Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Scenes- Inspiration Found!, 11.2.14

Well, since winery season is slowing down, I actually have Sunday scenes that are not of the inside of my house! Man, it was nice to get out and do something. It seems like it has been a long time. And maybe that's what I needed to do to find some inspiration. Because inspiration was found :)

M. and I went to two of our favorite places- the St. Louis Art Museum and Sasha's Wine Bar in Clayton.
Here are the scenes:

The works of Nick Cave (there were many more than these) were the most interesting that I've seen at the art museum in a long time. I was disappointed that there wasn't an artist's statement (or one that I could find, at least), but I could have stayed there all day looking at these multi-media sculptures. They were a combination of crochet and other found or re-claimed fiber pieces, along with miscellaneous found objects such as metal toys, ceramic bird sculptures, beads, buttons, etc., attached to sculptures of the human form. Very cool.

This caught my eye because it was made of the same plaster impregnated gauze that we use for many of the sculptures we make at school. After seeing this, I thought it would be cool to challenge one of my more advanced students to try something like this. We've never attempted more than the upper torso and head.

A 3-D Lichtenstein- something I've never seen before.

Wayne Theibaud's food paintings. I know I've probably shown this here before, but I'm showing it again, because I like it!

Native American cradle board. I've always been fascinated by cradle boards (or papooses, as I have always referred to them) and wonder why we don't still use them. Moms (and Dads) could get so much more done in a day, don't you think? I guess the baby sling is today's version of the cradle board. But they don't look nearly as cool and could never pass as a work of art.

One of my all-time favorite artists (just behind Edward Hopper) - Georgia O'Keefe.

If there was one person, living or dead, that I could meet and have a conversation with, I think it might just be Georgia O'Keefe.

And onto our favorite wine bar- Sasha's, in the historic DeMun district of Clayton.
It's the first time I've been handed an IPad for a menu. Weird.  
I had another, really cool photo to show you, right here, and then I accidentally deleted it from my IPhone. Dang! If I can recover it, I'll post it on Facebook.  It was a photo of  a man who looks exactly like Vincent VanGogh who hangs out at Sasha's all the time. He has been there, sitting at the same table, every time we've been there, for the last couple of years. So funny!

Okay, so the following scenes aren't from Sunday, but they're just too cute not to add them.

Baby G.'s first Halloween

My dad's first time wearing a Spiderman mask (I think!).

And Peanut's first time wearing a Spiderman mask... and costume! 
It was a Happy Halloween and a very inspiring Sunday afternoon.
Have a great week!  Juli

1 comment:

  1. I love Georgia. I love her story. How someone believed in her and showed her work off to Alfred Stieglitz (amazing photographer and art curator!) and BAM! goes from public school Art teacher / artist .. to THE Georgia O'Keeffe! He married her, ya know? And... she was a total model, too. She was a photographer's dream with her bone structure - very photographed woman! I have some cool clips I like about her I need to find and show you sometime. :-)