domingo, 23 de abril de 2017
sábado, 22 de abril de 2017
jueves, 20 de abril de 2017
Offering and Proof Project
In this project, I carry a sculpture I have carved to the peak and offered it to the mountain. This is a symbolic act expressing my climber’s feeling of gratitude toward the mountain for allowing me to reach its summit safely.
In a broader sense, offering the sculpture not only means offering the artwork itself but also the time spent creating the piece and the skills acquired in the process. Considering that my artwork is an extension of myself, I believe that by leaving my sculpture there at the peak, it becomes part of the mountain and I, therefore, somehow become one with the mountain.
miércoles, 19 de abril de 2017
Fragment, 2016, Acrylic paint, cord, linen, thread, 9 x 6 x 1 in., Photo: Richard Nicol
"To enable me to pull the weight of a much larger painting, I sewed to harness based on those worn by body builders for strength training. Dragging around the literal weight of painting is a fitting metaphor for my practice practice goals right now. History lionizes macho gestures, but I'm looking for something more personal: new insights into the mashup of irony, humor, emotional pain, and earnestness that has driven my work over the past eight years." Margie Livingston, Artist Statement
Meguru, bronze, Uzumaki Series, 2012
"Gerard Tsutakawa’s designs are a confluence of the cultures and traditions of the Pacific Rim.
Gerard grew up with a rich heritage of Japanese design creativity and sensibility combined with a lifetime spent in the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful natural environment. In addition, exposure to the esthetics of cultures around the Pacific Rim instilled a humanistic approach to his creative process."
martes, 18 de abril de 2017
Candy (hansel and gretel series), 2015, oil/alkyd on canvas with paper, 36"x48"
"I am interested in complex story telling using cultural myths and histories that reach back into our collective and personal pasts. Figures and still life figures evolve as open ended metaphors for concepts and environments that are themselves also metaphors, and therefore fold - like fabric, time, or paint - back in on themselves. Like a poem, a painting is a surface. The depth is in the surface (oddly). It sort of dawns on you - like the way one remembers a dream sometimes, in fragments that float up all through the day, assembling themselves oddly, disturbingly."
Oyster Factory, 2013, oil on canvas on panel, 36 X 30”
"I don’t think of myself as a realist painter in the currently accepted sense. I work from photographs, which are themselves abstractions – one step removed from reality. I travel further into abstraction by removing details, shifting things around, changing perspective, exaggerating the quality, color, and direction of light, investing the shadows with greater emotional intensity. The paintings wander far afield of straightforward observations of reality, and instead become my own emotional response to the places and objects depicted."
lunes, 17 de abril de 2017
domingo, 16 de abril de 2017
viernes, 14 de abril de 2017
jueves, 13 de abril de 2017
miércoles, 12 de abril de 2017
Particle, 2012. A particle, a minuscule matter of energy in constant flux that is endlessly combining with others in infinite transformations creating a wholeness, a continuous loop of evolution/ devolution: Existance.