Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Windows 2011

We all love Christmas Window displays. Here are some of the best of this year. Have you seen one I should add? Send me a note. Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Kinetic Art - Art That Moves - See Here

I have always admired artists who take the time to figure out how to make moving art. Art that moves by either wind , solar, or electrical power. Some move by human participation. Enjoy this collection of Kinetic art. The first artist is Scott Weaver he makes his sculptures out of tooth picks. the second artist is Theo Jansen from Holland he makes his creatures out of PVC pipe. Their engineering minds are incredible. The third one is made from Popsicle sticks. The fourth from copper tubing. The sixth is  the BMW  museum, the balls are on string.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

AVAM Museum Invites Artists

http://www.avam.org/
We were featured artist at the AVAM, which is The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore Maryland in 1995 at the Inaugural Exhibit, The Tree Of Life. This year they invited us to exhibit again in September of 2012 for one year in an exhibit called Stories, Tall Tales and True. We will be exhibiting our Fairy House and smaller works for a year. We will keep you informed. If you get a chance to visit The American Visionary Arty Museum of Baltimore, do it, you will be greatly entertained.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tree of Life Painting

Working on a painting for our son's office called the tree of life. It wil be 36 x 24. I will post it when it is finished. It will look something like these three paintings but will have a man  reaching for the fruit of the tree.

Fairy House -Sold


Our Fairy House, which I  have affectionalty called "The Fairy Artist Summer House", has sold. Time to make another. With all these cold winter nights, I think the Fairies come and wishper in my ear what they would like to see. As for me, I am looking for a place to make them a palace and home in the country complete with the whole village.  If I can attract the gaze of The Mack Family and Euro Park in Rust, Germany, I will  make a wonder for the world that will survive the ages. Let's hope they see my vision.
See more pictures on my etsy shop http://www.mikeschramer.etsy.com/

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sculpture - Faces - For Sale

The sculpted faces are a collection of works I created in the last two years. Visit my etsy store to see prices and more pics.http:www.mikeschramer.etsy.com

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cool-Movie Trailers-Hugo-War Horse-Anonymous

This looks like it will be a fantastic and arty  movie to watch
War Horse. This definetly is a movie I want to see!
Anonymous! Want to see this too but I loved playing shakespeare parts so much in High School. I don't want this to tarnish his credibility but I'm just too curious about this one that I have to see it.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Is Paper Mache Art In fashion In style ?

I think my art may not be in fashion or in style with the art world of today but I think it may have some relevance to future generations. I do not try to be top designer artist or do what is trendy instead I do what makes me feel good. Paper mache from newspaper,  products cardboard boxing and packaging materials. Recycled wood, metal and tins cans may not be in fashion in the highest end art galleries but I am going to introduce to on their blog some paper artists that will astound you with the sophisticated way in which they use their materials. 

I like using nature's materials and industries castoffs and disposables. I like making art from what have become landfill. My hair is greying, my turn on earth will soon be up, I want to leave an impression that bridges the gap between generations. I want to shake the heavens for art's sake and leave a material trail of energy that may be of some good effect upon the quest of peace on earth.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Fairies and Faeries Come to My Open House










When I built this fairy house with my wife Debbie in 1993, I thought the fairies would find their way to our house and I still do. Maybe they have come when I'm asleep or maybe I can't see them. They are still welcome and at this Christmas time I declare to one and all faeries to come to the fairy house we have made for them.

It is not too late, fairies of the world, if you show your faces I could still will you the house. I grew up with stories of leprechauns and really would love to see the little folk. I think we all want to see little people, after all we all love babies and children so much. I thought to declare an open house at this time of year might bring them out.

It's a beautiful house. It doesn't have the look at all of contemporary art. It looks more like it was made by elves and faeries in the woods, like it could be a woodland house from an old fairy tale. That is the beauty of modern art, it does not have to look modern or stylish, it just needs to be original.

I am an American artist with European roots who thought he might become a famous artist he could make a beautiful and attractive enough house to lure the fairies, elves, gnomes ad dwarfs out of hiding. A hobbit or two would have been nice, there is room enough in the house.

I imagine I could have lived in a time when little people lived on the earth. I thought that by making architectural sculptures such as these made from nature would have a more primitive and naive feel to them which could coax them into taking up residence there. I know now they live in more hidden places and probably wouldn't leave their woodland comforts to visit my apartment. But all of you are invited to our open house. If you are going to be our area, drop me an email and we'll see that you get to see fairy house the faeries forgot to visit.

I would still love to see this house have a good home and want to make a whole village for the little people of our time. I think much of the art world misses the boat. What is needs is more original work that bridges the gap between our world, future worlds, and the civilizations that have lived on the earth before us. That is why I like showing and viewing online art, it is the best way for all of us to connect and create a more beautiful world together.
The last link here is of a movie we made together in another attempt to reach into the fairy tale realm. You can see more about the fairy house and the movie by following this link,
youtube link of Debbie showing Fairy House
Inside our art gallery showing many Fairy Houses

This is the link to our movie, more on that in the next post
http://www.enchantedtreehousemovie.com/