Tuesday, June 23, 2009

P is for Prosperity

So this one was inspired by a friend that is currently unemployed, loves to play poker and is convinced he will win the lottery one day. Housed within a cigar tin, is a montage of items including a "million dollar bill"my daughter picked up at the Texas State Fair. An angel of Prosperity good luck charm, a gold letter "p", a photo of a business man with empty pockets and an Indian Head Nickel.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Asian Influence

This assemblage consists of a wooden window picture frame with handpainted bamboo detail, a collage with joss paper from Singapore, a lacquered vase from Hong Kong, an origami bird and a vintage mini budha.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Coastal Art

Wood tray with vintage beach photos, sea glass and sea shells.

3-D wall hanging with dried starfish, seahorse, coral, sea glass and seashells.

I have always loved the ocean and have always wanted live near the water, after taking a drive up Hwy 101 through California and Oregon this past spring I realized just how WINDY, it really is. Nice to visit, wouldn't want to live there. I'll have to settle for the water feature in my backyard in the High Desert setting. Sound of water...no wind. aahh...I'm a wimp.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Artist Trading Cards

As some of you know I am part of an artists group "The Gypsy Gallery" we are a group of 10 artists of various media who exhibit our art together and apart in many locations throughout Boise as we do not have our own 4 walls. As part of publicity for our August "First Thursday" showing on the Boise Grove downtown by the fountain we will be placing Artist Trading Cards aka ATC's around town prior to August 2nd. The Wording below is what is on the back of my cards. Maybe you will even find one!

The art you hold in your hand is an original Artist Trading Card (ATC) by Pam McKnight. If you like it please email me at: boiseartist@gmail.com
and let me know where you found it! If you don't want it, please feel free to pass it on to someone who might - or play the game and leave it somewhere for someone else to find!

Visit Gypsy Gallery at the Grove on First Thursday, August 2, 2009 from 5-9 pm. You won't regret it!!! Original Artist Cards from the artists are spread throughout Boise

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Shrine to Lost Love

Having spent a large part of my life teaching and making art in Texas, I use a lot of Hispanic references in my art. For many any years I entered the Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit at the Bathhouse Cultural Center in Dallas.

One year I created a tribute to my beloved grandmother another year it was an alter to musicians that had died. This shrine is based not on a person that has died but on the memory of a lost love.

If you notice the electric cord, it can be plugged in and has a red light in the back.

To find out more information on Day of the Dead follow this link I found on google:

Monday, June 15, 2009

It's fun when work is play

Some new additions to my "ABC's of Every Little Thing"
"S" is for Shoes

"N" is for Ninja
3" W x 5" H x 1 1/2" D

Red Roses

"M" is for Monkey

Randy Rabbits

"P is for Pigs

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Perfect Pears

Back to Double Alliteration Titles: Perfect Pairs (Pears), double entendre, need I say more.