Happy Birthday to me, the new studio is finally all set up. My husband helped me convert the utility/laundry room of our bungalow into a small sunny studio. I think it sort of looks like a Vermeer interiorwith the checkered floor and window panes.
We drove route 66 all the way across the country from Texas to Santa Monica, California last week. It was an epic moving trip, the car was loaded with cats, clothes, art materials, and more. Along the way I finally saw Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo too. I can’t wait to set up my new studio but until then enjoying exploring Santa Monica and Venice as well as hitting the beach.
I decided to hang my MFA paintings in a constellation format. Playing off the science fiction whimsy of the imagery and the small satellite quality of the paintings themselves.
video link to watch: gold diggers of 1933 -violin sequence
Magnetic Fields song with the lyrics about Busby Berkeley:
I should have forgotten you long ago
But you’re in every song I know
Whining and pining is wrong and so
On and so forth, of course of course,
But no, you can’t have a divorce
I haven’t seen you in ages
But it’s not as bleak as it seems
We still dance on whirling stages
In my Busby Berkeley dreams
The tears have stained all the pages
Of my True Romance magazines
We still dance in my outrageously beautiful
Busby Berkeley dreams