Monday, October 24, 2011

SCULZ go Wilde

Or rather, some of them went today to be part of a Halloween window display at Wilde's, a store on Bank St, one of Ottawa's main drags.

While not in a gallery and not on a wall, not in a magazine or newspaper, having the SCULZ in a storefront on a busy downtown street does mean that they get looked at, noticed, and isn't that one of our aims, to be recognized as artists in our community?

Now Wilde's is a gay male emporium and I, a flaming heterosexual female yet I chose to offer my art for display here. I knew that neither Birk's nor The Bay would clamour to show the SCULZ.

Sometimes, it's a good idea to choose possible venues for one's work rather than go after what might be termed, an impossible dream.

Nonetheless, saying this, I would imagine had I given it a try and taken the red devil SCULZ to an upscale jewelery story and suggested that they hang strings of pearls or stands of diamonds from its horns, they might have been talked into it.

After all, we are upon the eve of Halloween.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Who Is Lucy? Mystery Artist in Ottawa

Is it Lucy or Lucie? And who is she? Who is the artist? Maybe someone from Patrick John Mills Gallery?

Odd to see a painting attached to a telephone pole on a busy street in downtown Ottawa but there it was this afternoon and again, when I returned five hours later, still there.

I, of course, had to answer the question, Who is Lucy?, the only way a child of the sixties could. Lucy refers to the Beatles song, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.