cutting corners

I didn’t like the colors, so I made this black and white.

Then cut corners, and added filters as a disguise.

In the first one, the corners are very distinct. In the second one, everything is layered and rotated over and over, so the stripes appear more blended.



And another one in color.


lace studies

I’m enjoying the artwork of Tamara Gonzales today. Not a fiber artist, but an artist using fiber.

lace studies

Recently I have been spray painting through lace. This has allowed me to make paintings with an economy of surface that still contains my favorite things; Baroque churches; rose windows; altars; pattern; decoration; excess and gaudiness.


A police mugshot of Dilma Rousseff from 1970. She was arrested in Sao Paulo on Jan. 16, 1970. (Reuters)

Newly sworn-in Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff poses for a picture at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech after being sworn in at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. Rousseff, a former rebel who was imprisoned and tortured during the nation’s 21-year military dictatorship, was sworn in as Brazil’s first female president Saturday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)