Recently, my friend died and I did not get a chance to give her handmade milagros that I wanted to make. After her death, I decided to continue and honor our friendship by making a few.
The flesh-colored one is very non-traditional, but I really like it.
Using different colored-threads, I sewed together different lengths of the tubing. I tried not to be too methodical, but rather to allow myself to fully explore the possibilities of this new medium. I do not like the top green intersection, so will probably redo this one later. I like the angle that the thinner tube protrudes, but do not like the angled bend of the older and darker tubing.
Perhaps I should bury the tubing to give it some character?
It wasn't until I was in college around 2002 that one of my mixed-media instructors kept urging me to explore Rauschenberg's work. I finally grew to love his amazing formalism.
After visiting his current exhibit at SFMOMA, I am surprised by the wide range of mediums he employed. I must admit I like his earlier works and when he discovered silkscreening, I believe the quality of his work declined.
"Red is the most difficult of colors" –Rauschenberg
I really love this piece and would consider creating a version of it and then naming it after him.
This was probably the most surprising piece that used a pool of bubbling mud that corresponded to sound equipment.
Today was the reopening of the Randall Museum. A sketcher's group decided to attend and I joined them.
I'm painting a test and really like the transparency. I had planned on creating an impasto effect, so I'm starting another test.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.