Now that Charlotte is old enough for me to leave alone in the evening, I’ve joined the Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild! I’m looking forward to getting involved with something outside of my house… and with ADULTS!! It’s a crazy kind of place my mind goes when I have spent the majority of my time with babies and little kids for such a long period of time.
Anyway, the speaker was Susan Else. I know her art is not for everyone, but you can’t deny the woman is seriously talented.
I really loved these skeletons. You don’t usually see skeletons in a display of affection. I adore the idea of these two people loving each other without a thought to race, age or physical features.
This piece (below) was done on commission for a woman who wanted an interpretation of the story of The Blind Men and the Elephant. I had never heard of this story. Three blind men feel a different part of the elephant and then…
“And so these men of Indostan
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right,
And all were in the wrong!”
She added a seeing eye dog (in the bottom left corner), pointing out that the dog can see the whole elephant but is unable to speak. Oh! I love it! How thought provoking.
And the funnest ferris wheel I’ve ever seen! There’s a video of it running on her website here. She recorded some sound at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, which plays as the ferris wheel runs.