When not working on my own art I spend a great deal of time out and about looking at other work.
Monday, March 25, 2019
Draw me Your Favorite Book
Or how about paint? For this mail art call I wanted an open book with a book with a big New Mexico sky. Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop is one of my all time favorite books. Every time I read it immediately takes me to the Land of Enchantment. This one is on the way to the U.K.
Tofu is a San Francisco artist working primarily in mixed media, collage and landscape painting. His work has included maps, postcard-themed art and mail art projects. In 2013 he began moving away from found ephemera and shifted to making his own material. This started with a series called Collagescapes. With Collagescapes, he starts by painting paper with areas of color representing the palette of a specific place. Next, he cuts up the paper into hundreds of small pieces. The final steps are to randomize the pieces and then reassemble them in various geometric patterns. Collagescapes are both landscape paintings and collages. Tofu’s latest work is a series called Post-Folk Art. It is a nod to the color palettes found in costumes, textiles, pottery and other forms of traditional Kashubian and Polish folk art.
Since 1997 his work has shown in over 40 venues, primarily in California but also in other locations in the United States and abroad. His artwork can be viewed at tofuart.com