Preparation for the Union Art Show
Last year 2017 I participated in the Employee Art Show and I was also able have one of my Photography Collages on display at the Daily Press a Coffee shop across the street from my house.
This year the Museum Union Employees are having their own Art Show that is separate from the museum. I’m a proud Union member of DC 37 Local 1503. The Union Art Show will take place in March. I have already registered and completed my Mixed Media Photo Collage.
After working for the museum for ten Yes 10 years I’ve been heavily influenced by the various special exhibits as well as the permanent collection.
Over the years I’ve spent many hours standing in the Modern Art galleries of the Main Bldg and since 2016 been on Night Shift in the Modern and Contemporary Art museum. Same museum in a different location.
Thus I’ve spent lots of time gazing at Jackson Pollack drip paintings. Like many people at first I discounted Jackson Pollacks drip painting methods but over time his methods began to intrigue me motivating me to incorporate his technique into my photography.
Not having a great deal of space in my house instead of dripping paint I drip nail polish or what some call Lacquer. I really enjoyed the process however my Masterpiece is now drying in the backyard due to the awful smell of nail polish. My cat Sylvester even left the bedroom electing to sit in the hallway watching me.
(For those of you who have no idea who is Jackson Pollack I have included two videos of him in Creative Action.)
Funny that right around the time I saw the flyer for the Union Art Show I saw the head curator for the photography department. Every time I see him he has always encouraged in my endeavors. Two other curators have also encouraged me.
God wants me to move forward with my Photography Blog Roaming Urban Gypsy as well as to expand my outreach in terms of creating and submitting more photos throughout New York city. Therefore I’m stepping up my game for 2018.
Here is a Sneak peek at my Photography Collage submission from inception to completion.
The Name of my submission is Broadway Junction en Lacquer.
10 thoughts on “Preparation for the Union Art Show ”
When I first received my cancer diagnosis, I described my PET scan showing where the cancer was ‘like a Jackson Pollack painting.’ Everyone knew (and cringed) exactly what I was talking about. I do like your artwork, DeBorah and the title ‘ Broadway Junction en Lacquer’…..fantastic!
Thanks. I appreciate your support and encouragement
I am interested in drawing but not trained, I just do what I like. Today I am so happy I learned something new, this makes me to think deeper. Thank you so much for sharing this.
This is awesome! I love that you’re encouraged to be creative at a not so creative job. An he nail lacquer is a great idea.
Thanks. I must admit that being a museum security guard is boring at times however through working at the museum I’ve met many gifted and talented people. Being surrounded by art and artists is inspiring.
Oh Yes the nail polish is a great idea but the smell! Ugh! I had to put both my artworks outside in the backyard for several hours. Wish someone would make nail polish without smell.
Yea it smells like death.
Yes. No wonder my cat Sylvester left the bedroom! 😾😻🐱🐱
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