Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Sculpture! One of three pieces hanging at the Museum of Art, in Coos Bay, Oregon. The orange beads are antique Japanese beads, and the focal piece is actually a button with hammered silver wire coils. She also used gold filled wire.

It looks like wearable art to me, but the museum doesn't display jewelry. My mom thought they were sending her home, but the museum's art director insisted they find a way to accept her submissions: "You can't not be in the show. Your work is too incredible. I can't let this go. I've been thinking of how I'm going to do this, and this is how it's going to be: Your submissions are not jewelry. This is wire and glass sculpture; it's mixed media sculpture. Your work is fabulous." Can we all cheer very loudly, so Delia can hear?! She has been working and playing and making beautiful pieces for quite some time now, but this affirmation of her skill and artistry is a big bonus.

Monday, February 02, 2004

This is busting me up. Yes, I watched the game. Once a year I watch football, and like every year I chose the winning team. It's all about the commercials, which were mostly uninspired this year. Unfortunately I did not watch the half time show...I sort of popped in and out of the room, but was never so engrossed that I wouldn't rather fold laundry. For the most part my impression of the performers was that they were there not to entertain the viewers, but to assert their "Look at me; I am popular" platforms. It was boring. So, why am I busting up? Janet showed titty. And people are offended by her calculated or accidental flash dance with Justin. Music videos and entertainment and awards shows crossed the tasteless barrier ages ago, and I am more amused than appalled. Why was the show a "celebration" suitable for families when Justin and Janet were pumping and grinding in a dance meant to simulate sex, but offensive when a breast was sort of exposed? It seems to me the whole event was a celebration of overexposure.