12.13.2008

haikus

Look at that warbler--

he's wiping his muddy feet

all over the plum blossom.

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This mushroom is

deadly. and, of course,

it's also very pretty.


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A quick rattle of hail

as day breaks,

on the camellia leaves.

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Extricating itself from thorns,

a bush warbler,

soars high.


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So distant from the moon --

the colour and scent

of wisteria blossom.



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While I've found these in the "Classic Haiku" book by Tom Lowenstein, in random order,
I've copied them here above in a specific order.
-tami

12.03.2008

Why we make art...

This is but one of the reasons we make art...

I received this letter today, from a mother of one of the fallen soldiers that we painted in Chester's class and which ended up in the exhibit "Faces of the Fallen" :

Thank you so much. In 2006, I attended the Tribute to Fallen Soldiers in Washington DC, and my sister and nephew went with me. We decided to visit Arlington Ntl to pay tribute to some of my son’s comrades. As we walked into the gates, something kept pushing me towards the Womens Bldg,which at first I had no desire to go into. But, I had this eerie feeling, so we did. I stopped by the desk to sign the guestbook,.when my sister yelled, OMG, Fay, get over here,you have got to see this. I ran around the corner and there was this display of paintings, and there was the pic of Tracy,the one in the pic below. You did an AWESOME job…I started to cry and so did she,that is why I would like to have it. It was beautiful ... I visit him daily,I miss him so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Fay West

These are some of the paintings I did for that show in 2005:


11.18.2008

coining words

In thinking about life, 2008, I tried to coin a few words:

"Be amazed at the modesty of the supertalents and the hubris of the mediocre.Be inspired, be inspiring, have vision, have heart."

11.16.2008

Bolinas Museum Miniatures Invitational 2008

Bolinas 20th Annual Invitational Exhibition


Mini Show: Holiday Benefit for the Museum
Small works by over 85 Bay Area artists, Curated by Dieter Tremp
Nov. 22 - Dec. 28, 2008

Please join us for the reception Saturday 11/22/08, 3-5pm



2" x 2" for the Bolinas Museum Invitational.

http://www.bolinasmuseum.org/genadd.html

11.10.2008

"real art"

"real art"
this phrase was overheard in a bathroom stall at an art auction:
"...and to think, i paid $160 for REAL art"

this made me pause to think...is there fake art?
there may be "bad" art, or reproduced art, but isn't all art "real?"

thoughts for a Fall day

order, organization, clutter, de-clutter, clarity
good friends, shared experiences, furtive smiles

10.25.2008

sculpture

for submission to an upcoming show.
click on any for larger image.
















all rights reserved © tami sloan tsark

10.14.2008

Show has been delivered

After a few last minute decisions, Past, Present, Personal has been delivered to the Marin Arts Council. Phew!
I reserved a few of the pieces for other shows, since this one will hang until Feb. 2009.

Hope y'all feel free to join us for the reception at Hamilton AFB, Hangar 5, Novato, CA.
Thursday 10/30/08 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

10.05.2008

The Painting List for "Past, Present, Personal"

These paintings are those that will be shown October 26, 2008 - February 13, 2008
at Hamilton AFB, Hanger 5, Marin Arts Council.

Am still in the editing process, so please e-mail me and let me know your LEAST two to four favorite paintings. :)

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(*Click on any thumbnail to view larger image)


Red Orb, 18x16, oil on board


Personna, 23.5" x 19.5", oil on vellum, framed



Awkward Summer, 10 x 6, oil on discarded board


Spring Chill, Oil on Board, 30 x 20



Dappled Fly Fishing, 10" x 12", Oil on Discarded Board


Redemption, 16 x 15, Oil on discarded cabinet panel


Dark Rain, 25 x 19, oil on panel




Catting Around, 11.5" x 16", oil on board


Around The Bend, 6” x 26” x 2.5, Oil on discarded Door Core


Ghost Cowboy, 14" x 6", Oil on Discarded Board



Siblings, Oil on Panel, 19" x 25"





This Little Piggy, 6" x 26", oil on discarded wood scrap


Bewitched, 10" x 5", Oil on Discarded Floor Sample


Out Of The Fire, 9" x 12",Oil on Pit-fired Ceramic Tile


Windblown II, Oil on Discarded Board, 20" x 24"


Windblown, 12" x 16" UF, 20" x 25" framed, oil on panel




Beachwalk, 26" x 20", oil on panel, framed


Longface, 7" x 33", oil on Found Board


Censored Gurls, 26" x 20", oil on canvas, framed


Mystery Man 8026, 25" x 19", oil on panel



Saved, 9" x 12", oil on canvas

9.27.2008

Reworked "possible works"

After some thought and input, reworked this Crossroads piece. Not sure it's for the better, but here is "v2" (click image to enlarge)




Here's also another piece I worked on last night,
"Saved"
oil on canvas, 10 x 12
(implied metaphor - save us from fire, floods, economy, war.)
(also click on image to enlarge)

9.26.2008

You're Invited: Save the Date - Oct 30th, Thursday

"Past, Present, Personal"
Group Show
Marin Community Foundation
5 Hamilton Landing, Novato, CA (HANGAR 5)
10/20/08 - 2/12/09

Reception:
Thursday 10/30/08 (4:30pm - 6:30 pm)

9.13.2008

Academy of Sciences, SF Preview 2008



check out these pods:

then, there's a camera in the exhibit!


(for those of you who remember the skull wall exhibit from the old Acad Sciences)

collections:





(Had y'all fooled, huh? Thought I was capable of hanging out with a handsome young thing. Well, it's true, we did hang out a bit, but here's Nick's lovely girlfriend, Leigh...)

We made her go back for this one...She matched the floor color.

8.18.2008

august 2008_new work

"Personna"
oil on vellum - August 16, 2008, © tami sloan tsark






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More for the "Traveler" series:

"Young Female Traveler"
Oil on discarded wood
5"-ish by 12" ish, © tami sloan tsark