Installation 7: Allegra

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Allegra is the 7th installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides, as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Allegra  is the cheerful one; the one who makes visions come alive! She has been around for decades sharing her thoughts with many, giving them the power to live their dreams in the world they desire. Allegra is handcrafted out of polymer clay, her dress is naturally dyed light pink and lined on the outside with a recycled shawl for accent, her hair is made out of Alpaca wool and her boots are finished with nail polish to give them sparkle. The other side of her piece is my interpretation of graffiti art which I created using spray paint, acrylic paint and collage.

Each installation is for sale and comes with its soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out the music video below which will take you on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

music video -https://youtu.be/5wvr8m9NZYU

Installation 3 :Ulanda

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Ulanda is the 3rd installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides, as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Ulanda has hidden talents that she keeps to herself, but her charm and the power of her convictions makes you keep coming back to learn more about her. Her hair is made from handspun wool that was dyed with onion skins. The shirt she wears gives you an idea of what her convictions are and lets you know she has some attitude and her skirt is made out of polymer clay. The other side of her piece is my interpretation of graffiti art which I created using spray paint, acrylic paint and collage.

Each installation is for sale and comes with its soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out the music video below which will take you on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

Installation 2 :Amy

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Amy is the 2nd installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Amy is powerful and sets big goals for herself. She almost completes them all but never stops trying. She is one-of-a kind and handmade out of polymer clay. Her hair is made out of folded and textured card stock, her pantsuit was naturally dyed with indigo, and she wears a leather pack sack to boot!!! The other side of her piece is my interpretation of graffiti art created using spray paint, acrylic and collage.

Each installation is for sale and comes with its soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out the music video which will take you on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

 

Installation 1: Larissa

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Larissa is the first installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Larissa is generous with her energy. She is the leader of her pack and her Independence is what guides her across the oceans and over the mountain tops. In spite of her love of travel, she will always be there when you need her by your side…

Larissa is handmade out of Polymer Clay; her clothes are naturally dyed and upcycled from a wool skirt I loved but that never fit me well, and with bits of suede and leather added to finish her look. The other side of the recycled panel has my interpretation of Graffiti Art using collage, acrylic and spray paint and some found objects. Each installation is for sale and comes with its soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out and the music video which will take on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

 

Surprise!!! It’s time to share a music video

In case you missed it or were unable to come, the Other-Side presents That Wall now has a music video for you to experience the art installation. Featuring tracks from the CD by the band The Other-Side and a walk through of the exhibit. I hope you enjoy the show and please feel to share with your network and your friends.

And here is a review from the show by Richard Trueman…

http://www.cortesisland.com/tideline/show8662a/Review_The_Other_Side_-_THAT_WALL

Acknowledging a Team player

My latest art installation, The Other-Side presents That Wall, has been a resounding success and I am the first say that it took an entire team to create it. Graphic artists, photographer, videographer, producer, mentor, carter, drivers, organizers and an editor. I have shared their names and their work, and have thanked them all for their contributions. There is still one person I would like to acknowledge, who has been contributing from behind the scenes. You see her work here weekly without knowing it; her work is to understands me so you can too! I appreciate her so much and feel very fortunate to have her on my team.

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Paloma Vita is a friend, a fellow artist and also my editor and graphic artist. She has put in hours of creative input in this latest project and helped design the CD cover and posters as well as edited my artist statement. She also played a big part in the production of my art book, My Stuffies’ Secret Life. She is a digital artist, translator, ghost-writer, editor, and natural healer. She is a joy to work with, so please check out her website if you need some of her language skills or visit her art site to view her Visionary Zodiac collection and learn more about a treasured team player.

For her language services website, please click here or contact her at palomavita@gmail.com and for her art website, please click here

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Details

Loretta is one of the art dolls from my latest art installation, The Other-Side presents That Wall. Her outfit come from items I recycled, which were once part of my wardrobe. Her shirt is made from a shirt a good friend of mine brought back for me from New York and on which I made a stain it could not recover from; her shorts come from pinstripe pants I wore back in my hairdressing days, and on which I spilled some bleach; and her belt is made from the bottom of a pair of army pants which were too long for me while the red buckle comes from one of the sleeves of a Pringles’ T-shirt. How’s that for Details?!

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Artist Talk@The Old School House Gallery

This coming Friday, I will be holding an artist talk on my creative process behind my latest art installation, “The Other-Side presents That Wall”. I would like to invite all fellow Cortes residents (and all who can make it there!) to join me at The Old School House Gallery on Cortes Island at 7pm for a fun evening. I will present a slide show to take you through the steps that made my art installation come alive. The installation will also be on display on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th from 2 to 6pm. I will be sitting in the gallery on both days.

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This Happened @ The Opening

Last Friday was an energy-filled evening on the opening night of “The Other-Side presents That Wall”at The Old School House Gallery on Cortes Island. Del Riveria floated around the room and outside while playing his vintage 1962 accordion, as more and more guests kept on walking through the door. It was quite overwhelming to say the least, and very delightful to watch people engaging with my art installation and jiving to the sound track. The enthusiastic comments and warm smiles made me feel like I accomplished my goal of inspiring  viewers to think, to dream, and to feel something new or different, even if for just one evening. A friend even came bearing a gift that would only happen on Cortes Island – 3 new laying hens! (I bet you wondered why I chose that picture! And if you look closely, you will see Del and his accordion on the porch too.) Much to my surprise, the hens were well appreciated by everyone and have now made their forever home on my farm. What a great evening! Xoxo

The show also received a rave review by Richard Trueman 🙂 http://www.cortesisland.com/tideline/show8662a/Review_The_Other_Side_-_THAT_WALL

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The Old School House Gallery

I am so happy to announce that this Friday, my art installation “The Other-Side presents That Wall” opens at The Old School House Gallery. I am really excited for my solo art show to be presented in the art gallery on the island I live on!

There is so much history at this location – from being the first school on Cortes Island to showcasing the works of many accomplished local artists at what eventually would become the only gallery on the island. The Old School House Gallery is run by volunteer members and on a donation basis. It is open for only 8 weeks a year, so it is a true honor to have the opportunity to share my solo art show this year. The location has intrigued me ever since I moved to Cortes Island – their art shows are always very unique, filled with lots of talent and one of the highlights of my Cortes summer activities.

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