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Re: Gotta give props to My Beautiful Wife
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2013, 08:38:19 AM »
She does some great work. I like her Asparagus piece quite a bit.

I've dabbled in fractal art a bit myself, but like most of my hobbies I haven't spent much time on it since my son was born. I never really turned the corner to where I considered myself really good, but I do have a few pieces that I'm very happy with.






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Re: Gotta give props to My Beautiful Wife
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2013, 08:41:11 AM »
She just sold her first piece of Art. She's a professional artist now!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeatherVittumArt



Sold!  Very cool.  A young buff orphington perhaps?
Seems like the paper could be art all on its own. Does she make that as well?

Wandering the garden last night, I came across all manner of potential subjects. The veins on the cabbages were nice.  :)

She doesn't yet make her own paper but it's in the plan book for sure. We've been talking about if for a while now. I think the big thing that's stopped us so far is that a lot of the instructions out there call for using caustic and we have a small child... 'nuff said. But we are going to start experimenting with recycled paper paper instead of cotton rag and see if we can figure out the technique stuff.

The garden is full of inspiration. She doesn't yet have a lot of her stuff up on the etsy account because she doesn't have any copies already printed but she has a series that goes with the asparagus and another with corn, squash, and beans that go really nicely as a set.

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Re: Gotta give props to My Beautiful Wife
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2013, 08:58:15 AM »
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Re: Gotta give props to My Beautiful Wife
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2013, 09:56:51 AM »
Can't Art be functional?

sure, an artistic creation can be functional. take any really amazingly designed sports car, that hand hammered aluminum body jag. It is a blend of craft, technology, and art. However you could pretty much remove the art and still have the craft and technology and, therefore, functionality.

Exactly. If you make a bowl, it's functional. And you can put the proper craft into designing the bowl that makes it function properly. But adding decorations to the bowl does not improve its function. The decorations are themselves aesthetically pleasing, but they aren't there for any other purpose.
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Re: Gotta give props to My Beautiful Wife
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2013, 10:11:56 AM »
Can't Art be functional?

sure, an artistic creation can be functional. take any really amazingly designed sports car, that hand hammered aluminum body jag. It is a blend of craft, technology, and art. However you could pretty much remove the art and still have the craft and technology and, therefore, functionality.

Exactly. If you make a bowl, it's functional. And you can put the proper craft into designing the bowl that makes it function properly. But adding decorations to the bowl does not improve its function. The decorations are themselves aesthetically pleasing, but they aren't there for any other purpose.

and this should not be taken to mean (at least my point should not) that aesthetic pleasure is not a vital need that art fulfills. This is why art is, arguably, the first thing that made us 'human'.

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Re: Gotta give props to My Beautiful Wife
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2013, 10:40:42 AM »
Nice work by your wife.

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My answer: As much as someone is willing to pay for it.

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Re: Gotta give props to My Beautiful Wife
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2013, 03:02:28 PM »
Well,

Not that I had any doubt but this weekend I tried to cut a lino block for a simple beer label, no fancy pictures, just some "words in a cunning order"* (hopefully) and man, did I eff that up.

meanwhile, as I struggled with that My wife cut a new piece, printed 20 some odd copies of existing pieces and made a half dozen shirts to boot.

one of my favorites

and this one just blows me away. This is me and my son the day he was born


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Re: Gotta give props to My Beautiful Wife
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2013, 03:37:52 PM »
Very nice. She definitely has a cool style. I like the textured appearance - it works.
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Re: Gotta give props to My Beautiful Wife
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2013, 08:37:58 PM »
alright, I lied, this is my new favorite. She's gonna make me a t-shirt with this one on it.


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Re: Gotta give props to My Beautiful Wife
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2013, 11:43:39 PM »
I really like that one. Very nice!
 
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Re: Gotta give props to My Beautiful Wife
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2013, 07:51:31 AM »
I really like that one. Very nice!
 
In Hawaiian, the name for octopus is he'e (pronounced heh-ay).
The he'e symbolizes Polynesia, the arms of the octopus reaching out and uniting all of the islands of Polynesia.
 
It is also the symbol for my business, Hawaii Environmental Engineering (HEE).

that's awesome carl. My wifes father just recently moved away from maui. She spent a alot of vacations there growing up.