Still making stuff. This is a bit of it.
That’s all for now,
Archive for steph gerolimatos
I haven’t posted in a while. I’m busy making stuff.
I’ve discovered this week that my camera has a very unsophisticated view of the color blue in all its varying hues. I was aware of the Canon’s unconcerned attitude about transparent vs opaque, but I was unprepared for this “one blue fits all” motto. According to my Canon (on any setting in any light) there is basically one blue with minor variance of any sort at all. Ultramarine is indistinguishable from Manganese or Phthalocyanine. Cobalt? Prussian? Bah! What’s the difference? In fact, in certain instances, isn’t turquoise pretty much the same thing as lavender? No. Do not file this under hyperbole. Anyway, after shooting and reshooting and cursing and hair-pulling, I resorted to some heavy photoshopping to get these photos which are still not an accurate account of what you’d see if you came over for a studio visit to take a look at my new painting/sculpture thing. Ah well. Here it is.
Yeah, it’s kind of a lumpy puddle, isn’t it? It measures about 18 x 16 x 4 inches, and we’ll designate it “mixed media” because who really cares what it’s made of? Well, if you care to know, you can always ask.
Have a happy weekend!
12 x 9 inches
graphite on archival mat board
This is a small drawing I did of a friend. It’s for the same project Tom Bennett mentioned in this post. I decided to do a straight forward graphite sketch since I rarely draw anymore. I was hoping that making a simple drawing would be a quiet, meditative exercise–good practice and a positive experience for my fucked up brain. It was. Maybe I’ll get back in the habit of drawing now. Maybe not. I could probably count on both hands the number of times I’ve sat down in the last 15 years and actually drawn an image of something in front of me. At any rate, it came out ok, not exactly accurate, but there is a likeness.
More photos of paint that I’m collecting and using because I like looking at it.
Let’s see now, what to say about this. How about it’s not finished yet, but it’s starting to make me grin. I hope that thing that sometimes happens where I show an unfinished piece and then lose interest in it doesn’t happen this time.
Thanks for looking!
And I think that’s the end of the violence today. Thanks for looking!
Well, I flipped it upside down, and it might be done. The jury is still out. Do I want to leave it soft and chewy? Or do I want a crunchy cookie? Depends on the mood, and I am nothing if not moody. Whaddaya think, Fini or get back to work?
In a timeout,
Here’s the most current pic I have of this work in progress. It’s the same one I posted last week. And below is an earlier stage.
Alrighty, I have to return some video tapes. TTYL.
Here’s a work in progress. Below is an earlier version I posted a week or two ago. Painting is going pretty well right now. I sometimes wonder why I ever leave the studio. Not much else seems worth the bother. My cat just entered the room, shot me a perfunctory stare, then laid down in his own personal sunbeam. He knows what’s up.
Whatever you require,
just primed panels drying in the sun
Don’t let the title of this post mislead you. I’m no math geek. I mean, I do think math is great. I love math geeks. It’s just that there is a ton of math I haven’t actually used since high school. As a result, there is much that I have forgotten. I’m still good at measuring and fractions because that’s handy for building things. But honestly, in the interest of creating a convoluted post title, I looked up the square root of eight today in lieu of even trying to figure it out.
Back to art! My very special pal built for me this week, eight fabulously-crafted two foot square panels. That’s him above alongside the panels with his blue ball and his blue yoga mat. Thank you, handsome, beardy Bodart! Each panel is cradled with one by twos which leaves a little room in the back for things like squishy foam and velvet or whatever else strikes my fancy once I start cutting into these suckers. I haven’t started any subtractive work yet, just additive. See a couple of works in progress below.
acrylic, spray paint and flocking fiber
Happy painting, bitches!
-happy painting bitch Steph
Yesterday, I hung some of my art up at JP Licks in Harvard Square. It never occurred to me that my work could look presentable on astro-turf, but as it turns out, faux greenery is quite a lovely background for it indeed! After careful consideration, I chose work from two different series, Surface and Circular Obfuscation.
It was a fun day! My super-hero pal–Preparator M and I awoke at 4am, fed ourselves and our feline army, then hit the road. We arrived in grey, rainy Cambridge with a carload of art at 7:45 and were greeted at the JP Licks door by bright-eyed Lily who, along with her ice cream compatriot Steph, provided a very helpful, very enthusiastic audience for the next hour and a half. Happily, everything went perfectly, no problems at all! We spent the next few hours hanging out in Boston, watching penguins at The New England Aquarium, enjoying Thai food, sipping hot beverages and people-watching.
My work will be up until the end of March so if your nearby, stop in and see it. Big fat thanks to Kelly at JP Licks for inviting me to show and to my pal Zatch for showing Kelly my work in the first place!
Two more postcards, both acrylic on all rag mat board. I’m going to have to use regular stamps to send these since the board is so thick. The thing I learned, or re-learned actually, from the second card here is that neon does not reproduce accurately in photos. I have these great neon acrylics that I just can’t get to look the same in pictures of the work as they do in real life, damnit.
More old work from long, long ago or about the same time as these.
about 30 x 20 inches
oil, nails and eggshells on gessoed paper
I’m still never quite sure where to put anything. And so, it just keeps piling up.
From a long way under,
I have post-nasal drip and it’s postcards again this week! These I made using watercolor crayons, colored pencil, and ink on all rag museum board. Perhaps I will continue until I have amassed a large collection of these and then send them all out at once. Or maybe I will leave them in random places. Or maybe I will shove them into a corner to add to the clutter. Who can say?
Happy winter to you!
I may have mentioned earlier that I haven’t been in the best frame of mind lately. Well, yeah, that’s the way it is. And then it isn’t. And then it is again. A very smart, very kind friend of mine once compared living life to swinging on a pendulum. I’m paraphrasing, but he said something like, sometimes it’s hard to tell if your on an upswing or a down. It always stuck with me because it really is just like that. And some days, you just feel flat no matter what–like that Arp poem–the one in the first sketch below. Here are two sketches I did back in 1994. Both are about 30 x 20 inches They’re from the same series as these. These old works were kind of a jumping off point for some I’m doing now like the one above.
Anyway, I figure looking back and comparing past with present is appropriate enough right now what with the new year about to come in. Happy New Year, everyone.