Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I do not lecture about peace as Professor Zinn did. I hope to move people through the arts. For years it was in the performing arts and through the written word. Now it is more visual. Instead of creating works depicting the horrors of our world as we know it today, I am hoping to regain a child's perspective; something pure, simple, and magical. I am hoping that from there I as well as my audience and folks who purchase my work can dissolve the rage and the paralysis of fear and find the will and imagination to make positive change reality.
Images from "Return to Innocence" on display at Cafe Carolina, Encino CA Feb 6 - Mar 31
I'm, in only the most loving way possible, poking the what not out of wool in an effort to finish all my sculptural wool painting pieces on time for my February 6th opening of "Return to Innocence" at Cafe Carolina. I'm emailing everyone who I think should be invited, Facebooking them, tweeting them, calling...taking a break to do some wet felting for a customer and beginning another special order of matching steeds from my http://nushkie.etsy.com shop, fulfilling donations that I signed up for and looking for the vacuum, so my house does not fall into further disarray...all in time to pick up my beloved little girl from the Kindergarten later. Good luck! Sometimes, balancing the administrative, the artistic and the family aspect of my life and hoping to achieve the best results in all, feels like I'm reaching for heaven and it is just one width of a lock of wool fleece beyond my finger tips! And yet I know if I keep reaching, keep stretching, I will get there.
"Reaching Heaven" by Rebecca Varon
Sculptural Wool Painting
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Needle felting or felting in general, has long been established as a craft. You can find craft supplies and shops selling the finished goods all over the web. What you may not often find is needle felting in the category of fine art. And yet, the beauty, the texture, the imagery is easily comparable to paintings and sculpture. It’s just a paradigm shift…a soft, fuzzy, vibrant and natural one!