Archives for the month of: May, 2013

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 bonnie hull’s ‘on the way’ blog tipped us off. she wondered what her readers thought of ‘making a mark’, a show of drawings she was in at the arts center in corvallis. we went to see.  here i am looking at a bonnie hull.

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her marks close up.

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dashes, diagonal raining dashes, dots, lines, cross stitches. as they came.  joyful. accepted. adding up. at least that’s sloy’s take looking at this one.

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my favorite. another of bonnie hull’s.

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 weaves, curves, flecks & spatters. cats cradles.

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BIG stuff done small. seismographic barb wire. paint splatters. how did she make those droozley, dimensional  lines?

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looking back i see for the first time how 2 huge, loose, in your face andrew myers’ mixed media on paper pieces work. from a distance.

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gina wilson’s handbuilt ceramics with clay slips. chalky, cubistic, lumpen…all good things.

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if we had a pamphlet that guided visitors through the pieces in this show (only numbered, not identified by names) i could say what this piece of gina wilson’s was called. this is its nose side.

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& on the un-nose side.

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nic actually showed me how to look at art. until i saw how he did it, i would never have guessed that you put your nose right into it & looked at the marks/strokes.

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1. bonnet

a bonnet knit by nellie murray, mom’s mom

2. romper

romper

3. dress

dress

4. sailor smock

sailor smock

5. pink 'silk' with lace dress

silky fancy dress with lace

6. aunt thelma

jenny zettle, dad’s mom

7. homemade

homemade by mom’s friend

8. shoe box

shoebox

9. inside

inside

10. my 1st shoes

first shoes

horseback at 15 months

outfitted & ready to ride, 15 months

Margaret Murray

margaret june murray. mother

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the house next door.

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last breath of the pink rhodies

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a glimpse inside

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remnants of a reseeded lawn

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heading out back

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skeleton of an old timer

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peeling skin

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abandoned dishes

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the patio of summer

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blooms among decay

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invasive species

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32 years neighbors to this home’s story

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scoop away! 2+ years now abandoned.

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3 flags, occasional squatters, the wild re-claiming.