Friday, June 4, 2010

Oboe or so

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.”
Isak Dinesen

This is so cool!  I have been having a morning where multiple things have gone wrong, so I needed this.  It’s going to be a great day!!!


Oboe or so
4″ x 4″ x 1.25″ Acrylic on Canvas

I painted this little canvas for the Art House Co-op’s  The Canvas Project 3.

Each person interprets the same word differently. Some factors include native language, geographic location, age, and general view of the word.

They’re creating a visual encyclopedia where each artist is asked to visually interpret three words that are assigned to them randomly and were submitted by the Art House community onto 4×4 inch canvases. A visual encyclopedia book will then be created that includes at least one canvas from each artist. An exhibition will be held at The Brooklyn Art Library on December 3rd, 2010.

The goal of this project is to create Volume 2 of the encyclopedia. The first volume was exhibited at the Hartsfeld-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, GA from July to September of 2009 as well as turned into the first volume of the book.

I am in the first volume.  It was a cool project.  The one they picked for the book was Insolvent. My words this time are Oboe, Pineapple and Dive.  What I don’t know about oboes, is a lot!!  So I did what I could and it ended up being really fun!  Here’s another shot of my oboe.  :)

About Isak Dinesen

Isak Dinesen was the pen name of Karen Blixen, the Danish author famously portrayed by Meryl Streep in the film of her best-selling memoir, Out of Africa. She was born near Copenhagen in 1885. In 1914, she and her new husband moved to Kenya to run a coffee plantation. She stayed on after divorcing her husband ten years later, living an unusually independent life. Her book of stories, Seven Gothic Tales, sold well, but Out of Africa made her a worldwide success. She died in 1962.

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