Archive for August, 2010

Mindful Navigation: The POA Series

Friday, August 6th, 2010
Rhea Giffin-"Aquarius Rising Up to the Piscean Sea"

Rhea Giffin-"Aquarius Rising Up From the Piscean Sea"

Rhea Giffin-"Mindful Navigation"
Rhea Giffin-“Mindful Navigation”
Rhea Giffin-"Pockets of Autism"

Rhea Giffin-"Pockets of Autism"

Rhea Giffin-"Sacrificial Limb"

Rhea Giffin-"Sacrificial Limb"

Rhea Giffin-"Bobbing For Answers"

Rhea Giffin-"Bobbing For Answers"

Rhea Giffin-"Compartmentalized"

Rhea Giffin-"Compartmentalized"

Rhea Giffin-"A Nemesis Barely Worth Mention"

Rhea Giffin-"A Nemesis Barely Worth Mention"

Rhea Giffin-"And the Roots of Rhythm Remain"

Rhea Giffin-"And the Roots of Rhythm Remain"

Rhea Giffin-"Angel Killers"

Rhea Giffin-"Angel Killers"

Rhea Giffin-"Another One Unsubstantiated"

Rhea Giffin-"Another One Unsubstantiated"

Rhea Giffin-"Between the Cracks"

Rhea Giffin-"Between the Cracks"

Rhea Giffin-"Beyond Me"

Rhea Giffin-"Beyond Me"

Rhea Giffin-"Blanket of Sky"

Rhea Giffin-"Blanket of Sky"

Rhea Giffin-"Cakes, Quakes and Unclaimed Mistakes"

Rhea Giffin-"Cakes, Quakes and Unclaimed Mistakes"

Rhea Giffin-"Chambre de noir"

Rhea Giffin-"Chambre de noir"

Rhea Giffin-"Change in Temperature"

Rhea Giffin-"Change in Temperature"

Rhea Gififn-"Collision of the Cores"

Rhea Gififn-"Collision of the Cores"

Rhea Giffin-"Common and Otherwise"

Rhea Giffin-"Common and Otherwise"

Rhea Giffin-"Constricted Move"

Rhea Giffin-"Constricted Move"

Rhea Giffin-"Contending with Oneness"

Rhea Giffin-"Contending with Oneness"

Rhea Giffin-"Cracking The Code"

Rhea Giffin-"Cracking The Code"

Rhea Giffin-"Cutting Losses"

Rhea Giffin-"Cutting Losses"

Rhea Giffin-"Dangle of Hope"

Rhea Giffin-"Dangle of Hope"

Rhea Giffin-"Diamonds on their Souls"

Rhea Giffin-"Diamonds on their Souls"

Rhea Giffin-"Discombobulated"

Rhea Giffin-"Discombobulated"

Rhea Giffin-"Do Apples Fear Strawberries"

Rhea Giffin-"Do Apples Fear Strawberries"

Do apples fear strawberries? Or butterflies? Or leaves?  Can a sneeze start a war? Can an orange survive a freeze? Can sense be made? Can love prevail? Can cognizance ever, ever reach beyond the veil?

Rhea Giffin-"Falling Sky Song"

Rhea Giffin-"Falling Sky Song"

Rhea Giffin-"Fearpumery"

Rhea Giffin-"Fearpumery"

Rhea Giffin-"Fly Butter"

Rhea Giffin-"Fly Butter"

Rhea Giffin-"Gray Gall"

Rhea Giffin-"Gray Gall"

Rhea Giffin-"Homesick"

Rhea Giffin-"Homesick"

Rhea Giffin-"Indigesting Family Ties"

Rhea Giffin-"Indigesting Family Ties"

Rhea Giffin-"Inner Tide Pool Security Lock"

Rhea Giffin-"Inner Tide Pool Security Lock"

Rhea Giffin-"It Comes in Waves"

Rhea Giffin-"It Comes in Waves"

Rhea Giffin-"It Comes in Waves"

Rhea Giffin-"It Comes in Waves"

Rhea Giffin-"Jury of Whose Peers"

Rhea Giffin-"Jury of Whose Peers"

Rhea Giffin-"Kiss,Kiss Mon Nemesis"

Rhea Giffin-"Kiss,Kiss Mon Nemesis"

Rhea Giffin-"Lark of Meadows and Moons"

Rhea Giffin-"Lark of Meadows and Moons"

Rhea Giffin-"Letters Unwritten But Silently Sent"

Rhea Giffin-"Letters Unwritten But Silently Sent"

Rhea Giffin-"Lost Connections"

Rhea Giffin-"Lost Connections"

Rhea Giffin-"Merry Christmas!"

Rhea Giffin-"Merry Christmas!"

Rhea Giffin-"Moo Ving Obstacles"

Rhea Giffin-"Moo Ving Obstacles"

Rhea Giffin-"Multiple View Points"

Rhea Giffin-"Multiple View Points"

Rhea Giffin-"Nemesis and the Blue Rabbit Fence"

Rhea Giffin-"Nemesis and the Blue Rabbit Fence"

Rhea Giffin-"New Speak"

Rhea Giffin-"New Speak"

Rhea Giffin-"No Place Like Home"

Rhea Giffin-"No Place Like Home"

Rhea Giffin-"Nothing Else to Say"

Rhea Giffin-"Nothing Else to Say"

Rhea Giffin-"Off Target"

Rhea Giffin-"Off Target"

Rhea Giffin-"One More"

Rhea Giffin-"One More"

Rhea Giffin-"Opposition"

Rhea Giffin-"Opposition"

Rhea Giffin-"Out of C onto Roll"

Rhea Giffin-"Out of C onto Roll"

Rhea Giffin-"Overlapping"

Rhea Giffin-"Overlapping"

Rhea Giffin-"Pair Rings"

Rhea Giffin-"Pair Rings"

Rhea Giffin-"Pear Ticular Wishes"

Rhea Giffin-"Pear Ticular Wishes"

Rhea Giffin-"Petit Pois"

Rhea Giffin-"Petit Pois"

Rhea Giffin-"Pie-in-the-Sky"

Rhea Giffin-"Pie-in-the-Sky"

Rhea Giffin-"Pieces of Possibles"

Rhea Giffin-"Pieces of Possibles"

Rhea Giffin-"Pocket of Desire"

Rhea Giffin-"Pocket of Desire"

"Rhea Giffin-Pocket of Gratitude"

"Rhea Giffin-Pocket of Gratitude"

Rhea Giffin-"Pop Tart"

Rhea Giffin-"Pop Tart"

Rhea Giffin-"Relative Sea"

Rhea Giffin-"Relative Sea"

Rhea Giffin-"Rewind"

Rhea Giffin-"Rewind"

Rhea Giffin-"Sacrificial Waste"

Rhea Giffin-"Sacrificial Waste"

Rhea Giffin-"Sanctuary"

Rhea Giffin-"Sanctuary"

Rhea Giffin-"Sensitivity Overload"

Rhea Giffin-"Sensitivity Overload"

77 Artworks based on the word play poem POA

Dog Sculpture

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Rhea Giffin-"Halloo Bienvenu!" DOG-18.5x12x23in.

Rhea Giffin-"Halloo Bienvenu!" DOG-18.5x12x23in.

Dog Sculpture

Little Cat Series

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Rhea Giffin-"Almost Got It" cat-6.25x2.75x7in.

Rhea Giffin-"Almost Got It" cat-6.25x2.75x7in.

Rhea Giffin-"Erleichda" cat-6.5x5.75x6.25in.

Rhea Giffin-"Erleichda" cat-6.5x5.75x6.25in.

Rhea Giffin-"Intrigued" cat-7x2x8in.

Rhea Giffin-"Intrigued" cat-7x2x8in.

Rhea Giffin-"Grace Anatomy" cat-7x2.5x7in.

Rhea Giffin-"Grace Anatomy" cat-7x2.5x7in.

Rhea Giffin-"Wants Up" cat-7x2x8in.

Rhea Giffin-"Wants Up" cat-7x2x8in.

Little cat Series

Large CAT Series

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

 

Rhea Giffin-"Blissful Bleu" CAT 10x19.5x33.5in.

Rhea Giffin-"Blissful Bleu" CAT 10x19.5x33.5in.

Rhea Giffin-"Happy Feet" CAT-10x19.5x33in.

Rhea Giffin-"Happy Feet" CAT-10x19.5x33in.

Rhea Giffin-"Paragon of Paradox" CAT-15.5x15x30in.

Rhea Giffin-"Paragon of Paradox" CAT-15.5x15x30in.

Rhea Giffin-"Pedicure" CAT 23.5x28.5x14in.

Rhea Giffin-"Pedicure" CAT 23.5x28.5x14in.

Rhea Giffin-"Salon de la Chat" CAT 18x32.5x18in.

Rhea Giffin-"Salon de la Chat" CAT 18x32.5x18in.

Rhea Giffin-"Trick-or-Treat" CAT-31.5x10x34in.

Rhea Giffin-"Trick-or-Treat" CAT-31.5x10x34in.

Rhea Giffin-"Stretch of the Imagination" CAT-34x33x13in.

Rhea Giffin-"Stretch of the Imagination" CAT-34x33x13in.

Large Cat Series

Dorothy 70 Years After Her Adventure in Oz

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Rhea Giffin-"Dorothy's Lollipop Guilded Memories"

Rhea Giffin-"Dorothy's Lollipop Guilded Memories"

Here’s the piece from last year’s “Oz-vitational” at the Tinman Gallery

500 Cabinets

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
500 Cabinets: A Showcase of Design and Craftsmanship

500 Cabinets: A Showcase of Design and Craftsmanship

I am proud to have another one of my artwork images featured in another really cool 500 series book by Lark Publishing.  Unfortunately the image printed a little darker than it truly is, but you still can get a sense of it.

Rhea Giffin-"Where the Heart Is"20x22x14in.

Rhea Giffin-"Where the Heart Is"20x22x14in.

Rhea Giffin-"Where the Heart Is" (open view)

Rhea Giffin-"Where the Heart Is" (open view)

Curiouser and Curiouser

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Alice In Wonderland Artist Invitational-Tinman Gallery

Alice In Wonderland Artist Invitational-Tinman Gallery

ALICE IN WONDERLAND INVITATIONAL  at the TINMAN GALLERY

July 30th – August 21st, 2010

A very fun, imaginative show by more than 40 artists inspired by Lewis Carrol’s classic.  See a preview: http://www.tinmanartworks.com

“BeCause”

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Rhea Giffin "BeCause"

Rhea Giffin "BeCause"

Here is the ICARE-Faces of Hope mask/artwork I created for the 2010 benefit at the Art Spirit Gallery.

Artist’s note: I was facilitating an art project for juvenile detention students many years ago and was touched by a young boy serving time who shared a story that gave him hope. “The Impossible Flyer.”  It was based on the idea that aerodynamically, a bumble bee should not be able to defy gravity and fly, but amazingly, it does.  This recollection became the base for my inspiration.  Playing with the words Bee; Be; Be Cause.  Because this is a great Cause to Be For, I crafted a simple poem of reason and Be-ingness to affirm what I imagine is at the heart of FACES of HOPE and what families gain from the ICARE programs.  The hand is formed in the American Sign Language symbol for “I Love You.”

Because

     You are you

           Because

                I am me

                    Because

                          There exists

                                   Harmony.

                                                        –Rhea Giffin 2010