Unlike many, I chose not to watch the first presidential debate of the 2016 election season. (that was a debate?) But I have a comment, as usual, primarily visual.
The impetus for this piece is a silent auction of artist-made birdhouses at the Del Ray Artisans (Alexandria VA) in October as a fund raiser for their community art programs. I wanted to produce a comparable Hillary birdhouse “PEEP@gov.com” but unfortunately I ran out of materials. It’s all cuckoo to me.
Along with the birdhouses, DRA is hosting an exhibit of art inspired by the local landscape. This will be my last submission for the year. It gave me an excuse to develop an approach to working with a cityscape. This business on the main street of Del Ray, an old fashioned comics shop, is rarely open. The store windows are crowded with faded old copies of comics and seedy looking house plants. I liked the idea of super heroes and weedy plants breaking loose and hovering beyond the roof line.
Next up: the Edgar Allan Poe exhibit at the public library, and pictures of the City Gallery exhibit, On and Off the Page.