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Never Odd or Even: How a Palindrome Tells a Story

Never Odd or Even

“Never Odd or Even” by Cheryl Finfrock

 

pal·in·drome

 noun \ˈpa-lən-ˌdrōm\

a word, phrase, or number that reads the same backward or forward

I like a good palindrome, backwards is forwards and forwards is backwards. They rock back and forth like an old rocking chair. Palindromes are not always words, sometimes sentences. The character in this painting, “Never Odd or Even”, is waving hello or goodbye?  Perhaps both, a visual acting out of that back and forth palindrome.

A poignant coming and going.

 

What Inspires? Studios from the past and present and a nature story

My current studio at Pump Project in Austin. This is my favorite painting table. A hollow core door makes a great table. Easy to move.  All surfaces are potential palettes.

A hollow core door makes a great table. Easy to move.

My postcard from East Austin Studio Tour 2013

Plenty of sun!

Plenty of sun!

My home studio in south Austin 2007 – 2011. Love the sunlight, but the Texas heat was more challenging.

This is my 2003 -2006 studio in the old Masonic Temple in downtown Vallejo, CA. The stairs were steep and no elevator. (Four double sets). Nice light and a great way to get in shape!

This is my 2003 -2006 studio in the old Masonic Temple in downtown Vallejo, CA. The stairs were steep and no elevator. (Four double sets). Nice light and a great way to get in shape!

I like to shoot close up local action on my smart phone. The colors, steady movements, and an entomological fascination inspire me. Look what these guys can do with some grit and determination. When I was six, I had a different reaction to ants. I had broken my leg and received an ant farm as a present. Insects were pretty icky for me. The ant farm spent time in our storage closet.

Thankfully, I’ve made a turn around. Yes, Texas Wood Cutting Ants can be role models.

Enjoy my Facebook movie.

 

 

Studio Visit Magazine, Volume Seven – January 2010

Studio Visit is series of juried artist books published by The Open Studios Press. Each year they produce two volumes and each volume features about 150 artists selected by professional curators. Studio Visit, a.k.a. Studio Visit magazine, is a well-respected publication received by two thousand curators and gallerists throughout the country.

I am excited to announce that I am in Studio Visit this year!

Studio Visit, volume seven and volume eight came out at the beginning this year. There are many talented artists featured and I am thrilled to be in such great company. I know Jonah Burlingame, Silvia Poloto and Catherine Small through the Paris-San Franscisco Artist Exchange. And Rob Harrell and Suzanne Lewis are fellow Austinites that I know through the prestigious Wally Workman Gallery. I admire these talented artists and I hope you visit their websites. In fact, if you have time, I urge you to browse all of the artists from both 2010 publications here: Studio Visit, Volume 7 and Studio Visit, Volume 8.

You can see my two page spread found in Volume Seven below. The paintings are Between the Two of Us and Wheels for Feet and Teeth that Talk. Click on image below to view larger.

Studio Visit, Volume Seven: Cheryl Finfrock

Here’s the excerpt from the publication:

Dreams inspire my work. Images ranging from public domain icons to archaic glyphs grab my attention. My work in narrative in it’s intent, with titles helping to progess the story. I see my work as a painterly memoir, and the color and humor are grounding for me in this process.

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Thanks To SP Smyth For A Great Music Video!

My good friend Stephen is a very talented and unique musician. I really like his work and was honored recently when he chose my work to mashup with his music. You should check out his YouTube channel as well. In his profile he describes his music as “Gothic Americana – a little bit of everything with a dark and moody accent”.  Be sure to visit his website to find our more about SP Smyth.

Hope you enjoy the video!  I did!

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