Sunday, December 22, 2013

In the Snow Lightly Falling

Happy, happy holidays to everyone!
See you in 2014.

In the aftermath of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, Dick Allen, the Poet Laureate of Connecticut, kept thinking of the words “in the snow lightly falling.” Somewhat reluctantly he wrote the short poem “Solace” with the child victims of Newtown in mind, but didn't publicize it, for fear of "using" the tragedy to further his art.  Eventually, however, the poem made its way to a Pulitzer prize-winning composer (William Bolcom), who was struck by the simple beauty of the poem, and set it to music.  You can read more and hear the poem and the music here.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Take a Page From a Strange French Book About Paranormality...

cut it in half and make two collages:

She's Option No. 3
(the top half)

You Should Better Not Choose Orange (collaboration #10 between Sabine Remy and Lynn Skordal
(the bottom half)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Three Ladies (deedle dee, deedle dee, dee)

First I had to cut one out and replace her with Lou, then I had to let her meet Johnny Depp...

Remnants of Lou


Monday, December 9, 2013

Two New Collaboration Pieces

 You Should Better Not Choose Orange
(Collaboration #10 between Sabine Remy & Lynn Skordal, 2013)

The Swarm
(Collaboration #11 between Sabine Remy & Lynn Skordal, 2013)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Recent Kollage Kit Pieces

 Via Teleportation
(weekly theme: flight)

 Paperworker, Raised By Wolves
(weekly theme: create your own family)

Slam Dunk in Turkey
(weekly theme: from the scrap pile)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Muskrat Love

Her face is from a 1595 painting entitled Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez  by Lavinia Fontana.  Antonietta (as well as her father, two sisters and other family members) had "hypertrichosis" (aka “werewolf syndrome”), a rare genetic disorder that causes an abnormal amount of hair to grow on the body, including the face.  Antonietta and her sisters became famous because of their condition, and were subject to much public scrutiny, including medical investigations and portrait sittings.

Friday, November 22, 2013

After You, No, After YOU...

A couple new collaborations by Sabine Remy and me:

 Birds (collaboration #8 between Sabine Remy and Lynn Skordal, 2013)

 Formation of the Universe: The Base Hypothesis (collaboration #9 between Sabine Remy and Lynn Skordal, 2013)

Sabine is busily snipping and framing in preparation for an exhibit of her lovely collages to open in early December...everybody in Dusseldorf should go see them!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Civilizing the Pottawatamie (A Flipper Demonstration)

Was looking at a collection of E. Curtis' photos at the Chihuly Glass Museum this weekend. The richness of culture was sad to see, given the effectiveness with which we European overlords destroyed it.