Laughing Pig Flowers Bring Joy to the World

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 in blog, eco art, garden, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | No Comments
Laughing Pig Flowers Bring Joy to the World

Welcome to Monsanto Gardens At long last, the Laughing Pig Flowers have arrived! Together with Pignome and Bumble Pig, they represent an uber-race of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) developed by Monsanto Gardens with the express purpose of bringing joy to the world. Like all Monsanto products, Laughing Pig Flowers are RoundUp Ready. Just pour RoundUp […]

RoundUp-Ready or Not, Here we come!

Posted on Dec 31, 2013 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | One Comment
RoundUp-Ready or Not, Here we come!

From the people who brought you such products as Agent Orange and DDT, comes RoundUp, another perfectly safe chemical substance that spreads joy to the world. As a matter of fact, you can buy RoundUp at any Home Depot or hardware store, but the handy RoundUp Watering Can* is available only here. Simply fill and […]

Bumble Pig to the Rescue!

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 in blog, paper mache, Sculpture | 2 Comments
Bumble Pig to the Rescue!

Bumble Pig (bombus porcina) As you may know from our last post, Monsanto Gardens has been busy developing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) specifically designed to bring joy to the world. Last week, we introduced you to the one-and-only Pignome*, who is responsible for tending his drift of Laughing Pig Flowers*. To reproduce, Laughing Pig Flowers […]

A Very Merry Pignome Christmas

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | 2 Comments
A Very Merry Pignome Christmas

Merry Christmas to you from the one and only Pignome (Porcinagnoma gardensis) *. I’m filling in for Sarah who is on vacation. Let me introduce myself, standing 2 and 1/2 feet tall from tussock to the tip of my pointy red hat, I am worshipped as a god by my smaller unmodified brethren. While I could […]

Conversation Crows

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 in blog, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | One Comment
Conversation Crows

At times comical, other times mildly menacing, crows are eerily intelligent. Their exchange of clucks and caws could make a paranoid person suspect they were sharing a joke at her expense as she walked down a city street. To capture the attitude of my conversation crows, I kept the papier-mâché raw, the gestures expressive. You […]

Season’s Greetings from the Usual Suspects

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache | 2 Comments
Season’s Greetings from the Usual Suspects

Make sure you don’t end up gnomeless this holiday season. Act now, and you have your choice of “Gnome Alone” and “Gnome Alaska” ornaments. Each “Gnome Alone” ornament stands 3-4″ tall from his tiny boots to the tip of his pointy red hat and hangs from a jute string (not shown). No two gnomes are […]

21st Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache | No Comments
21st Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour

I’m back with Bonnie Lambert and Ruth Kaplan of Rock Paper Paint fame…even better than before at this fabulous location on Sunday, November 24: 5328 Abbott Place, Los Angeles, CA 90042 Between Ave 54 and 53, just North  of Figueroa. You can purchase tickets on line here. Hope to see you there!

Creepy Crawlers

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in blog, garden | 2 Comments
Creepy Crawlers

With Halloween around the corner, my thoughts turn to the childhood joys of free candy and Creepy Crawlers. In 1964, Mattel released a diabolical activity toy by that name, which was, essentially, an Easy-Bake Oven for boys, but instead of inedible cupcakes, you churned out toxic gummy worms.  I wanted one desperately. My parents never […]

Nightmare Before Christmas at Carter Sexton

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 in blog, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | No Comments
Nightmare Before Christmas at Carter Sexton

Carter Sexton Artist Materials 5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607 (between Magnolia & Chandler) Halloween Show Artist Reception 6-9 PM, Friday October 11 Carter Sexton Artist’s Materials has been at the same location since opening in 1944. It was, and still is, a family owned business. No small feat in the time of […]

Another Vanity Posting

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 in blog, mirror, paper mache, papier-mache, Wall Art | No Comments
Another Vanity Posting

Have you taken a good hard look in the mirror lately? Forget bad hair and wrinkles. Gaze into this Catrina mirror and see a grinning skull superimposed on your face for an all-in-one before-and-after picture of things to come. The skull is etched into the back of the mirror to create the effect. The rest is papier-mache (of […]