Announcement February 23rd 2011
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I know its been a while but I escaped most of January in NYC by doing a commission for the ExplorAtorium Museum in San Francisco and then taking a much deserved relaxing trip to visit Deborah’s parents in Mexico.
So Starting with my work at ExplorAtorium it was amazing to be back in the Bay area and thanks to all my friends and family that came out for the night to see us. The Exploratorium is an incredible place, a hands on museum with kids running around touching and learning about science, physics by interacting with hand made displays right from inside the industrial shop on the premises. This San Francisco gem is set to move to the piers downtown and double in capacity soon. Go there when you can! You might even get some art! Heres some great Time-Lapse and Video produced by myself (the silent one) and the Exploratorium Staff! AND They are Dog Friendly! So my pup Pancho Poppins was having a blast at the party as well!
My friend Boris came out the following day and helped shoot the piecewithout all the hubub going on and took this shot..
and here are some details
So little time to see all the great friends in San Francisco but a few more came out on Sunday to see my work at Yerba Buena Gardens.
Thanks to Cedric who took video that day and Boris again for coming out to shoot some as well.
So after returning to NYC for a cold few days Deborah, Pancho and I were off to Mexico to visit Deborahs parents as well as do a bit of sightseeing.
While visiting Palenque we were fortunate to be there on a day when the misty rain had kept most people away. We spent hours climbing and taking pictures
here are a few from the ruins with a dramatic mist and green all around.
And amazing trees rooted in the ruins..
and the Misol Ha Waterfall…
When we arrived in San Cristobal de las Casas I was immediately taken by the incredible sky at 7000 ft. Full of clouds and brilliant sun it felt great to be there and alive.
I took to my inspirations early morning and created this little painting for out host next to the cabin where we stayed.
Our hostess Janet took us on a drive up to Zinacantan, the Mayan village where she knew some of the women and had made a book about Mayan textiles
We ate fresh tortillas made with pumpkin seeds and cheese and I pulled out one of my postcards to show the women my work and a striking similarity was in their embroidered fabrics. Check this out!
We acknowledged the language that transcends all barriers in that moment and we rushed around to share with the other women who work so hard to make these garments by hand. I shared more images and gave them my cards containing “Earth” “Wind” and “Fire” I’d love to go back and get my “Fuego Jacket” perhaps?
We spent some amazing days in San Cristobal, strolling and enjoying the town, checking out sights, the churches and Na Bolom Center as well as meeting a new friend Cisco who has an art gallery as well as an immense knowledge of Orchids having spent 16 years inSan Cristobal creating his dream Orquídeas Moxviquil
Finally with only a small bit of sand that I had brought, just enough to do a medium sized painting I was inspired to share my work with the people of San Cristobal. The Plaza had a surface that was difficult to work on but seemed to add to the overall texture. We had loads of fun as Deborah attempted to make announcements in broken Spanish and answer questions, she did a fantastic job I must say as I hope to learn spanish someday but have always put my artistic endeavors first.
I have been back in NYC now for a bit and catching up on business and working in the studio. I’m also trying to make it out on days that the weather permits me too. I have a whole lot of new ideas coming your way so please stay tuned.
If you would like to commission an artwork or discuss options for getting an image printed please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-348-4474
This is one example of an edition that is available, to date I have done over 220 sand paintings, A print edition can be made from any past painting so please do not feel limited by this. To get an idea of what paintings are available please go to my other blog http://joemangrum.posterous.com/ There you will find my daily posts of the works in progress as shot from my phone. Of course I have high quality images to print from but this will give you a sense of the character or colors of each piece that you may want to have printed.
Limited edition print series Union Square January 24th 2010
$300 each +tax S&H Get all 4 prints for $1000 + tax s&h
Each print is signed and numbered edition
of 100 pigment print. Image size is 16″x16″ on a
20″ x 24″
on fine art archival paper. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks
from time of order. Other
images are also available please inquire here
Buy a book this week I’ll throw in a set of 6 postcards. Buy a print and I’ll throw in a softcover book!
New York” is a
40 page volume measuring 8″x10″ containing 70 color photographs
documenting all 41 of my sand paintings between August 23rd and November
22nd 2009. I begin with an introduction drawing on my experience
and giving the audience a background and insight to my work and let
the photographs tell the rest.
This book release is my first ever
publication of this kind!
If you enjoy my work please support it by purchasing a book today.
Due to the nature of Print on Demand
(POD) it may take up to 3 weeks for delivery, I appreciate your patience.
If you care to leave a message for me please do so in the box above
as I will personally be processing these orders.
Here are some examples of other works available..
You may commission a sand design on panel as well.
“Hope and Faith” sand on panel 2009 48″ x 102″
“Current Trends Indicate” Collage on Panel 48″ x 60″
“Sand #2″ 48″ sand on panel
Thank you all for the opportunity
to bring this work to you and making it possible to spend my summer
creating these images.
If you would like to collect
my art , commission a project for an event or permanent space, please
feel free to call or write to make an appointment. 917-348-4474 and
of course I can always be reached by e-mail email@example.com