Who to Be and What to Do?

by Natalie on February 17, 2014 · 13 comments

violinstilllifeFeb10flattened Admittedly, the house was a disaster as I worked on the first two of these images concurrently. Half of the living room was my “no dogs allowed” studio (with hot light cords strung across the floor), and the other half was a bit difficult to navigate (seeing as that’s where I shoved all the furniture). However, I am pleased with the end results of both the images and the state of the house. Do enjoy.


 A reinvention of an oil painting (below).

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Source: www.alibaba.com

Unfortunately, all I could find out about this painting is that it is from China (according to alibaba.com).





Images within the image: M.C. Escher self portrait, Anish Kapoor sculpture, Norman Rockwell’s “Girl at the Mirror”, InStyle magazine Sept. 2013 p. 504



Source: bandagedear.com





A jumble of interests. Must ration my time.


Signs for the Fishes

January 13, 2014

Behind BSU, one day late in the fall semester of 2013, a college student could be seen standing waist-deep in the Boise R, wearing her father’s wading gear. Passersby might have just been able to determine that she was hammering a stake of some sort into the riverbed. In fact, there were three stakes – […]

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December 24, 2013

  “Woodwind” Natalie Blodgett Sycamore, pine, willow, bubble wrap 5′ x 3″ x 3″

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Tatzu Nishi

October 28, 2013

Born in 1960 in Nagoya Japan (publicartfund.org), the artist Tazro Niscino goes by many names. These include Tatzu Nishi, Tatzu Oozu and Tatsurou Bashi (kaldorartprojects.org.au). He attended the Musashino Art University of Tokyo from 1981 to 1984, and then the Kunstakademie Münster from 1989-1997 (artnet.com). Currently he lives in Tokyo and Berlin (artspace.com). When Nishi traveled to […]

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Sticky Subject

October 24, 2013

Sticky Subject Newspaper and masking tape About 2′x1′ Using unconventional and inexpensive yet versatile materials to practice sculptural articulation. Can you see the glue bottle and Lego?

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Monika Sosnowska: Architectural Chaos

October 2, 2013

Artist Monika Sosnowska (b. 1972, Ryki, Poland) currently lives and works in Warsaw, Poland, where she is represented by the Foksal Gallery Foundation. She studied at Poznan’s private academy Schola Posnaniensis starting in 1992, and afterward studied painting at the same city’s Academy of Fine Arts. Later in 1999, she completed a year of postgraduate studies at the […]

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Barbara Hepworth – An Analysis of Winged Sculptures

September 12, 2013

Sculptor Barbara Hepworth was born in 1903 in Yorskshire and died 72 years later in 1975 at her studio in St. Ives. Sculptural education began for her at the Leeds School of Art at age 16. She pursued sculpture at Royal College of Art in London, where she was awarded the diploma of the Royal […]

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Museum Exhibit Analysis #2

May 9, 2013

Just as priceless art is selected and organized in a museum by curators, items of everyday consumption are organized on the shelves of grocery stores. Some of the shelves are just as satisfying to stare at as priceless art, too. Take, for instance, the chocolate isle. We shall examine a section of the chocolate isle […]

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#10 Jeff Koons

May 9, 2013

Jeff Koons’ art and methods have been controversial since his emergence as an artist. He is one of those artists who rose to fame through challenging accepted practices and ideas of his time. His provocative intent is obvious, especially when he uses religious terms to describe and name his art, which has often been described […]

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#9 Beatrice Coron

May 9, 2013

In her artist statement, Beatrice Coron explains that “[Her] work tells stories”, and “[She] invites the viewer to make their own stories.” It is true. Many of her silhouette scenes, whether cut, printed, or created digitally, look as though they belong in stories as illustrations. However, there are usually no words accompanying the pieces, which […]

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