So, yeah, it’s evidently my WordPress-anniversary?

Not that I have exciting things today.

Okay, that’s a lie.  I always have exciting things.  I AM THE GOD OF EXCITING THINGS.

…they’re exciting to me at any rate.

Untitled artwork 2013-05-28 (08.45.17-328 PM)
unnamed friends: algae primate revisited
2013
digital painting
Katrina (‘Trie) Blasingame
wall-eyed Morph-bird 2013-05-28 (08.45.14-918 PM)
unnamed friends: wall-eyed Morph-bird
2013
digital painting
Katrina (‘Trie) Balsingame
Untitled artwork 2013-05-28 (08.45.20-775 PM)
unnamed friends: bubblegum-bitch
2013
digital painting
Katrina (‘Trie) Blasingame
unnamed friends_ brain-bird 2013-05-28 (08.45.18-504 PM)
unnamed friends: brain-bird
2013
digital painting
Katrina (‘Trie) Blasingame

So, evidently, I’m getting a handle on using my iPad for painting-purposes.  Yay me!  It’s letting me continue the unnamed friends series without being in my studio. <–Sssshhhh…these guys currently aren’t on my Flickr yet.  As special thing for y’all.

On-the-go arting.  I likes it, my precious.  It’s like arting out of my backpack when  I was in art school.

Good times.

spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denoument: Eater of Worlds (left) & S.G. Dagon (right)
2013
mixed media (like whoa)
Katrina (‘Trie) Blasingame


spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denouement: palimpsest
2013
mixed media
Katrina (‘Trie) Blasingame

One of my most recent mixed media pieces: palimpsest. A palimpsest is “a manuscript page from a scroll or book from which the text has been scraped or washed off and which can be used again.”  So, not literally but yeah.  This was once part of a color field diptych that I’ve recycled.

It’s also kinda combining several different modes I’ve been working in:  fiber/art yarn, color field painting, and my taxonomy series. So, that’s a thing.

Honestly, this is totally not my favorite piece; however, I have had several people really love it. I think it’s kinda safe and pedantic and not really doing more than being pretty, but conceptually, the idea is embedded in the idea of the palimpsest as well as making references to Beauty and the Beast (which is so often the safest of fairytales in my mind) but problematizing it by being on the outside of the story–we are but observers hearing the stories told over and over and going to see ruins–and placing visuals cues for women’s work and how Beauty is both the paragon and the subversion of femininity as well as cue-ing for Rose Windows: symbol of the Virgin Mary as well as being one of the main points of Biblical education in pre-literate Europe.


spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denouement: non-Euclidean geometry (or, The Queen’s Mirror)
2013
mixed media
Katrina (‘Trie) Blasingame

So, I have a massive thing for the Queen’s magic Mirror. Mirrors (and windows) kinda freak me out because they’re these places of Otherness and alterity.  They’re, theoretically, showing us reality, but that reality is different for each person, so how can it really be reality.  It’s very quantum.

And, the Queen’s Mirror is even more-so because it sees everywhere, sees the future, sees the past, is a voice and face that only exists for one person, and can move into our world to become something even more horrifying, more grotesque.  So, yeah, the Mirror is kinda a thing for me.

non-Euclidean geometry is kinda the Mirror taken to different places: objects in space, bulbous and grotesque, the Sacred Heart, and the vagina dentata. All of this framed in fairytale, illuminated manuscript ways. There’s even some Scott Treleavan reference in there in the framing.

I kinda like these little Vine-vidlets for documenting my pieces. They’re so difficult to photograph; I think the vidlets do better.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, this has gotten really long again, so I’m out.

Courage.

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