Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Tempesta" 3ft. by 4ft. oils by Sari Grove, (still wet & yellowish right now), a preview bit about in a video...

Tempesta still drying on January 24, 2011, not finished yet, though I am...sigh...oils on linen 36 x 48 x 2-1/4" ©2011GroveCanada


If North American covered sports stadiums allowed Trumpeter Swans in, in the winter months, the swans could fly & keep warm...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclid Read about Euclid- math & art are neighbours you know!

Today, Sunday January 23 (this is an edit), I fed bird seed to 6 Trumpeter swans at Bluffer's park at the bottom of Brimley road on Lake Ontario...There was L02 who is friendly & a little skittish, H11 who sat right in front of me & happily ate from a pile of bird seed at my feet, & I50 who was afraid at first of the bird seed but after some talking from me decided to go ahead & try it...There was one under a year old Trumpeter swan also eating on the shore but was untagged as of yet, & then two younger untagged ones still with the dusty grey colour of youth who were happy to swim in the unfrozen part of the lake & were too shy to come in...I should note someone left several breadlike pretzel things but they had completely frozen & the swans were not able to eat them...If you do bring bread, make sure it is in small pieces & stick around to feed it from your hands so it doesn't freeze on the ground first...I get wild bird seed in 18Kg or 15Kg bags from Canadian Tire at Danforth & Main, on sale for $12.99 Canadian for a 18Kg bag...The wild bird seed is cheap & very very nutritious & all the waterbirds know it & are happy to eat it & they don't fight over the bird seed like they fight over bread...I am not sure where Hamlet & Ophelia are who live at Bluffer's year round (S08, & O83)...But I am sure they are fine...Please feed waterbirds in winter, it can make the difference between life or death...





video
Please Note: the finished work when dry, will have a colder,bluer tone...Sari

ArtMajeur.com "Tempesta"a bit about the style...

Stereoblindness in artists Ugh, I already have synesthesia, coming from my grandpa being a sports photographer & my grandma being a pianist- I see sounds...Today I took a pic of myself to check a hairdo question(I am letting my roots grow in, to heck with highlights) with my mom & saw in the pic that my right eye seems to be not complete friends with my left eye...Ok, time for a vacation from painting! I knew I was tired but wasn't sure why...My eyes! My eyes are tired...I won't start a new work for a while...I'm going to rest on my new laurel Tempesta for a while...

    The current spate of ADD-like attention spans makes the argument that someone talks too much popular right now...What I find is that people seem to have less patience for any sort of discussion beyond 140 words...This lack of patience is ruder to me...Some subjects require explanation, particularly if delicate or complex...Also, there is nothing more boring than going to a dinner party & sitting with a lump who doesn't talk...The assumption that a talkative person is insecure is also false...Many alphas are talkers...Think of some Presidents...Talking, communicating, is not a bad thing...Those who are too impatient to listen may be missing out on some new learning...Listening is a habit that needs to be cultivated...I have happily listened to many an hour long lecture in university (well 45 minutes)...It is a muscle that needs to be developed...

3 comments:

grovecanada said...

Is it because I am a girl? I was silently asking myself this question as I read your piece...Is it because I am a girl that I couldn't care less about stadiums or football or baseball or hockey? That I don't care about the experience or the artistry either way because it is always men playing at these stadiums...I often wonder if it is just the gender thing...I like sports, I play & played sports...What is wrong with me that I find going to a sports stadium to see a sports game less inviting than going to a dentist? Especially since my dentist now offers cool sunglasses & a tv set feed...Ok, I get it...I'm going to need to think about the dentistry experience to understand what you are talking about...My dentist is offering a better experience which makes me not care as much how good she is...As an artist, I should try to make the experience of looking at my art more fun, better...Which I guess I do, do...I make sure I served Bisol Prosecco at the grand opening of a gallery I happened to have some works of art in...Even though it wasn't my gallery, nor a solo show, I paid out of my own pocket to make sure nobody got cheap wine...(I also knew the other art was uneven & was afraid of my own collectors being disappointed with showing up-so I planned to bribe them with great bubbly...)
And so on...Yes, I have always looked up to the art experience...Hated when artists showed up grungy in a grungy white room with grungy snacks & grungy glasses...(Though if grunge is done with class can be pulled off)...No, my art world was something like a Mercedes Benz-nice to get into, performed well, looks great, a lifestyle improvement...
I haven't been to my dentist in years- despite the tv & the cool sunglasses, I still brush madly in hopes of avoiding that fate...The fate of having to have another person prodding my mouth with sterile utensils...(not that unsterilized ones would be better...)
I don't go to sport stadiums much either...Maybe it is because I don't like to use pubic bathrooms, or waiting in a line to get in, or sitting beside 50 thousand strangers, or sitting for 4 hours to watch ants throw a ball around, or maybe it's just because most professional athletes are still men & I can't see making a buck out of this experience...I think the tv sets & the better hot dogs & the "experience" stuff is for us, the women, who are usually bored out of our skulls at sporting events...I guess it's a good thing...It makes it a little more palatable...
It'd be nice if they spent more money on the artistry of the sporting event though...Forget about more tv sets, if they want to appeal to us girls, well, they gotta pay more girls more money to play sports at these male dominant stadiums...
Girls can identify with other girls playing sports...Not lesbians, just plain old ordinary women...Take half the money spent on male athletes & give it to women athletes...Maybe then I will watch...That would be artistry...Not experience...
I think sometimes experience is a way of covering up for lack of artistry...
Well the art is just ok, but the wine is fabulous!
Well, it's all men playing, but try this delicious hot dog!
Ok, my time is up...Thanks for the thought & a belated Happy New Year!

Sari Grove
GroveCanada

grovecanada said...

The problem is with the art, not with censorship or lack of censorship or funding or funding cuts or threats either way...
Referring casually to gay or lesbian in common parlance is actually medically incorrect & non-specific...
The whole history of this gay lesbian talk really has to do with the advent of the pill then later versions of birth control in the form of progesterone, that are known to cause adrenal gland failure, adrenal gland weakness, adrenal gland problems- various levels of the same thing...
Boys & girls were born, of mothers who took progesterone based birth control & their adrenal glands had problems...A weak adrenal gland causes gender dysphoria, fight-flight response sluggishness, immunity problems, & worse case scenario, adrenal gland failure which is aids...
Labelling an art exhibit gay or lesbian, or by gay or lesbian artists, is really not on target...
If the art was presented as by or for people who have weak adrenal glands, then public sympathy would be greater & people would stop running around saying those artists are a bunch of sinners...
It has to do with being correct & specific in the art & the description of the artists themselves...If people understand how adrenal gland weakness came into being, these art exhibits would no longer be suppressed...
I hope this comment makes it through...(if you get threatened with spending cuts I'll understand)...

grovecanada said...

___, first, I apologize for the confusion...Joseph & I are both artists & we collaborate on everything together...For branding & for web security for myself, we often present as Joseph & Sari Grove...I signed Sari on the last comment, but should have made it clearer that you have been chatting with me all along...(although most of my opinions are tinted by Joseph's, so you are in fact correct in a way to be addressing him...)
That said, I have had similar experiences...Which is probably why I now have a bit of a suck it up attitude-which may not be right to have adopted...
I ordered a suit online for an event coming up & it didn't arrive...When I emailed them they said my card had not gone through...But they didn't tell me that, just cancelled the order...I went to the event in an old suit...This is where I learned this practice...Since then I doublecheck all charges to ensure things go through...Habit...
Your Fine Art America sites are very nice & from what I saw the product they offer is truly superior in many ways to other services...The price they charge of 30 dollars for the print on demand function is very very low considering...
I am guessing if they provided more customer service in the form of reminder type emails, the price would go up...
Here in Canada, we try to offer good products, but often cut back on social niceties, or more friendly reminder type emails, the type of thing that is more courteous- to save money...The bigger bucks spent here tend to be on employees, so when times are tough, like now, that is the first thing to go out the door...
Printing on Demand services are really volume based things, whether or not people want to know that...The truth of the matter, the nature of the beast, is that printing photomechanical reproductions of once original work is impersonal by nature...Everyone gets essentially the same thing...It is not really a personal or friendly object...Can be, but isn't...
To expect personal service from a print on demand volume company is like expecting...well, you think up the appropriate metaphor...
I wonder if other print on demand companies are the same? You know, nature of the beast?