Posts Tagged ‘contemporary art’

New Small Works from And Another Thing Series

Sunday, February 9th, 2014
Rhea Giffin_Aha_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Aha”_From And Another Thing Series 11 1/2″ x 3 3/8″ x 1” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_Ever1LoveWB

Rhea Giffin – “Ever1Love”_From And Another Thing Series
4 3/16″ x 3 15/16″ x 3/4″ mixed media

Rhea Giffin_People As Poems_WB

Rhea Giffin – “People As Poems”_From And Another Thing Series 6″ x 7” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_Tell Me About It_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Tell Me About It”_From And Another Thing Series 8 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ x 1” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_HaHaHa_WB

Rhea Giffin – “HaHaHa”_From And Another Thing Series 12″ x 8 1/4″ x 2” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_BlueSquared_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Bluesquared”_From And Another Thing Series 13″ x 13″ x 2 3/4” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_BlueZ_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Bluez”_From And Another Thing Series 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 1 3/4” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_AndAndAndAnd_WB

Rhea Giffin – “AndAndAndAnd”_From And Another Thing Series 6 1/2″ x 5 3/8″ x 1 1/4” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_Heads Together People_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Heads Together People”_From And Another Thing Series 6 3/4″ x 6 3/8″ x 1 1/2” mixed media

 

And Another Thing Series

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
rheagiffin"yellooos"-25 1/2" x 17 1/2" x 3" mixed media

Rhea Giffin – “Yellooos”
25 1/2″ x 17 1/2″ x 3″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"yellooos"-25 1/2" x 17 1/2" x 3" mixed media

Rhea Giffin – “Orangels”
25 1/2″ x 15 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"whatIf"-26"x20"x3"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “What If”
26″ x 20″ x 3″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"them/us"-25 3/8"x20" x3 1/2"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “Them/Us”
25 3/8* x 20″ x 3 1/2″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"civility"-28 1/4" x22 1/2"x4"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “Civility”
28 1/4″ x 22 1/2″ x 4″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"nostalgia"- 17" 26 1/2"x5 1/4"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “Nostalgia”
17″ x 26 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"waves"-15 3/8" x25 1/2"x3 1/2"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “Waves”
15 3/8″ x 25 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"145/180keys" - 28 1/4"x24 3/4"x6"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “145/180 Keys”
28 1/4″ x 24 3/4″ x 6″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"plasticplay"-9 3/4" x 12 3/4" x 2 1/2" mixed media

Rhea Giffin – “Plastic Play”
9 3/4″ x 12 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"People"-18 3/8" x 7 1/2" x1 3/4"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “People”
18 3/8″ x 7 1/2″ x1 3/4″ mixed media

rheagiffin-"restated"111/2"x13"x21/2"mixedmedia

Rhea Giffin – “Restated”
11 1/2″ x 13″ x 2 1/2″ mixed media

 

Winsome Words and Curious Birds

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
A Cheerful selection of mixed-media hand-sculpted, sometimes slightly kinetic words chosen to evoke nostalgia, humor and appreciation for an abundant, yet seemingly diminishing collective vocabulary. Curious birds give tribute to communications that succeed beyond and in spite of words.

 

Rhea Giffin-"Up"

Rhea Giffin-"Up"

Rhea Giffin-"Hi"

Rhea Giffin-“Hi”

 

Rhea Giffin-"By"

Rhea Giffin-"By"

Rhea Giffin-"Zippity"

Rhea Giffin-"Zippity"

Rhea Giffin-“ThankYou”

Rhea Giffin-"Worm"

Rhea Giffin-"Gadzooks"

Rhea Giffin-"Both"

Rhea Giffin-"And"

Rhea Giffin-"Shh"

Rhea Giffin-"Smooches"

Rhea Giffin-"Amok"

Rhea Giffin-"We"

Rhea Giffin-"Us"

Rhea Giffin-"Absurd"

Rhea Giffin-"Cat"

Rhea Giffin-"Curiouser"

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

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)

The Enchanting World of Coeur d’Alene artist, Rhea Giffin, at The Bank Left Gallery & Bistro

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

The Bank Left Gallery – Featured Artist this month.html

Come and celebrate a weekend of the enchanting world of Rhea Giffin’s Papier Mache designs April 9,10 and 11 as part of the WSU mom’s celebration at The Bank Left Gallery & Bistro. This nationally acclaimed artist will exhibit her pensive and dreamy new papier mache sculptures.  Opening reception with the artist is April 10 from 1-5 with live music and chocolate tasting featuring drinking chocolates from around the world.
Following the reception, there will be a French dinner from 5-8 at The Bank Left Bistro as part of the art & culture series.
This exhibit runs from April 9-April 28
Art exhibit free to the public
Chocolate tasting with lunch: $12.00 per person
Chocolate tasting with French dinner: $18.95 per person
For more information visit our web site at www.bankleftgallery.com or call 509-878-8425/878-1800

Nelson Duran
Director/Artist
The Bank Left Gallery of
Fine Art & Design
100 S Bridge
Palouse WA 99161
509-878-8425
509-878-1800 Bistro/tea room
www.bankleftgallery.com
bankleft@visitpalouse.com

Artist Bio: Rhea Giffin 

 Bringing papier mâché to unexpected expression, sculptor and writer, Rhea Giffin , creates thoughtful art with broad appeal.

 Rhea is an accomplished Northwest artist most known for her papier mâché/mixed media sculpture since the birth of her “storybowl” series in 1997.  She has since gone on to create a multitude of figurative, imaginative and representational sculptures, large and small.  “There is a distinctly playful and profound way this work engages people of all ages and class” she says. “Ít seems to touch a place of innocence or nostalgia.”  Her collectable works have been exhibited in local galleries and select juried shows across the country.  She has been featured in many publications worldwide, including the soon to be released 500 Cabinets Lark book and the 2008, 500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional and Innovative Designs, Lark book that is scheduled to release a revised mini version in 2010.  Her sculpture “Bobbing for Answers,” recently received a Citizens Council for the Arts juried show honorarium and The Brooten Purchase Award  .. Ms. Giffin co-founded and has been the director of The Northwest Papier Mâché Artists’ Guild since 2000 . An organization of professional artists interested in exploring and reclaiming the fine art potential of this ancient art form.

 

                        “Beyond the medium is the art itself.  Within each piece is a celebration, a question and a desire for hope and connection with all life and the complex world we share.”  — Rhea Giffin

Mindful Navigation: The POA Series

Thursday, November 13th, 2008
"Mindful Navigation" from The POA Series by Rhea Giffin

"Mindful Navigation" from The POA Series by Rhea Giffin

What is it?  It’s a haphazard venture into my own personal “pockets of autism” through dimensional “paintings of apples” and other playful papier mache and mixed media sculpture that loosely illustrates my poem or the other way around.  As an artist, embracing, questioning, sorting out my sensitiivities, thoughts and observations is what drives me.  For this series, Apples serve as a universally symbolic, light-hearted disguised guide for this expedition’s contemplation of complexities of thought, ironies and emotion accompanied by an occasional orange or pear.  This exhibition is in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s Art @ Work program.  Runs January 6 – March 29, 2009, 5-8 pm., Kress Gallery in River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., third level, Spokane, Washington, USA.  For art rental or purchase information, contact Ryanh@northwestmuseum.org A reception will be held on Friday, February 6th in conjunction with Spokane’s bi-annual Visual Arts Tour.  Hope you can attend.

The Poem:

POA (from Mindful Navigation: The POA Series)

 

Paintings Of Apples

Pockets Of Autism, Alphabets and Apples

Stopping, Chewing, Spitting Out or Swallowing.

Swallowing Pieces, Swallowing Whole.

Pieces Of Allegory, Audacity and Anger

Portals Of Adaptation

Practicalities Of Anxiety, Anonymity and Abnormality.

Why be normal?

Parties Of Aardvarks

Promenade Onto Ark

Feast on Provisions Of Ants

Aunts and Uncles

Provide Pieces Of Apples

Pieces Of Apples and Pretext Of Answers

Pretext Of Answers and Presumption Of Altars

Prayers Of At-one-ness

Pourings Over Ambulances

Postdiluvian Attitudes

Pessimism Of Anarchists

Pornography Of Anatomy

Promises Of Ancients

Priests Obscuring Audacity

Portentousness Of Animism

Apples and Amis. Apples and Enemies.

Poisonous and Sweet. Toxic and Sweet.

Pestilence Of America. Apple Pie and What-not.

Perils Of Angst. Poisons on Articulation. Positions Of Altitude. Perils Of Annihilation, Ambivalence. 

Poverty Of Application. Prayers Of Amusements. Poverty Of Artists.

Presence Of Anger. Pockets Of Attitude, Audacity, Abandonment. Pain Of All.

Pachyderms Of Africa and Asia.

Perilous Pretorian Pathways Obstruct. Offering Only Annihilation.

Planetary Pain. Outrageous. Overwhelming. Astounding Apathy.

Predictions Of Avalanches. Pockets Of Pain. Indigestion.

Perplexed, Puzzling, Pondering, Projecting.

Prisoners Of Addiction, Avoidance, Atrocity, Atrophy.

Purging Over-Accumulations, Oppressive Attitudes, Overwhelm, Off-putting Apathy

Possessions Obscuring Action

Pockets Of Articulation, Answers, and Altars.

Pockets Of Autism, Alphabets, and Apples.

Parcels Of Arithmetic. Patterns Of Ambivalence. Peels Of Apples.

Pleas to Openings of Awareness.

Pitiful Offers of Absolution. Pretend Ownership of Autonomy.

Pomegranates Of Awe, Abundance, Amazements.

Pleas to Ponder Poetry Of Apples and Pockets.

Paintings Of Apples and Acronyms.

Paintings Of Apples and Ponderings.

Parings. Pairings. Pear Rings Of Apples.

©2008Rhea Giffin

Northern Lights, Inc. – POAC Satellite Gallery

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

September 16, 2008 – January 15, 2009, Northern Lights, Inc., Sagle, Idaho, a satellite gallery for Pend Oreille Arts Council (POAC) http://www.artinsandpoint.org Exhibit features the works of Northwest Papier Mache Artists’ Guild members:  Sherri Ballman, Lisa Conger, Rhea Giffin, Leata Judd, Judy Minter, Larry Thomas www.rheagiffin.com/nwpmag.htm