Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cloudy With A Chance of...... Great Cloud Art!


" You must not blame me if I talk to the clouds".......on my IPhone!
Henry David Thoreau


Well it's Thursday and you know what that means. I've been to the Birmingham Museum of Art for my volunteer shift and have something to share today. Meet Birmingham artist Amy Pleasant ( and she IS!). Amy's a local painter that also does mural drawings. Last week I featured a ladder in the Sculpture Garden. Well they were busy freshening up the walls with white paint so Amy could fill the walls with CLOUDS! She will eventually install dozens of 3 dimensional clouds, like the one in the top photo, all around the center space. Won't that be fun? I can't wait to see it when it's all finished. Meanwhile, I'll be stopping by to see Amy's progress and reporting back with photos.

* Amy's website won't be up and running for a week or so. I'll post it here so you can visit her!!!

25 comments:

Bibi said...

I painted clouds on the walls of my kids' rooms when they were little, so I can definitely identify with this.

Read 'Les Nuages' by Baudelaire, my favorite French poet....

Olivier said...

belle création, voila un artiste qui a la chance de vivre la tête dans le ciel ;)

brattcat said...

She'll definitely have you all on cloud nine (and ten and eleven and...).

Thérèse said...

I was already questioning the 3D side of the first picture...
Walking through the clouds: what a joy!

Char said...

gorgeous

altadenahiker said...

Very clever!

What do you do there, Virg?

Virginia said...

Hker,
I am stationed inside the Yale Univ. Exhibit as an Ask Me volunteer. Since there is no audio for this one, we answer questions about the artwork but mainly where the restrooms are located! I say "Ask Me, but don't ask me much!"
V

Olivier,
Oui la tête dans le ciel, moi aussi!

Bergson said...

à peindre des nuages, on fait venir la pluie

cieldequimper said...

Love the first shot V, simple, poetic and effective!

Halcyon said...

Sounds like it's going to be a neat exhibit. I like the clouds they've got already.

Daryl said...

Listen, can you hear it? Its Joni Mitchell .. 'I've looked at clouds from both sides now ... '

Jacob said...

Nothing like watching real artists at work. The first photo is so good! You didn't, by any chance, set it up that way? If you did, you exercised a real sense of creativity! If you didn't, you also exercised a real sense of creativity.

Dontcha just love it when you win no matter what?

Virginia said...

Jacob, It was that good ole "photographer's luck"! I walked up and saw her at the other end checking her phone. I zoomed and she didn't hear my click! I liked this shot too!
V

lodolite said...

a very charming moment.
ciao, simona

Cloudia said...

This CLOUDia loves it!!!!!




" You must not blame me if I talk to the clouds".......on my IPhone!
Henry David Thoreau

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Paula said...

For someone with her head in the clouds she looks very grounded, I like that confident stance. I Look forward to seeing the rest of the installation.

Ken Mac said...

perfect rule of thirds! Well done...love the clouds

Lori Skoog said...

Virginia...I am so glad that you like to post art and architecture.

Thanks for visiting our farm.

Virginia said...

Thanks everyone. I 'm so glad to feature this wonderful Birmingham artist. What a delight she was to meet. More from her soon!
V

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Oh she seems so young to have scored such a large commission. Sometimes I think the only shot I've got at getting my work up in the LA county museum is if I glue it on the Museum's bathroom wall

Tash said...

she must be on cloud nine! I like the 3-d aspect.

Petrea said...

I like her work and your photo of it. V, if I ran into you in the museum I think I'd want to drag you along with me to every exhibit.

marley said...

That is really cool! Love it!

It would have been the perfect photo for Sky Watch!

Kitty said...

I love the concept of this art, though it'd be easy to think these were bushes, lol.

Painting such a large piece seems so peaceful. I like how lost she looks in her work.

JM said...

V., the first shot is just amazing and your commentary so very funny! :-) Also love your new header, what a beautiful red plant!