That man wandering with a camera in his hands stops every so often and makes a portrait. These portraits are most often of the garden variety hose, caught at work or at play, doing the things that hoses do best.
Ordinary Happiness by Sandy Kinnee Some events in our lives are so small and insignificant as to be invisible, even to us. Only later do we recognize them for the joy they offered, like the purr of a kitten.
3000 rocks, pointing skyward for 6500 years are endlessly pregnant with
meaning lost to those who look only at surfaces. I have wandered between
these standing stones and am now and forever drawn to them, the
Alignments at Carnac. Read my paintings and drawings as poems written
for you in a language prehistoric. Don’t be surprised that you already
recognize as familiar this unwritten tongue. If you don’t worry about
the spelling you can hear the music, feel the cadence, hear past the
lack of logic.
The Kimono Prints: 1979 to 1989 The original intent, in
selecting the kimono shape, was to use a non -Western shaped motif as a
format for my prints. I had already employed fan shapes. Kimonos seemed
like a very logical step. The first series, "A Non-Geometric Kimono",
used a famous, well known Noh costume as a format. The image was overt
and I made one hundred variations. Each kimono was assembled from four
pieces of handmade paper, sewn together by a studio assistant. The
primary goal was to create a series of prints where the ink, paper, and
stenciled color changed and the image and format were constant. While
each piece could stand on its own, the entire series was to be
considered in terms of process. In later kimono series, such as
"Hybrid", the divergent and unexpected images from non-western
traditions onto the kimono format. For "Hybrid" I repeated the image
from a Mimbres pottery bowl. More than 400 Kimono shaped pieces exist, a
number in museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum, Portland
Art Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, and others. The Purdue
University Engineering School hangs several in their building to
demonstrate the connection between creation and skill.