Vogue Goes to Versailles, MMH Adds Oysters

Vogue Goes to Versailles, MMH Adds Oysters

Too Many Flowers, Too Little Time

Too Many Flowers, Too Little Time

Giverny Sans Tourists

On Top Of the Hill,Sacre Coeur

On Top Of the Hill,
Sacre Coeur

Père Lachaise Reverie

Guerlain Meets Sainte-Chapelle

Women and the Best Figs Ever

Women and the Best Figs Ever

Dreaming of Versailles at My Kitchen Table

Dreaming of Versailles at My Kitchen Table

History RepeatsHistory Repeats

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Second Seating is coming to life.  Seven artists are at work creating a fantasy space of recycled products and found objects, filled with references to Houston’s East End culture and industry.IMG_1097IMG_2923IMG_1601_2IMG_2716IMG_2758IMG_2900IMG_2903

Second Seating, the art installation on which I am now working, received a grant in January from The Idea Fund, a program of Diverse Works ArtSpace, Aurora Picture Show and Project Row Houses made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation. The grant was a terrific boost for the project and we’re well underway toward the late September opening. Here are some photos of work in progress – or at least some of the materials that will go into the fantasy dinner tables and chandeliers that will make up Second Seating. ss-silv-bowl-fake-donuts
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Early Paintings

February 2, 2008

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Each of my daughters brought artwork home from nursery school. I framed some of their pieces and saved a stack. Each girl’s work was different in style. Caroline had a good sense of space and her markings never appeared randomly placed.
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Jeanne was spontaneous and there was less structure in her paintings. Mary B’s paintings were all narratives – or was her very earliest work lost?
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These childhood paintings were not well cared for. We found them in the garage, brown and covered with mildew. However, I think some of their vibrancy is preserved in these photos. The actual paintings fell in with the trash and I tell myself it’s OK not to save absolutely everything.
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