Daily Print #3 Spookalicious Cupcake, 4 1/2 x 6 inches, $60In honor of Halloween, and my girls who are still excited about Trick or Treating! This year since our house is not complete Andy and I both get to go out with the girls... I plan on bringing my outdoor stemless wine glass because in Stapleton the parents get treats too!
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Daily Print #2, The Preppy Cupcake, 4 1/2 x 6 inches, $60This is the second print of my cupcake series. It, like the Yellow Cupcake, is 4 1/2 x 6 inches in size. Hope you enjoy this happy little set of pastries, there are a dozen in all plus one for the baker.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
#1 Daily Print - Yellow Cupcake, 4 1/2 x 6 inches, $60I had posted this image earlier as a start of a new series but it also signifies the start of my online art sales! Yes friends each day I will post a daily print which will be for sale. Eventually I will start an Etsy online store but for now my blog will be the go to place for my daily prints. Thi yummy morse can now be yours!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
One in Eight
Installation by Kim Putnam
It is estimated that one out of eight women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life. According to census research in 2013 approximately 160,593,450 women lived in the United States. Twenty million (or one in eight) of those women are destine for breast cancer.
This installation visually exemplifies these statistics. Using the concept of the latex balloon stress ball, the work consists of 160 pink balloons. Of those 160, twenty balloons contain a marble and flour or are filled with black pepper. The marble signifies the dreaded lump. The black pepper is more ominous it symbolizes the disease that invades the body undetected. The remaining balloons are filled with white flour. The pink balloons are a metaphor for a woman’s breast, the texture, shape and feel of the balloon as stress ball, once filled with flour, act as a tactile representation. The color of the balloon is intentional as it calls to mind both the concept of femininity and the soft pink skin of the breast and nipple.
Visually the balloons all look the same. Like the self-examinations women are encouraged to do, it is only through the sense of touch that the infected balloons can be identified, and even then there is no certainty. Thus the exhibition is intended to create a sense of ambiguity and a feeling of discomfort and a heightened awareness of breast cancer as it relates to the female population in the United States.
Monday, October 13, 2014
The following images were taken during the Master Class that I lead at the CAEA fall Conference in Breckenridge, CO 2014. The participants were art educators from all across Colorado.
In creating this, I am interested in the idea of fashion drawings and the concept of simplifying the figure, leaving the face unrendered providing only the guide lines of where the facial features would fall if they were added and focusing on simple shapes to render a fashion design. The purpose of simplfying the figure and leaving the face non-descript is so to not objectify the female but instead to focus on the design of the clothes. The image is small, perhaps 5 x 7 inches (I didn't measure it so this is an eyeball guess). Maybe I should call it Fashion Plate 1 - blue sheath?
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Cupcakes is the newest addition to my Doodle series, this one is inspired by a recent event that involves breast cancer. I am also working on an installation work titled One in Eight that is in response to breast cancer as it relates to and affects the female population in the United States. More on that piece soon...