Posts Tagged ‘papier mache art’

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

Black & White Multimedia Show

Friday, April 16th, 2010
Art at the JACC
 
 

Sandpiper Art Gallery features Northwest Papier Mache Artists’ Guild – Polson, Montana

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

 

Exhibit runs July 31 – September 5, 2009

Featuring the artwork of guild members: 

  • Sherri Ballman
  • Lisa Conger
  • Betty Gardner
  • Rhea Giffin
  • Dara Harvey
  • Scott Hill
  • Connie Janney
  • Judy Minter
  • Jennifer Ogden
  • Larry Thomas

www.sandpiperartgallery.com

A Fond Farewell to Our Friend and Co-Founder

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Melissa Swann Wagner, co-founder of the Northwest Papier Mâché Artists’ Guild and an accomplished artist in many mediums passed away last week.  We are grateful for knowing her and for her generous contributions to the guild.  Because she touched our lives in such an artful way, the effects of that connection will live on through us!  Still, she will be missed!  (I have not yet been able to find a better or more current photo of her than this one. It features our guild exhibit at Whitworth’s Kohler Gallery http://www.whitworth.edu/ many years ago.  Melissa is in the center wearing a white vest.  The reclining figure above her head is her piece titled “The Reader.”  It was purchased by and resides in the North Idaho College library with many other fine works of art you should visit if you get the chance.)North Idaho College

Melissa and other NWPMAG members and patrons at the Kohler Gallery

Melissa and other NWPMAG members and patrons at the Kohler Gallery

Link to a 2006 article about Melissa Swann Wagner in The Deer Park Dispatch http://www.deerparkdispatch.com/archive/?postID=265

Creativity Thrives at Barker High School

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Students from Central Valley’s Barker High School http://www.cvsd.org/barker went on a field trip to see “A House Divided: The Legacy of Lincoln” and “Mindful Navigation: The POA Series” art exhibits at the Chase and Kress Galleries.  I was invited to their classroom the following week to see the papier mache projects they are working on.  What a treat!  I very much enjoyed meeting these people and talking with them as they worked on their art.  I appreciate all the stories, comments and great questions they had for me.

         

This Art Has Been Vandalized

Monday, February 23rd, 2009
E-Equals Missing

"Mindful Navigation" - E=mc2 missing!

The following text is a copy of the sign posted at my request beside “Mindful Navigation.”  It is a statement in response to my art being vandalized at the Kress Gallery.

 

 

 

This Art Has Been Vandalized.
Upon entering this exhibit is a sign stating
Touching Harms the Art.
It is not true.  Touching is what makes the art.
As a fellow human being, I am touched by the world around and within me.
As an artist I attempt to interpret and extend what touches me in hope of touching others.
Others are touched by art in what experiences and perceptions they bring to it.
This respectful exchange of energy is a precious gift within a civilized society.
Touching may not harm the art, but vandalizing harms us all,
Most especially the vandalizer.
I wish deep healing for us all.
E=mc2!
Artfully,
Rhea

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