Category: Art

Jan 8 2019

My Mom’s Haiku Project

I love a Haiku
My mother is an artist
Haikus in winter

My mom has started a haiku project. She takes haikus that friends write and turns them into a collage.

Following is a haiku I wrote after my mom sent me an email asking me for one.

Yes, I was in Charlotte, North Carolina at the time. I’m on the board of AvidXchange and this likely was written the night before the one board meeting a year I attend in person. Charlotte is a nice place, so this is less about Charlotte and more about me.

Here’s the painting that resulted. 

I love it and asked my mom if I could buy it. She said no because she wants to exhibit them as a collection first.

She did create another print for me of this, so I’ll get it, but I really want the original in all its glory. So, if you are a curator at a museum and you want to do me a favor, drop me a note so I can get these exhibited so that I can then buy them. And yes, I’ll underwrite the exhibit, unless my mom won’t let me.

If you’ve got a haiku that you want turned into a collage, leave it in the comments or email it to me.

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Apr 18 2016

Looking for Interactive Video Artists

Amy and I have started to buy some video art. I’m personally fascinated with the interactive stuff and am starting to learn more about different video artists. Here’s an example of one – Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – that my dad aimed me at.

If you have ideas of folks I should look at, can you toss them in the comments? Oh – and I’m also looking for giant sculptures of monsters, like the one I have of the predator in my backyard, which I’ve named The Shrike.

The Shrike

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Mar 3 2016

The Shrike

Yesterday, the Shrike paid me a visit in Boulder.

The Shrike

That’s Cooper hanging out in the backyard with his new friend.

Now, before you go all serious movie history on me, I know it looks like a predator. But it is the closest sculpture to a Shrike that I’ve been able to find. So, even if it’s a predator, I’m going to call him Shrike.

If you happen to know of an artist that has done a life size Shrike sculpture, please hook me up as now that I’ve managed to convince Amy to let me have one Shrike in my backyard, I’m pretty confident that I can get another one approved by my art procurement committee.

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Aug 21 2015

My Mom’s Exhibit At CU’s Macky Fall Exhibition 2015

I love my mom’s art. If you aren’t familiar with it, following is a piece that will be at her exhibit starting next week at CU.

#1259 Springtime Suite 1, acrylic painting on paper with collage, 22x30_, 2012 copy sm

The opening reception is going to be at 6pm on 8/27 at Andrew J. Macky Gallery in the foyer of Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado Boulder (285 University Avenue, Boulder).

I’ll be there along with my mom, dad, Amy, and a bunch of other friends. Come join us. For a taste of what else will be there, here’s another piece from the exhibit.

#1260 Springtime Suite 2, acrylic painting on paper with collage, 22x30_, 2012

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