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I just learned from the guys at Women Be Trippin that I make household genitalia. They describe my doilies in the cadence of our beloved Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham.
You know, of all the thoughts I've had while making my ... my objects, I've never had either of these two. But that's exactly what I'm doing!
Thanks, guys! You made my day!
As I was gallery sitting today, a 5 year old boy and his mother walked in. She began looking at the doilies on the wall. He held his black and red plastic robot and wandered around the space. "There's nothing in here," he said. Perfect, I thought.
Here's a teaser doily for Lisa's new works involving her favorite song lyrics in text message form embroidered on used doilies. Check out a whole bunch more at Benders Bar.
Something about squeeze me and juice running somewhere
While viewing the Golden Tampon Award:
He1: Can you imagine having to use those things?
He2: Yeah man, do we have it easy.
In order to exit this reception, each viewer had to answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly. Do you know the answers?
1. Is ejaculate gross or is it art?
2. What really actually constitutes the vulva, the whole vulva, and nothing but the vulva?
3. Was Jesus actually endowed?
Gee, there are genitalia swaying in the breezes everywhere here and these two are talking so seriously. About What?! Oh, that's me with my roommate discussing whose turn it is to take the garbage out.
Humorous, provocative, gorgeous - your work is so fresh & fun! Looks great in this venue - Congratulations! PS, I hear people giggling all around me.
Thank you for this more full experience of your work, your play, your vision and your wisdom. Next I look forward to your linen show (nudge, nudge).
Just what the hell could I write? Perfect -
The perfect intersection of beauty, poetry, skill, and message ... with a cherry and a sparkler on top. Anything that makes me think is always memorable and welcome. Thank you!!
Since I judge the art opening based on how hard I get, I can say with confidence that yours, Laura, was a very large success. Another happy ending.
Months before my show opening, I knew I would include the Active Antimacassar. For proper viewing, I would need an antimacassar-inviting chair. I began my search, asking friends, checking craigslist, furniture stores for an inexpensive, good condition, overstuffed or la-z-boy style chair. Many leads but nothing turned up.
My friend Gary offered his gorgeous oxblood recliner. Oh my, the white balls would look so good against that color. And it was in great condition. But no, I couldn't borrow my friend's chair. What if something happened to it? Could I actually replace it? I kept looking.
A week later, Gary offered his chair again. I'd continued following up on many kind chair leads but none were panning out. Gary, I can't borrow your chair, I said. What if I rip it while transporting it? Or somehow it's damaged at the show? I might not be able to get you another one in that gorgeous color.
Well, when you become famous, then the chair will be famous, and I will be famous.
Ok, I'll borrow your chair. Thank you, Gary.
Janine Kahn calls my red fuck heart doily Classic Mappin. In so many ways, she is so right but I hadn't seen it that way till now.
I do want to be strong as the person I am but I don't want to take your head off in the process. I wish that for all of us. A pretty pink crocheted piece that has some expletive on it sounds like a fine expression of that to me!
If I can tell someone about my fuck doily, I never have to have business cards on me because they will always remember and can always reach me through fuckdoily.com. I know many people try to be this memorable to those they meet. I wasn't shooting for this but it's a fine side effect.
Today Lisa and I hung the show at Benders Bar. Here's a tease of her work: