Tuesday, December 1, 2015

umbrELEPHANTS…Miles 40th Art Blog!

Welcome to Miles Frode's 40th Art Blog

                                                Tuesday December FIRST! 2015

This is the Place!... if your here…

Today i am going to start with a snippet of a poem with the same name as the first painting featured on todays Blog. The "umbrELAPHANTS" painting (BELOW) is about 7"x22" and painted and drawn on a thicker wood panel.  
FOR SALE-$200 +shipping and handling

..."Her hands fall off me like mature petals
        while under the sandman's stormy transition

Alongside Dancing rain umbraELEPHANTS browsing movie titles 
n' when we sleep all of these worlds collide 
until they fall into the pieces we somehow see whole

Helping collapse the accordion of the time of times
Swinging a circle song
To build
With mirrors

Forward and back
Lunging toward the tao's that stick 
like the realties of rusty nail and cold night over open fire"...

BELOW- I consider an "ARTifact" a secondary stage art piece…
a drop cloth, a palette, or in this case a "Clean up-Print" made after using the plate for rolling out onto the block, Where i basically use it for a mono-print…scratching and drawing into the still wet ink…and then i apply the printing surface (paper in this case) than press and rub with the back of my wood spoon 
BELOW- The first stage test printing of a 2"x6" wood slice i'd started a Wordzilla idea on...

So i finally got some more WELD BOND glue that finally works:)
so i pulled out some collected assemblage pieces…and had a PLAY!
BELOW-Upon further evaluation/appreciation of what was around the sculpture…
i see a white face coming out of the dark….Chiaroscuro'ish style
BELOW- a drawing of an EX from around 2008. By Miles

LEFT- photo by Molly Marchetti

Miles (me) putting in some work:)

BELOW-UNEDITED lowlight, slow shutter speed, no flash photo by Miles Frode
BELOW- 2 UNEDITED Artsy, lowlight, slow shutter speed, no flash portraits 
                                                                                                      of Cass, aka The Muse by Miles 

BELOW- an art mail wood panel from Hilary Davidson that required some glue..
and maybe some further love:)

BELOW-   Embellished "MYTHaphore"Block Print #13 out of 50 
for sale- $150 +shipping and handling

ONLY ONE. so act quick if you'r interested.

LEFT- a drawing for Miles aka Mouse from his late uncle John Frode:)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

39th Blog -"A Progression of Skipped Steps"

           Tuesday November the 17th

                                                                     Miles' 39th Blog

                                                 Below- A 3 year old Miles (in Moon Boots) Having a play:) 1987
Below-My mom and me, in Pacific Grove working one of our early collab pieces:)
                                            Below- A Collab drawing of My mom and mine from the last 7 years.  
Below- Just noticed how much i look the same in both of these pics:)
The very bottom one is from about 12 years ago when i lived in my friends garage in Live Oak…
                                                 and i think the younger one is from 1989'

Below- A 16"x20" mixed media canvas panel 

For Sale
$200 + shipping and handling


Below-'Shaken and Stirred'

Below- 2 embellished prints.
All of My prints are $50
There are ONLY 50 prints made of EACH.

a dozen or so get embellished by hand
They are $100 + depending upon the amount of work back in

The Above and Below Prints are Double and Triple Printed 

  Below- A drawing from 2007'ish that i collaged into a bit recently:)

 Below- A drawing from a sketchbook from 2008-2009 that i pulled out and collaged into a bit:)
Below- A collage from 2009
(2009-was an important year for Collage for Miles/Me)
Below- 2 pieces i am tightening/loosening up for up and coming Art Shows.

Below- The first step
 Below-Where i took em' within the next year

Below- Where the Far Right Piece has come to Thus Far

For Sale-$160 +shipping and Handling
8"x16" mixed media on Gallery Stretched Canvas
(see the other 3 in person at my Mom Diane Ericson's studio in Ashland OR)

BELOW- A Piece i started this last Friday as a demo for my Rogue Valley Gallery 'Studio Spirits' class.
(secret…turn your head to the left 90 degrees and notice the piece as of now can work 2 ways…Horizontal AND vertical)

Below- A 'Good' Piece i started last year…That i'm tempting Great With for one of 2 up and coming Artshows. One at Talent Health Club and the other at Local Ashland Grub Spot "Ruby's".
More info and Fliers COMING SOON
 Feelism…When listening to the intuition's moment dynamics more than the pre-proposed ideas.

Below- A Bigger Piece i am messing up on purpose to take me somewhere new. 
(Shouts to DeKooning!)

Stay tuned for the progression and the eventual "Final Stage"

Thank you,
and as always…"May The Muse Be With You!"

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A Slow Wordy Takeoff...38th Blog

           Welcome to my 38th Blog
            Tuesday the 3rd of November
                                                                                      'A Slow, Wordy Take-off'
                                               Art and the Artist Blog, by Miles Frode
as Above so Below…(both photos are of 1 from 4 pieces id started on some nice wood panels
a few months ago)           -If you scroll down, you can see certain pieces progressing blog to blog

The newest collaboration with my mom Diane Ericson is COMING SOON to newsstands near you! AVAILABLE thanksgiving, The December-January issue of Vogue Patterns has a 12 page Design article with tons of great photos and Design Wizardry!

Take a peek at the first few pages at the link below:)

Right-The first page:)
 Above- Photo by Miles, metaphor and album idea
 Below-One of my 'Masterworks' that i rarely show or share
mixed media on wood panel
about 2'x5' ish            from my 'Pranayama…Origin of Wind' series

$1,250 + shipping and handeling

 Above- about 9"x12"   $60+ Shipping n' Handling.   
A personal favorite piece, on raw canvas panel using a mono-print technique

Above- An impromptu mural/commission in-progress
               (stay tuned for more photos in the next blog)
 Above- A favorite, I've probably already shared..but its a classic:)
    A big Thank you again to my friend and wonderful photographer Mary WilkinsKelly
Above- A mixed media piece about 2.5'x3'ish on a thinner wood panel

$415 + shipping and handeling
Acrylic, oil pastel, india ink and lace
(if you look close you may see the lace wedding dress pieces i used underneath the topmost layers)

 Above 2 Photos-Front and back of a square 1.5' ish piece of thinner, lightweight fabric showing some of my Discharge Paste skills….(I often use a syringe)            $111 + shipping and handling

 Above- A beautifully Discharged Raw Black canvas about 14"x5"          $35 + shipping n' handling 
 Above-   $30 +shipping n' handling
 A smaller strip of the black canvas with mixed technique seen below

Above- $80 +shipping and handling
about 3.5'x2.5'

A Larger Black Raw canvas piece with multi-layering of colorful painted line pattern and large swaths of discharge paste then some sparing use of syringe with discharge paste.
 Above-    $40 +shipping and handling 

A multilayer design approach was used on this about 6"x18" linen piece
the under was brushed Dye-Na-Flow and the topmost surface is a mono-print technique

Above- $40 +shipping and handling
Brown Canvas square with metallic fabric paints worked in

Above- one of my most recent Pizza Box pieces…
I'm eventually gonna throw together a coffee table book with all of them.
 Above- 'Ashlantis'   (still in the works:)
about 3.5'x4.5'ish 
mixed media on wood panel

Above- 'Angel Head' Linoleum print

The Run of 50 TOTAL prints of 'ANGEL HEAD' has started,
and there are 40 left.
When done with this singular run i am going to retire the block.FOREVER.

Standard numbered 'Angel Head' Print on professional quality Art printing paper -$50
EMBELLISHED numbered 'Angel Head' Print on professional quality Art printing paper -$100

I am planning to do between 5-10 hand re-worked or Embellished prints also.
Below is one style of embellishment i can and have done.
(the actual piece shown below IS STILL available)

Thank you for tuning in 
and checking out some of what i've been working and thinking about recently.

Please feel free to comment 
As always "May The Muse Be With You!"

see ya in a few weeks:)