The Map is Not the Territory
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Today I was looking back on some files of paintings in which the grid was a dominant part of the composition. Fernando Llosa documented the development of this painting through 10 stages. The form was made with paper and the folds stiffened with gesso. The first stage captures the light and dimension of the form. Oil paint was then added. The painting was made in 2010.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
I've been working on a series of graphite drawings for the last couple of years. Yesterday I was at Pioneer Printing in Lodi to see the printing and embossing of the cover for a book of this series. That was a treat in itself as there aren't too many shops like that left. They have both the newest copy machines and traditional machines for letterpress printing. I am happy to say that the book will be ready for me to pick up from the printer next week. There are 76 drawings in the book. If you are interested in having a copy of the book, send me a personal message or e-mail.
Sunday, July 28, 2019
This wedding guestbook, made by Fernando, has Taughannock Creek shale and fossils. It is 7x7" and has 90 sheets of 24 lb. acid free paper. If you're interested, send an e-mail. Price: $150 + tax.
Monday, April 29, 2019
Fernando is showing hand-made books and paintings at
The Bookery in Ithaca. The work is up and the opening is
Gallery Night, May 3, from 5-8 pm.
The Bookery is in the DeWitt Mall, Ithaca, NY.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Over the years, I have used the house image to show the human desire and need for security, both physically and psychologically. The house can portray the actual structure that protects us from the elements of nature but the house is also a home, the extension of our personal selves, the place where our family, our memories and values reside.
The house can call into question our relationship with nature. Other animals seem so integrated into nature, but we survived by building this physical boundary around ourselves. As necessary as a house is, was this need for physical security the first step in forgetting our relationship and dependence on the natural world?
The house image can expose our relationship with others - why do some people have excess padding (even the middle-class have mansions) while others have only the covering of blankets and cardboard?
The house can be a place of protection, but when we find that our safety is compromised, (through war, gun violence, or drug overdose) we may have to leave our quiet, protected place of security to express our sorrow and concern, as the drawing Taking Our Sorrow to the Streets suggests.
Each of these images deals with an aspect of the human social relationship that needs attending to - homelessness, ecological collapse, social living conditions, human violence, and group identity.
Fragile - Handle With Care
Home Sweet Home
Security in the Neighborhood
Taking Our Sorrow to the Street
The Human Animal
The Security of Home
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Do you love to write?
Melissa Hamilton Kolberg has agreed to host a Write to Bloom workshop using my drawings as writing inspiration.
Sunday, November 11, 2-4 in Melissa's studio, Trumansburg NY.
For more information visit the website: https://www.write2bloom.com/
I'm not sure yet what drawings I will show, but here are a few possibilities.
Double Falls, The Past and the Future
Monday, October 29, 2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018
I have a show coming up in October in Ithaca at Mockingbird Paperie. The work includes paintings created in 2015-16 from two series - The Emergence of Form and The Observer is the Observed.
Time meets Thought
The Observer is the Observed
A Receptacle for Reality
Oblivious to the Universal Mind
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018
These are the drawings that I made this summer. They are all 22x30" graphite drawings on Stonehenge paper.
Writing the Story
Double Falls, The Past and the Future
The House of Knowledge
Moving with Snakes
The Empty Vessel, The Flow of Life
To see more drawings in this series, go to www.kimschrag.com
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
The Dragon and the Butterfly
Fernando is having a show of assemblages at Gimme Coffee in Trumansburg, through August.
The five assemblages in this show are an experimental collaboration with MARK OROS, lapidary artist at HASHNU STONES in Trumansburg.
Journey Beyond Separation
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Fernando has been designing a notebook.
The shapes are selected from Taughannock Creek stones.
These are the chosen stones in their final arrangement.
The stone shapes are carved into the cover board.
The book cover is prepared.
The book block and the cover are ready to be glued together.
The stone shapes are also added to the back cover in low relief.
The front and back boards have been covered in blue linen fabric.
The stones are glued onto the cover.
The beautiful front cover of the book.
The back cover.
This lovely wedding guest book or personal journal is 6x9".
Fernando - email@example.com