i attempted to get a grant this last year. two in fact. seems i am not a preferred candidate. it has put off a dream of mine that was to super impose my fabrics into older deteriorating humboldt county dwellings. barns and the like. i thought the modern textures moving within the older historical textures could both enhance the histories that are disappearing in humboldt and create a format for new innovative art installations.
i will do it in 2010 now, somehow. it continues the idea of my abstract work being more real than realism at times.
i leave realism to the gods/goddesses... or fabulous realists of which i am not in the traditional sense.
let me know if you have connections with owners of barns that are falling apart and gets lots of wind and light!