ORGAN: Five pieces of art – Michael De Feo’s Daffodils, Faith 47 in Beirut, William Morris, Granny Takes A Trip, Kate Bickmore’s flowers, Favianna Rodriguez…

Kate Bickmore

The Five Pieces of Art thing (again)? Well why not (again)? All this  art flowing past on various feeds or wrapped up in press releases or jumping off actual gallery walls or wrapping chips or passing on the side of those Whitechapel white vans. So we ask (again) why not five pieces of art every week or so? We do it with music, why not paintings? Why not art? Can you think of one good reason why not to (again)? Well besides the time involved and the this and the that and the dancing around Five pieces of art then, a semi regular feature, just five pieces of art that have passed our way in the last few days, nothing more (or less) than that., nothing to do with an upcoming show or anything else, just a simple, semi regular five pieces of art feature. Let’s do it again

Michael De Feo – Do like the Flowr Man’s bold style, do like a daffodil, they’re such hopeful things. Seems Michael has a Daddodil Project happening in new Yotk right now, here’s an image he posted on his social media lthis mornnig – “Carolina found one! Have you seen any?! It’s my daffocidil design as part of @ny4p campaign for The Daffoidl Project up now in bus-stop shelters across all five boroughs in both print and digital animation. The Daffodil Project is the largest volunteer effort in NYC history and a living memorial to the victims of 9/11. It’s also the largest program that beautifies public space in NYC every year. Please visit http://www.ny4p.org for details”

2: William Morris/Granny Takes A Trip – This is a 1966 – 7 single-breasted jacket by the legendary Granny Takes a Trip. “The fabric of this jacket is William Morris’ Golden Lily print by Liberty. This choice reflects the counterculture’s nostalgia for a pastoral past, their rejection of mass consumerism and their yearning for an anti-technological age, such as that embraced by the Arts and Craft movement in the late 19th century.  A number of celebrities were photographed wearing this iconic and exclusive jacket – only twenty were made – including George Harrison, Nigel Waymouth and Ossie Clark. The original owner of this jacket was Nigel Lesmoir Gordon (1943-2020), author, filmmaker and English Boy model who modelled for Quorum. His social circle included Alan Ginsberg, Marianne Faithfull and John Dunbar, as well as the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd”.  Did I ever mentioned I studied textile design at art school? All those original organ screen printed covers were made in the Textile department. You can find out more about this jacket and more via an on-line talk from the Fashion and Texile Museum on October the 1st entitled “The Beautiful People” Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft and Guest Curator Teresa Collenette will be in conversation with exhibition lenders Mark and Cleo Butterfield. The panel will discuss key exhibition pieces such as this one. I know we said this page wasn’t about events of exhibitions but hey, we make the damn rules s owe can damn well break them. Here’s a link

3: Kate Bickmore – Yes I know what we said about this Five Pieces of Art thing not being about events or shows or openings but we did als osay we make the rules so we can break the rules and that Kate Bickmore show we told you about a few day back is rather good and well – ORGAN THING: Kate Bickmore’s must-see paintings went on show at the Annka Kultys Gallery last night…

Kate Bickmore

4:  Favianna Rodriguez – “I’m back in the states and excited to share my recent body of work, “Favianna’s Jungle.” This series of limited edition fine art prints is about the hundreds of indoor plant babies that I care for. I’ve developed a very intimate relationship with the plants, crops, cactuses and flowers that live in my garden and in my home, and expanded my green family. I love being a caretaker of plants because it teaches me about reciprocity. To care for plants means to care for the soil, and soil is life. My garden reflects my own internal ecosystem. When I nurture my environment so that life can thrive, that energy is mirrored in my own body. This year, I started growing more flowers, and thus attracting more pollinators. During tjhe summer months, I harvested flowers every week and put them around my home. I really love plants and flowers for the peace, joy, and beauty that they bring. I often imagine myself as a flower with my own sweet nectar”. More details

5: Faith 47 has just painted the first in a series of a new pieces in Beirut – “Rosa Canina – dog rose / rose hips – “Rosa Canina provides a rich source of Vitamin C, with about 1700-2000 mg per 100g in dried product. Used as a remedy for rheumatoid arthritis, for reducing symptoms of knee and hip osteoarthritis, facilitates fat metabolism, protects tissues from free radical damage and assists the nervous system by converting certain amino acids into neurotransmitters. Rosa Canina protects joints and connective tissues, protects adrenal function and can be used to prevent urinary bladder infections as well as in treating dizziness and headaches. It is used externally in oil form to restore firmness to skin by nourishing and astringing tissue. Brewed into a decoction, it can also be used to treat constipation and as rose hips contain lots of iron, rose hip tea is used during menstruation to make up for iron loss”.

Faith 47 is a street artist, a South African Multi-Disciplinary Artist. who always has something to say, she offers a little more in term of her artistic thought. She tells us “This is the first in a new series, ‘Medicinal Flowers of Lebanon’ leading us along brittle sites of Beirut, tracing past and present scars etched into the city. Each flower urges us in a sense, towards healing as they grow out of the concrete”. Created as part of the Underline Project, with Persona Collective and the Art of Change. – @persona.help @artofchange.global

And there you jave, jsut five things that have passed our way in the last few days….

Previously

ORGAN: Five pieces of art – Peter Schumann, Sofia Martins Gray, Rabia Farooqui, Bert Gilbert and Izzer Ers, Sara Breinlinger…

ORGAN: Five pieces of art – Ida Ekblad, Rebecca Brodskis, Mark McGowan again, Ed Burke, Jenna Fox and a stripe or two from Sean Scully…

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