|My mother and I at Sacred Texts|
|Our pet bat for a day...|
Here are some cool pics Aurora got of some of the fans who showed to collect their bounty and celebrate the most glorious day of the year!
|A whole legion of Ghostbusters!|
|These guys are getting married in a few months!|
|Miranda with "Hide" (cereal box type recyclables||)|
Our main purpose for going to Nashville Saturday was actually for the Art Walk and to see the last exhibit to ever be held at MIR Gallery. For it's finale, owner and curator Miranda Herrick displayed collected works of her own- REDUCED, REUSED, RECYCLED. I gave Miranda some of my free Superman comics since she's one of the biggest fans I know. I was lucky enough to exhibit my own work at MIR Gallery with my Cult of Personality series in 2009 as well as other group opportunities.
|"Rocket Science" (sewn Starburst wrappers)|
|Design from Cherry Dr. Pepper Cans|
A lot of Miranda's work including her illustration, involve and evoke strong and intricate patterns and designs. With these works, she used recycled post-consumer materials to make art. She displayed one of her rugs crocheted out of plastic shopping and newspaper bags. Other works included panels with cut-up aluminum cans arranged in beautiful kaleidoscope looking patterns.
"I must first gather the dozens, or hundreds, of shapes and remove them from their original designs before crafting my artwork. The ease of this accumulation serves as a more evident reminder of the vastness of our culture's consumption than the consumer's flippant toss of a can into the recycling bin or -egad!- the garbage can."
-From the Artist
The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes