Monday, September 9, 2019

Record Assemblage - A new creative outlet

About 2 months ago I embarked in a new direction using my kaleidoscope series. I had already been using them for cd "coasters" and unpainted 45s (you may have seen them in the window at Attic on the Avenue during Mile of Music). The new direction is adding in paint.  I'm having so much fun discovering all that I can do with paint.  I also add in different elements like jeweled bees or music notes/treble clefs or recycled drumheads and guitar strings.  The ideas just keep coming! (sometimes I wish they would slow down a little though, lol) On the large records I paint on the record as it's turning on the turntable.  I've done two shows (one during Mile of Music and one during the most recent Art on the Town) with this idea and the response has been very positive! I have been asked if I do parties and someone mentioned they would make great gifts. A post will be coming soon and I'm looking into setting up either an Etsy shop of a Facebook marketplace. I'm also on the waiting list to be at the indoor Appleton Farmer's Market. Below are some photos.

My wall of records in my studio
Art on the Town at McFleshman's

getting ready to paint another record.  The painted record at the top left hand corner is now on McFleshman's wall above the artiphix machine.

Got some positive feedback at Mile of Music and some press! Here is the Mile of Music demo shot by ANNEW (Art News of Northeast Wisconsin) (sorry about the wacky looking

Here is a segment from Art on the Town, I'm about halfway through :) 

To see the complete gallery of records visit my page at Ello