic Turtle studio

This is happening:

Words & Music

Project SpamProse debuted at the 2015 Transmodern Performance Festival, revealing words and images from the Golden Age of SPAM. Finally had a chance to wear my freaky white cat mask!


Paintings and Celebrity Encounter

Snapshot of "Yellow Map World", the only oil painting in the bunch of Maps & Mandalas.

Snapshot of "Yellow Map World", the only oil painting in the bunch of Maps & Mandalas.

The Maps & Mandalas paintings were exposed to the public during the most recent School 33 Open Studio Tour here in beautifulBaltimore, MD, October 10 & 11. Thanks to Julia Niederman and Ed Harris for generously loaning me a wall in their studio to share this newish work. The biggest (and only) celebrity sighting during the Open Studio Tour, was the illustrious John Waters! I achieved one of my life goals and told him how much his movie Polyester influenced me, in an unnaturally positive way, back in 1980. Amazing.