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Monday, February 5, 2024

HOW THIS CAME TO BE

This new painting is named DANCING WITH MORNING GLORIES. It went through a number of titles. One I liked a lot was WHILE I WAS ON THE PHONE. Titles kept coming to me while the painting emerged. But that's it really. It is all just a dance.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM OPENS ITS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

A wonderful event every year. Mexic-Arte invites artists to make 12" x 12" artworks on boards they supply. From Ampersand art boards. The party will be February 2, 2024. This is named the MORNING GLORY SONG.
Mix and Match! Friends and relatives, too, will have their work available to support this wonderful institution!

Friday, January 5, 2024

SEEING THE PAINT, IN PERSON

At the BEE CAVES ART FOUNDATION, a person can see the paint. Paint is different from the digital reproduction of paint and paintings.These two will be on display for a couple of months at the Hive Gallery at the Bee Cave art Foundation. The one with the doll and Quan Yin is named LOVE AND HOMEGROWN TOMATOES. It's paintied on 1 inch thick cardboard. Oops. The other, one named JUMP!, is my homage to dichotomies everywhere. Notice the paint in the upclose details of the paintings.

FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY AT CERES

The Diversity of Women’s Voices CERES at 40 and Invited Guests January 9 – 27, 2024 This is an enormous exhibit. Powerful, moving and beautiful. Women in our culture have come a long way in the last 40 years. My painting in this exhibit is named CERTIFICATION. It is a narrative metaphor for chasing our ambitions, our goals.

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Ceres FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT

https://issuu.com/virginiamallon/docs/ceres_gallery_nyc_-_40th_anniversar_33db870c3b3b73

HIERARCHIES

I was taught the Taxonomy of Cognitive Function with evaluation at the top. At that time I thought "Uh, no." Creativity, synthesis, actually making stuff was No. 2. I thought, "Okay, evaluators wrote this." This was rewritten in about 2001 or 2002 as computers rewrote the world. There are lots of people and books who have not yet made the change. Recently I learned of a Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs that did not have "love" on the scale. Recently it was added at the 3rd spot. I don't know if Maslow had so much love in his life that they did not imagine life without it or if Maslow had a life without ever having experienced love and therefore did not miss it? I understand this is taught in schools. What will it take for the educators to notice this extraordinary fallacy.

Friday, December 1, 2023

GETTING AND SPENDING WITH BUTTERFLIES

This new composition is hatching. As I move through it, trying to figure out the joy and the mystery, Wordsworth's poem emerges. "The world is too much with us, late and soon,..."It feels like pulling a feeling out then once it's out, recognizing it. Oh yes, I know this feeling well but with these butterflies and color, it feels even bigger and deeper.