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I have received all of my art supplies from storage back east and it is now time to incorporate them into some new pieces! While modifying the old. Particularly thinking about incorporating my Teabag Reuse Project and Full Circle: rebirth of a tree projects with my paper and muslin shirts.

Tea Bags and tags

Tea Bags and tags

Dried Tea Bags

Angles of Art Shirts

Pile of Art Shirts

Art Shirt

Detail of my Tree

Close up of my Tree

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In 2006 when I came up with the answer to a question of what to do with all the paper piling up in my apartment I had no idea it would turn into an eight year  (and counting)  project. None. But it has and my Tree is at a crossroads, or rather a cross-country adventure. You see my Tree has been removed from its outdoor home. The one it has been in/on for the last five years. Just recently it had been lifted off the ground, taken in-doors to dry and packaged carefully to make its journey and enter into the next stage of its life.

So until my Tree comes back to me I have many photos for you to view. See what wood will do when sitting outside underneath cement after a polar vortex and several years of turbulent northeastern weather.

Bark before lifted Ground after cement stump lifted Bottom of cement stump Ground underneath cement stump side of cement stump Top of cement stump Underneath Tree bark Tree Bark Cement stump Aerial view of what is left of bark Time to dry Underneath the bark Flatness of the Tree

UPDATE!

Check out the video that accompanies the above photos. Taken the same day.

 

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Friday, February 21, 2014 will be five years that my Tree will have been outside in northern New Jersey. Which at the moment is being pounded by Mother Nature. She is constantly dumping snow down upon it. But that is winter in the north-east.

This year I have a special plan for my Tree. It involves an idea that the backyard owner (where my Tree is) and my idea combined. I, like all of you will be attending the ceremony from a distance. As always there will be photographs and hopefully a video. There will be another move for my Tree and perhaps a digging out if it is covered by a foot or more of snow.

The life (yes it has taken on a life of its own) of my Tree will continue on and involve the USPS for delivery. Oops I let a little of the plan out! Yes this year marks the fifth anniversary outside and the eighth year of its existence, but it will be living on in more than images.

So until the celebratory post lets take a look back ….

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I just signed up to participate in Fun-A-Day. For the month of January you make one creative project every day. And then in February there is a group show! A great way to stay creative and/or work on ideas (this is the case for me). For this I am going to keep working on my experiments in glue. Thinking small-scale, possible a few 3D pieces and a mobile. Let’s see what I get done!

There are locations all over the country and in one in the UK. So find one near you so you can keep those creative juices flowing. Who knows, we may end up in a show together! https://www.facebook.com/FunADayReseda?ref=stream

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One week before the end of October a postcard I made from poster board, magazine cutouts and glue was mailed to Florida. I donated it to a charity show in Orlando. It is part of the #twitterartexhibit. 

Here is a link to the piece on the tumblr site for the show. It has a lovely picture of my piece. http://twitterartexhibit.org/post/66283457400/thanks-amy-bauer-amybauerdesigns-for-sending#notes Follow along and view the art online! Or if you are going to be or are in Florida below is the information about the show.

Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando
Benefiting The Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Classes

WHEN:
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 6-9PM
Show runs March 20 – April 11, 2014

WHERE:
CityArts Factory, Magic Gallery | Orlando, Florida, USA

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My  experiments in glue continue. Below are two more in my 3″ x 3″ series. I am also working on a larger scale of 8″ x 8″ and have finished one of 4″ x  6″ (can any one say postcard!). The use of paper has morphed into fabric. Currently the pieces either involve fabric or paper, but not both. This may change in the future for I have some splendid ideas. I also have a few ideas which involve torso scale installations. For now enjoy the two images below.

Seed - 3" x 3" acrylic, fabric, glue

Seed – 3″ x 3″ acrylic, fabric, glue

Toss - 3" x 3" acrylic, fabric, glue

Toss – 3″ x 3″ acrylic, fabric, glue (SOLD)

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Two pieces of my artwork (Uplift & Sideways seen here – https://amybauerart.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/self-inspiring/) were accepted into ‘Germinate’. A show for the Women’s Caucus for Art – NY Chapter being held at Boricua College (3755 Broadway, New York, NY) until Thursday, June 27 by appointment only. Please contact me via my website (http://www.amybauerdesigns.com/contact.html) if you would like to view the work.

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