Thursday, October 15, 2009

Through the Looking Glass Lightboxes


When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie....

Ah Italy...
The light, the history, the art...
And in Spring....me!
I'll be headed back to the hill town of Cortona in May 2010. This time we're playing with light boxes. Not to mention a flea market trip to Firenze (a.k.a. Florence)...what could be better?
Here's the class

Through the Looking Glass Lightboxes

If only Pandora had a little peephole or keyhole to check out the innards of that nasty ol’ box…think of the grief she could have saved us all. Well, in this class we are going to put things to right and create secret boxes or chests that can be previewed using keyholes and/or lenses. Not only that but we will illuminate the interior with lighting to make that secret space all the more revealing. On the exterior the chests will be adorned using found objects and the process of assemblage. On the interior students will create interesting realms to view, combing assemblage with collage. The best part is that we will be doing all of this stuff in Italy. And better still we’ll be hitting the flea markets in Florence, Italy to find goodies for our creations. Mama Mia! That’s a spicy meatball!

Enticing...yes?

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Be there or be a matusa.

15 comments:

Susan said...

Your art is truly remarkable! Would love to be in Italy with you but will have to wait and see when you make it back to the Southern California area. Hope you have a great year!

Sid said...

This is such a great idea - I never thought about all the creepy scenes I could have taking place INSIDE my assemblages! This definitely takes it to a whole other level.

Samantha Marshall said...

Wow, Michael. that is so cool!!

JonesMoore said...

This is SO very tempting, Michael...

azirca said...

Love the Looking Glass Lightbox assemblage. Elements hidden away from first sight only able to be viewed through a lens sounds intriguing...oh crikey!.. hope that doesn't make me sound like a pervert!

Marie-Aimée said...

wow !! it's fantastic, i love your assemblages

Read Between The Lines said...

Let me guess, that's the Shroud of Turin in there? I would give my eye teeth to be there for this one, Michael.

cindy shake said...

Hmmm -sounds like a great reason to get the Passport renewed!! Love the looking glass lightbox theme.

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Italy - you lucky dog! Sounds like a great adventure and a fun class.

Love that song by the way... that's amore...

Jen Crossley said...

Italy how wonderful the class looks amazing

Lisa Bonner said...

Hi Michael - would love to take one of your classes! Do you plan on having any in Missoula any time soon -- I live over the hill in Salmon, ID - Italy would be great but Missoula would be affordable!

Lisa

Sue McGettigan said...

Bellissima!! Lucky you - and lucky those who get to go along with you!

6p00d83451fffe69e2 said...

Oh my gosh Michael!! I love it! Sure wish I were there in Italy It looks lke an intriguing class.

: )
Judy

zoe said...

wow!! that sounds awesome! what a clever idea, and what a beautiful place to go...

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