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Rosie's Arts And Crafts

I have been visiting this Lady Rosie's blog every so often. She lives in England and does all kinds of arts and crafts that involve paper and cross stitching. She has made some of the paper animals from my book Kirigami Menagerie and I have enjoyed looking at her versions of my designs. Today I saw her Dragon and I had to post it on my blog. She did an excellent job watercoloring it, although she mentioned that making the dragon was a very difficult process. It looks good to me!


Peepshow #8 video

I recently reworked on my old piece "Peepshow #8". Originally, the interior space of the piece had white walls and white ceiling. But I was not completely happy about the way it looked, so I decided to paint the entire interior space in red, the same color I used to paint wooden balls inside this piece. Also I got rid of a tiny bow that was originally tied to the swing set. It just looked unnecessary. I uploaded the video on the web. Here is the piece in action.


Kirigami Animals review video

I came across this You Tube video someone posted reviewing my Kirigami Animal kit.

I appreciate that this boy did a really good job making the animals following the instructions. Here is the link.



My photographic images are printed on sheets of oxidized metal (mostly steel) using the liquid photo emulsion called "Liquid Light". It is manufactured by the company : Rockland.
For the online portfolio of my photography work, Click here.
My work is represented by Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH.

Here is the artist statement on this part of my work.
My photographic work deals with the transformation of the physical and conceptual properties of the medium by means of time. My images are printed on oxidized sheet metal through the application of photographic emulsion onto the surface. In this process the rust on the metal penetrates the image from underneath and surfaces to become part of the image. The time represented by a photographic image, which belongs to the past, is physically shifted and relocated by the decay of the material, which is the manifestation of on-going time. The senses of permanence and timelessness conventionally associated with photographic prints are re-examined by the impermanence implied by the material. In a literal and symbolic sense, my main subject-matters: female nudes provide the ground where these 2 points in time meet and the figures work as a catalyst to accelerate this transformation of the medium due to the transient nature of beauty with which female nudes are viewed. Sometimes by juxtaposing oxidation against the figure and sometimes by blending the oxidation with the figure, I try to create a visual and psychological tension. I would like to continue exploring a new possibility of dialogue that would bridge images, materials and time.