Yesterday, Gabriella and I received our copy of Alemao!
Caio Fernandez, the gifted Brazilian painter and writer has been a strong influence on me for some time now, and he has helped me along in my pursuits as an artist.
It seems like it was just a couple months ago that he decided to write his first novel, and now it’s in our home here in New England.
Already, we are fighting over who gets to read it first, but I’m sure Gabriella will be the first and then me. I am just a lowly painter and she is the writer, so I will leave it to her to give a more detailed account after she reads it. I am just happy to have the great honor and pleasure to know Caio.
For those of you who may not know, I am working on a collaboration with Scott Mulcahey of Artful Chairs. Scott is a master chair maker based out of Beverly, Massachusetts. If you haven’t checked his work out, he has a very nice fan page on Facebook. Please pop on over there and hit the “like” button to show your support.
I am hoping to have most of the work done on the chair in time to show it off for Vernon Street Open Studios, which is coming up on November 6 and 7. After that, it will go back to Scott for a gallery show in December. I will post more information on both these events as they get nearer.
This week, I also received the first-round piece from Shana of Art That Circles The Earth. I was attracted to this project because it’s a Mandala-based collaboration, and that just happens to be the direction I am going right now. We don’t have a hard and fast deadline to complete this, but I will post the progress as it happens. Thank you, Shana, for the opportunity to work with you!