Saturday, October 26, 2019

House of Knowledge

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

Wedding Guestbook

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 Llosa at the Bookery - Signs of the Integrity of Life

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

Home

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

Write to Bloom

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.

The Unknowable

Leaving Home

Double Falls, The Past and the Future

Constructing Reality



Monday, October 29, 2018

The Tree of Life

This painting was originally called The Family Tree, 
now I am renaming it The Tree of Life.
 It is the same, isn't it?

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Planning a Show

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

Favorites

Uprooted

The World Upside Down

Taking Our Sorrow to the Street

Many Worlds, One Species

The Unknowable 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Summer Work by Kim

These are the drawings that I made this summer. They are all 22x30" graphite drawings on Stonehenge paper. 


Creating Reality

Writing the Story

Cosmic Beings

Double Falls, The Past and the Future

The House of Knowledge

Overwhelmed

Breakthrough

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

Fernando at Gimme in Trumansburg

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

Fancy Mom




Sunday, June 3, 2018

A Notebook is Born

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.
Finished!

This lovely wedding guest book or personal journal is 6x9".

Fernando - f@unboundart.com