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I received the nicest email on the weekend, along with this message:
“My den, thanks to you, keeps me smiling, and longing for my next visit”
You’re welcome! I really like the juxtaposition of the Thuleau and the Mason, and the two Eugene Jacques masks flanking the other Thuleau is inspired.
I was dazzled by the “supermoon” moon rise this evening! The sunset was reflected into the eastern sky, as the moon rose. Most of us are due for a treat later, as we get to enjoy the sight of a rare supermoon lunar eclipse. I’ll try and get out to take more pics…
I had to head into Morlens Vet Clinic today to grab some supplements for the dogs, and was delighted to be greeted by Enchilada, the unofficial mascot. She’s a dachshund, smart as all heck, and sweet as can be. I don’t know where the month of September has gone! I’ve been closed at the gallery, though in every day, and am really quite ready to start up again next week……..
We really can’t complain much, as Tropical Storm Erica skirted every which way around Anguilla yesterday. Power, internet and even cable tv stayed connected, and although the winds were rocking late in the afternoon, there was no damage on Island. Wish we could have some rain, though…. The sea was looking fearsome and beautiful when I took the hounds down to the sea around 6, and the winds had Lucy’s ears going straight back!
I’m delighted to welcome the artist Paul Elliott Thuleau (avec famille) to Anguilla for a couple of days. He arrived this morning, and before I sent him and his gang off to Straw Hat for the afternoon, he brought in an absolutely dazzling new painting for the gallery’s walls. It’s large (35 x 51″), titled “Maison quartier d’orleans” ( House in Orleans Quarter ), and I adore the contrast between the two shades of green and those sexy red and pink shutters. As with many of his work, the viewer is left to wonder about the dark enigmatic interior, and the seemingly recently abandoned broom. Simply rather perfect……
Still dazzled by Anguilla’s beauty. Strolling into Straw Hat today for lunch, and the beauty of Meads Bay stopped me in my tracks. It’s a good thing……….
Serge Jolimeau, now in his 60’s, continues to dazzle with superb new sculptures, just into the gallery. Jolimeau was born in the legendary village of Croix-des-Bouquets, where most of these wonderful metal works are created. He was an apprentice under Seresier Louis Juste (see my June 29 post), and has been exhibiting internationally since the late 1970’s. To see sizes and prices, click on “Artists” at the top of this page, then click on his section there.
SO pleased with this group of new sculptures by that Haitian genius, Eugene Jacques. I think his work is so innovative, and nothing like anything else I’ve ever seen. This is a great group, and a shout out of thanks to Michael, my site guru, for setting up this slideshow…..
In the seminal book on Haitian art, “Where Art is Joy: Haitian Art: The First Forty Years”, the great expert on Haitian art, Selden Rodman wrote in 1988 “Two other metal workers of outstanding talent, neighbors of Liautaud in Croix des Bouquets were Seresier and Janvier Louis Juste. Shearing their way to fortune in the 1970’s, both these artists were ambitious enough to go beyond the small cutout circles the tourists loved to tie to their handbags. Sometimes they would incise drawings into their figures. In very large pieces, cut from industrial drums, they integrated birds, bats, mermaids, drummers, horsemen and weird combinations of all five with astonishing ingenuity.”
I’ve just acquired and installed this really quite wonderful (15 x 23″) sculpture in the gallery. I love these two “Dancers” – can’t figure it out, but just love it!