Thursday, November 8, 2012

On View: Tiffany Bozic

I love when female artists have babies and make post-pregnancy art.  Remember when Bjork came out with her 6th album Medulla, composed almost entirely of sounds made by the human voice?  It was an astonishing feat - gutsy, creative, and inspired.  Much of her inspiration came from the recent birth of her daughter Isadora. 

Tonight you can view the meticulously detailed paintings of another new mom, Tiffany Bozic, opening at the Joshua Liner Gallery from 6-8 PM. Aptly titled, Transformation embodys many new themes for Bozic.  While her subject matter of flora and fauna (both real and imagined) remains,  she has ventured into new territory informed by a profoundly new experience and the dawn of bringing a little person into this crazy world.  Explained in her own words, "From the shifting perspective of a new mom, I thought a lot about the planet into which I was bringing my daughter. Some of the paintings reflect the sacrifice and transformative changes of pregnancy.” 

Flesh and Blood


Bozic's pure talent is fascinating on its own and can hold a light to celebrated naturalists like James Audubon and Ernst Haeckel.  Her paintings, however, have a more playful edge, and build castles in the air. 

The cherry on top: Gingko Press recently released her first Monograph, "Drawn by Instinct" , a gorgeous collection of her gifted work, available through the gallery this evening and through Amazon

Happy arting!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

First Snow + Comradeship

Old man winter is here, and her name is Athena.  

While most of us in the New York City area were unharmed by little miss Sandy, there are many still dealing with the devastating effects.  And today, along comes winter storm Athena. Donations, which are still very much needed, can be made to the RED CROSS disaster relief fund.

Not only does the American Red Cross serve humanity, but they also have one of the most beautiful logos of all time.  Designed by Henri Durant in 1863, the logo serves as a symbol of protection. Their vintage ads are lovely examples of Americana, but more so remind me of the good in people.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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This is really BIG news. RA RA RIOT ALBUM RELEASE!

ohmygosh, hello blog!

Wow, hang gliding on a Dorito is really fun!  But as my friend put it, "You've been hang gliding on that Dorito for a looooong time!"  So, it's time to get back to the business of blogging about all the lovely stuff that I think, see, make, and do!

There are lots of updates, projects, news, and adventures to tell you all about.  Including decorating the little nerd nest I call home with my boo, escaping to Nantucket in the fall, building little terrarium worlds, and many upcoming art shows! Oh, and did I mention, a new blog design by 18th & Oak!!!

Thanks for hanging in there with me, now let's get off that Dorito and get down to brass tacks!

(Above: Heart Doily Print by Ashley Goldberg)