It must be the gorgeous weather. Plus the cool things I see my friends doing. I’ve been feeling quite inspired lately. There’s so much I want to show off, but in more significant ways than just pinning a pic or Tumbling a quote. In the past couple of weeks I’ve really been wanting to create something, something visual and possibly tangible. I think I’m close to figuring out what that thing might be, but in the meantime, I’m going to continue navigating the world in sponge mode by taking in interesting things.
One such persons doing inspiring things is Kate Burgess, mother of real-life Podling Penelopants. Tomorrow she’s showing her artwork at Seesaw in Hayes Valley. My favorite pieces from Kate are her pencils. They’re the work of someone with intricate and big ideas in her head, and this is the one in my home office:
Kate’s blend of mechanical and fantasy is so appealing. It’s not industrial the way you’d think it could be. A fan of good fiction, I think Kate is really good at injecting realistic elements into mythical worlds. The level of detail is something to marvel at. I barely know how to avoid smudges on a graphite-covered piece of paper, and here comes Kate, covering sheets in right angles and tentacles.
Art Reception: “Stacks in the Fog” by Kate Burgess
Friday May 11, 2012
600A Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Check out her show while it’s in the city. If you are lucky, you may also catch a glimpse of Penelopants.
P.S. I just love how this blog post looks right now. The fish featured image, the tonal pencil sketches, black and white and teal highlight text. Love it!