Sunday, May 25, 2008

Kym and Edgar

Sweet Dreams Mr. Poe. 2006.
Beads, thread, found objects, soil, inkjet on paper, glass, cellophane, photo transfers and canvas.

There is a brief article about Kym's recent exhibition at Savannah's Pinnacle Gallery in the Spring 2008 edition of The Edgar Allan Poe Review, published by The Poe Studies Association. The article discusses two of Kym's Poe-related works, Pillow (Nevermore) and Sweet Dreams Mr. Poe.

Pillow (Nevermore). 2006.
Beads, thread, photo transfers, doll hair, hair, silk flowers, graphite, cotton batting, lace and fabric.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Babel (Endpage)

Babel I (Endpage). 2006.
collage and pastel on paper. 7-1/4 x 4-3/4 inches

Here are two collages that I completed in December 2006. They are composed of fragments of dialogue text balloons clipped from comic books that have been layered and assembled into towers on a ground of old book endpages. Babel III was included in the "Painted Tongue: The Union of Art and Word" exhibition at the Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, Illinois in 2007.

Babel III (Endpage). 2006.
collage and pastel on paper. 7 x 4-1/4 inches

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Babel (20,000 Words) - Update

So, I've altered my plans for this project. New rules: I don't have to limit myself to re-using the same materials over and over, and I don't have to keep rebuilding the piece. Instead, I have to incorporate all of the pages from the 20,000 Words book into the structure. I would like to keep the interior spaces rough, but have the exterior whitewashed and wallpapered with words. Here are some photos of work in progress:

Why Babel? More on that later. I'll also try to provide a context for this project, and give some historical examples of works that I feel relate to what I'm trying to do.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

An Exciting Moment

An Exciting Moment. 2005.
collage on paper. 5 x 7 inches

This is a collage from 2005. The primary image was taken from an 1880's children's book titled Little Folks, and the spherical elements were clipped from various 19th-century astronomy and geometry textbooks.

Sometimes a simple game of marbles becomes so much more...