Spring has arrived in New England and so it must be time for CraftBoston Spring at the Cyclorama in the South End. Lots of new work is coming to this show. The latest piece out of the studio is Krazy Kat.
I found these two Krazy Kat teacups at a flea market and loved the graphics. A little research and I learned all about Krazy Kat.
The Krazy Kat comic strip focuses on the curious relationship between a guileless, carefree, simple-minded cat named Krazy of indeterminate gender and a grumpy mouse named Ignatz. Krazy nurses an unrequited love for the mouse, but Ignatz despises Krazy and constantly schemes to throw bricks at Krazy’s head. Krazy interprets this as a sign of Ignatz’s affection.
Also coming to CraftBoston:
If you are in Boston’s South End this weekend, drop by Booth 511 at CraftBoston Spring and say hi.
If you can’t make it to the show we have loaded up the online shop with all the latest work. Check it out at www.artheadstudio.com/shop
I have always enjoyed whittling. Many years ago on vacation in Bonaire I spent many hours whittling pieces of driftwood.
Whittle Mermaid, 2005
And recently I have become more and more intrigued by wood carving. Every year for Christmas I get some “mad money” to buy something for myself that I wouldn’t normally buy, so this year I used my mad money to buy a quality set of carving tools.
A close friend of mine is a woodworker and she had given me some scrap wood. Armed with my new tools I started an adventure to see what I could create. I was intrigued to find out what great things might be hiding inside these square blocks of wood.
And here is what came of my adventure.
Finding a way to combine these carvings with vintage bits was my next adventure. This new line of work feels like a natural evolution of the work I had been doing.
Check out all the carvings here.