visual illusion in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional object.
a painting or design intended to create the illusion of a three-dimensional object.plural noun: trompe l’œils
“I’m Celebrating Life as a Clay Artist.” Bernie Pintar
Meet Bernie Pintar.
Today I went to see him in the Sculpture Studio in the basement of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
He graciously agreed to be in my People at Work Series.
Originally from East Pittsburgh, he’s a 1972 graduate of the Ivy School of Professional Art which was a six story building in downtown Pittsburgh Market Square ( no longer there)- I looked it up and saw that Artist Activist Keith Haring went there, too.
And here is the amazing part of Bernie’s story- He started in clay in 2009. WOW!
A tribute to Cecil the Lion
River Styx Cruise and Detail
So here is how Bernie packages his stunning ceramic artwork-
he has “nests” for them and see where it says HEAD? He learned how to package his artwork like the Television Repairman who used to come fix his mother’s Zenith- Frank G. smelled like mothballs he remembers
He’d come with a box and say “I have the tube for your set.” and it was in a box with handles, just the way Bernie now makes his carriers. That’s where he learned that method. Frank G the TV repairman.
Dragon Peacock Teapot
The Piece below is titled Da Burgh
an entry for upcoming Pittsburgh Society of Artists- da Burgh Show to be held at the FrameHouse and Jask Gallery in Lawrenceville Friday June 9- Friday June 30, 2017
That tiny piece that looks like wire or spaghetti? It is CLAY
Everything on the sculpture moves
You can still see the “Scenes of Sharpsburg” between 5-8 PM through February 28th at Roots of Faith, 800 Main St., Sharpsburg.
Steve and I went to the reception Saturday night.
There’ s a wonderful article about the artist and his work by Tawnya Panizzi at TribLIVE.
Artist Bill Pfahl
Two years later- Looks Like Art to Me Deux
Same generous former colleague had beautiful and delicious apples shipped to Steve, and oh the color of the packing foam this year! 2014 Looked Like Art blogpost
(You can see more of his artwork Life Underground at the 14th Street-Eighth Avenue Subway Station)
Also known as Penny Park along the Hudson River in New York City.
Michael, Jack and Maura enjoyed exploring the bronze sculptures.
We were headed to the Staten Island Ferry- at the end of the day our walking total was just shy of nine miles.
Meet Janice Schuler. Artist. Today there was an Artist’s Studio Tour in Lawrenceville. Her painting studio is in the basement of this repurposed church and was number one on the tour. I’d met Janice last night at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and she invited me to visit her studio during the Studio Tour. There was wine and beer, bottles of water and cheese and crackers and a tray of sweets, too. Other artists studios were open as well but I sat in a comfortable chair in Janice’s studio and watched people come and go as we talked.
Artist Janice Schuler at work in her artist studio.
There are several artist’s studios in this church- architects, fiber artist. photographers and painters.
The Anchorage Museum Fifth Avenue. Anchorage Alaska selfie
Bridgeport, Washington is a small town on the Columbia River, near Chief Joseph Dam. The town’s old sycamore trees, which lined the main street, were in sad shape but instead of being cut down, chainsaw artist Jacob Lucas has transformed them into incredible sculptures.
With a CHAINSAW!
(And by the way he does custom orders if you have a tree stump in need of being transformed.)
Salmon, quail, wolves, cougars, bear, the logging industry, deer, farming, pelicans, beavers, dragonfly, bees and honeycomb, eagles and other native species are a few of the themes of the tree sculptures.
See an owl swoop down to catch jackrabbit below.
To get an idea of the scale