Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Elizabeth Berrien: WIRED!

When we think of fine art, we usually think of art found in the finest museums and galleries. If that's the case, where do our thoughts go when we try to associate art with wire? Topiaries? Jewelry?

Meet Elizabeth Berrien (1950-). She is accepted art master of wire medium and her art is exhibited in major galleries and museums.

Berrien has created a technique that she describes as: "...unique form of non-traditional wire sculpture, a complex hybrid of lace-making and engineering." Rather than write anymore, let her work speak for itself.

(If you'd like to see her process, go to: http://www.wirelady.com/berrienwireprogpage.html)

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Times They Are A-changin'

For 3 years (and over 150 issues), I've written a weekly blog. Over the same time period, a lot of internet competition has been added. It's possible to spend the whole day reading email, Facebook, Twitter, favorite blogs, and the list goes on.

Realizing that my readers have limited time, I thought it might be easier if this blog was twice a month. One monthly blog will be the same as I've been writing; the other will be based on the progress of my art and explorations.

When I meet subscribers, they tell me how much they enjoy the articles on art, artists and art history. On the other hand, there's a lot more response when I write about the art I've been making. I think I've come up with a way to satisfy both. (This idea is not written in stone and if you have suggestions, I'd love to hear from you.)

Thanks to all my loyal readers. I appreciate you more than you know. R.