member of:Observers of the Interdependence of Domestic Objects and Their Influence on Everyday Life

This group has been active for a long time and has already made some remarkable assertions which render life simpler from the practical point of view. For example, I move a pot of green color five centimeters to the right, I push in the thumbtack beside the comb and if Mr. A (another adherent like me) at this moment puts his volume about bee-keeping beside a pattern for cutting out vests, I am sure to meet on the sidewalk of the avenida Madero a woman who intrigues me and whose origin and address I never could have known...
--Remedios Varo

(Slideshow is of Artwork by Remedios Varo)
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
--Franz Kafka

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Maquette Show

by Jodi Le Birge

Clive Hick's-Jenkins is curating an on-line gallery of maquettes created by his ArtLog followers. It's fascinating to see the wildly different ways the process has been affected by each artist's style...

All of the above are the creation of Jodi Le Birge, whose maquette makes me think of the many faces of one person; of our saintly side; of our animal attributes; of our feminine and masculine sides...

Peter Stevenson is planning to use his for a lantern show (!) which I hope to somehow see:

I love how Liz Sangster made her lively, furry dog, with his expressive ears, tail, and tongue, pose on a one-dimensional background--it makes him even more alive! Even the style she used to paint his fur makes his seem charged with energy...

The image below is by Steph Redfern:

These are only a few of the images from his show. There are many, many more, and more artists, and each day, he is unveiling new surprises! Links:


  1. de vrais dessins animés..le chien sur canapé est extra!

  2. Thank you for the maquette show! How interesitng! Each maquette is unique, lively, and lovely. It seems to me that they embody the things that the creators aspire to.

  3. It is such a mind-blowing online show isn't it? And I have to say, the whole thing started off in the loveliest way with a super talented lady's art beginning part 1! I wonder if this show would have happened if she hadn't started making these maquettes too...