Today we're sharing the creative process of one of Bluebird Art's favorite projects, McClure Pass Diptych, by artist Sirima Sataman. Sirima took her beloved VW bus to that high pass in Colorado, where this work draws its inspiration. Drawings are made on wooden panels which are then carved, inked, and proofed. The prints for the diptych are then meticulously pulled from the woodcut. Pretty rad. You can follow Sirima as she makes new works or purchase McClure Pass Diptych in the Bluebird Art app.
"Peter Foucault’s procedure connects his work with the Surrealist lineage of automatism, the chance-enamored strategies of Fluxus and oddities on the fringes of art such as Harold Cohen’s computer-generated drawings." — Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle
We're excited to feature Oakland-based artist, Peter Foucault. Peter creates works on paper that are fueled by his love of drawing and mark making. In his latest series of works, he created and employed a sound-activated robot that “paints” ink-based drawings based on the perception of sound in its environment.
We're turning the tables this week and featuring one of Bluebird Art's first collectors and the host of our recent art show, Ms. Nancy Reyering.
We asked Nancy, why is art important to you? She responded: "Art speaks through the eyes first, but then starts to live in the heart. Art reminds me of places I’ve been or aspire to, both physically and emotionally."
We at Bluebird Art were given the fantastic opportunity to get an insider’s view into the life and work of artist Holly Savas at her residence and studio in San Francisco.
Holly Savas is a contemporary collage artist with modernist sensibilities. Coming from a design background that is evidenced in the orderliness of her compositions, she creates abstracted urban landscapes. She speaks about the optimism in her work, and it is here that the modernist qualities manifest. The forms are simple, colours bright and warm, and patterns and textures lively, all of this speaking to a portion of the modernist aesthetic.” — Ariane Fairlie, Kolaj Magazine (January 2015)
The interview features Holly both as an artist and as a collector. Tap here for the interview.
We are excited to be sharing interviews of artists we work with on Bluebird Art.
Our first artist is no stranger to Bluebird: Christian Davies. His paintings are inspired by the American quilt patterns that he grew up around with his mother being a quilter.
I paint from traditional American quilt patterns as a basis for my work. I start with a quilt block and then let it morph and unfold in a very improvised way to the degree that it can be unrecognizable from the original block. - Christian Davies