Monday, September 29, 2014

Electra

Daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon.  Sister to Iphigenia and Chrysothemis.
In 2005-2006 I was afforded a wonderful opportunity as the artist-in-residence of Talent West Gallery in Denver to recreate the stories from Greek tragedies.  I worked with talented theatre actors and costume designers and produced a series called WOMEN IN MASKS.   Over the weekend I pulled out my negatives and will post images all week.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fortune Friday #17

Get your mind set - confidence will lead you on.
Polaroid transfer and pencil on paper, Suzanne Coley
Lucky Numbers: 9, 14, 17, 20, 26, 46



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Textile Arts Center, NYC

The vibrant window display catches your attention as you walk along 8th Street in Greenwich Village.
The moment you step into Textile Arts Center's workspace you feel the passion and energy of people who love textile.  
You see the pots heating special dyes.  
Looms with projects in various stages of completion as if you were weaving along with them.
Colorful, textured threads and yarns that invite you to look and touch.
Then you are greeted with the smiles.
Joey Casey preparing for his felting class.
The staff is ready to show you around, answer your questions, and even give you an impromptu demonstration like Joey Casey, one of their talented instructors, did.
Joey Casey demonstrating a felting project
I arrived around 2:15 pm on Wednesday, and Joey explained, "Wednesdays are for felting and soft sculpture."  Enthusiastic and kind, Joey patiently explained the felted soap projects he was going to teach that afternoon from 3-6pm.
Very modest with his credentials, I later learned that Joey was educated at Parson's School of Design and is a fiber and textile designer in his own right.  Specializing in fashion design, everything textile, and knitting, he works with New York City designers as well as teaches at Textile Arts Center.
Holding a completed "felted soap"
All the students were going to go home with one of these felted soaps.
Felting at Textile Arts Center

Monday, September 22, 2014

Inspiration

comes from a variety of sources:


Embrace your uniqueness and follow your own path.   

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Paper Art Magazine

Many thanks to Paige Martin, Assistant Editor at Interweave, and staff for selecting my handmade molded papers for their Paper Art magazine.
Handmade molded paper article and art by Suzanne Coley
 Lots of fun and easy projects to do!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fortune Friday #16

You have a deep appreciation of the arts and music.
Lucky Numbers: 9, 14, 19, 20, 39, 59

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Running with Flames

Letter from a Serious Man #3

All this partying is gonna get you every time!
Running with Flames - mixed media, 2014
If you want to run around with a flaming crotch, I don't care.  But drugs, that's gonna mess with your art.  I'm telling you!
Well, this is 2nd Avenue.  Your stop, isn't it?


© 2014 Suzanne Coley

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mirrors

Strange, that there are dreams, that there are mirrors.
Strange that the ordinary, worn-out ways
of every day encompass the imagined
and endless universe woven by reflections.
    Jorge Luis Borges  (taken from his poem Los Espejos)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

International Artists to Watch

The Stairwell,  2009 by Rosalind Kennedy
Emergence 2014 at Galerie Myrtis

The voice and vision of 60 artists from across the world will be presented in the exhibition “Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch.”  Selected by local and international panel of jurors, artworks and short films offer a global perspective on the cultural, political and societal concerns of contemporary artists.
Countries represented: Burkina Faso, Canada, Cuba, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Nigeria, Spain, United States and Zimbabwe.

September 14 – November 15, 2014

Opening Reception
Sunday, September 14, 2014
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Artists’ Talk
Sunday, October 19, 2014
2:00 – 4:00 pm

The Jurors
Sharon Burton, Founder, The Artinista Art Advisory, Washington, D.C.
Robert Devereux, Founder, African Arts Trust and Chairman, Frieze Events & Magazines Ltd, London, England
Deana Haggag, Director, The Contemporary (Museum) of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland
Makgati Molebatsi, Board Member, Bag Factory Artists Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fortune Friday #15

Fortune Fridays by Suzanne Coley
 Follow the middle path.
Fortune Friday
 Neither extreme will make you happy.
 Lucky Numbers: 9, 12, 14, 20, 34, 55
One-of-a-kind artist's book inspired by today's fortune - created 12 September 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Textures, Seoul

 Walking around Seoul, I was inspired by many of the city's textures.
 Here are a few I captured with my camera.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Memories of Seoul

Now that I am back in Baltimore, I have time to reflect on my trip to Seoul. 
Most days began with a trip to Dunkin Donuts or some other cafe for coffee and a pastry.
I really liked riding the trains.  Clean and efficient, signs were in Korean, Chinese, and English.
Some stations had cute sculptures.
Stepping stones were everywhere!
Markets were large and there was something for everyone.
I loved my daily meetings with the "Info" Ladies.  They were life savers. Absolutely lovely!
 You could spend all day in a one mile zone!
An amazing calligraphy shop.  Queen Elizabeth visited here!  (I couldn't take photos inside.)
 After a long day I liked to stop for dumplings on the street.
 The owner began to expect me at 8pm sharp.
And, I didn't disappoint her.  Besides, these dumplings were excellent and they cost only $4.00 US.
Bright lights guided me back to my room.

Friday, September 5, 2014

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