Monday, August 30, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
I am in love with this artist, Miss Van, and her latest collection "Mascaras" She was featured in High Fructose magazine Vol. 15 recently. This piece "Mascaras #8 " is part of that collection.
"These works powerfully present a delicate balance between the classic and modern.
They focus on the elegance and extreme sensuality of the raw female body, the decorated animals at their side as well as the animals within them, and above all the hidden intimacy that is discretely revealed via the masks that the poupees wear." -Princesas Market
She is currently living in Barcelona, Spain.
Monday, August 2, 2010
My mother in Law traveled to Europe in 1954, I was looking through her very detailed scrapbook over the weekend and found this beautiful program cover for The Lido Champs - Elysees Paris. The Lido is still going strong showcasing topless show girls to this day.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Currently reading this book by Linda M Scott. It is a well researched amazing book. I highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn about the history of Feminism and the ladies that were a bit on the wild side that got left out of the history books.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The machine gun in this piece was painstakingly hand embroidered in shades of pink thread. "Ms. Bathsheba Ira" is one of 9 life size images in this series. Come see them in person at AKA Gallery 3001 Paseo this Friday, June 4th at the show opening from 6-10PM.
The thought-provoking pieces are collages featuring, according to Artus, three key components: vintage ads, images of the Virgin Mary or a nun, and weapons. “I select ads that show some of the things that we as women were – and still are – told to buy if we want to have a good life or keep a man;” Artus says, “this bra, that book, this lingerie, that product.” On top of the ads, Artus places the images of the Virgin Mary or a nun – selected, according to Artus, for their symbolism of being the good girl or the ideal, well-behaved woman. “The expectation to be pure is part of what I’m exploring. These pieces express so many of my thoughts on religion and on the complexities of being a woman.” The weapons, ironically hand-embroidered in feminine shades of pink and yellow, are the finishing touch that Artus calls “symbols of power”.
“I find my journey through life as a woman one of my greatest curiosities;” says Artus; “in all of my work, I am trying to define what it means to be a woman or an aspect of the female persona and how our experiences are unique from men. My work is often very whimsical and disturbing at the same time.”
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
I am also the headmistress for the OKC branch of Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School. It is a cabaret meets life drawing event. We have fabulous burlesque models, roller girls, belly dancers, etc. We have Dr. Sketchy's once a month at IAO Gallery. It is $10 to get in & you must be 21 to enter. Come check out the fun. For more information go check out the National Dr. Sketchy's site at: http://www.drsketchy.com/