Monday, January 24, 2011

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Life has been throwing lots of craziness my way and I am aware that its been like that for a lot of people lately. Lets just say its been a series of unfortunate events! Actually, looking back on the last month I am really surprised how well I navigated through it all. BUT...there were also pleasant surprises as well....and that is what I am going to write about today.

So this farmer calls me and says I have a truck load of canvas for you. I say Wow great! but honestly I am thinking that I have just inherited a truck load of kindling. A little while later he is unloading 7 good sized canvases of which half have been painted on already...One was actually a painting of a urinal..LOL! I looked around and thought these are dirty, dirty canvases. (hummm.. now that is a good name for a show! "Dirty, Dirty, Canvas") LOL!
Upon further inspection I realised that these canvases are on 1 and 2 inch heavy duty museum quality gallery wrap stretcher bars...Jackpot!!!...Today I spent the day stripping the canvas off the stretcher bars and pulling out all the staples and I am totally psyched with what I am left with. Thank You Mr. Farmer! What a Gift!
The photo above was taken from my studio door of the recent ice storm.

Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer