I have wonderful news! I just found out I will be participating in the Big Egg Hunt in NYC presented by Faberge’: http://thebigegghunt.org/
I will be making:”Sweet Pysanka”, which is my homage to the intricately designed wax-resist Ukrainian Easter eggs called “Pysanka”. I am using a mosaic of hand cast acrylic candy to capture the joy of opening my basket on Easter morning and seeing all of the wonderfully bright candies and goodies that awaited me. Combining this joyous memory and the amazing care that the Ukrainian Artisans put into their work was impossible for me to pass up.
Please check out the link and if you are looking for an adventure come to New York city in April and join the hunt for my egg and the other incredible hand crafted eggs from all of the other amazing artists and designers. I will keep you all posted on my progress on https://www.facebook.com/TheArtOfKevinChampeny.
I could not be any more excited about this book! Partially because I’m in it, well…mainly because I’m in it, although, it has some incredible work in it. You can see my "What Remains" at the 2:15 mark.
ABOUT THE BOOK Wild Art is a visual exploration of everything and anything from outside the exclusive and rarefied spectrum of the ‘Art World’.
It will present a highly illustrated account of the most exciting examples of the vast multitude of ‘other’ art worlds – mostly left unmentioned within the professional art literature – that proliferate outside the boundaries of the Art World. The art that most professionals – art critics, art historians, artists, auctioneers, collectors and dealers tend to ignore.
At its heart, this book raises the question of what constitutes ‘art’ by celebrating the artists and art forms that are usually ignored by the art establishment.
How do you come up with these ideas? Many of Robert Heinlein's ideas for stories came from casual comments his wife made, e.g. their cat would not go outside one really cold snowy day in Colorado, and she said "He's looking for the door into Summer", and he jumped up and wrote that book by the same name in 13 days. It might be better for you to ask, "I need to sleep at night; how do you keep from having all these ideas?"
I’ve always said if I could live a thousand lifetimes, I don’t think I could scratch the surface of all the things I would like to learn and create. My biggest challenge is deciding which of the multitude of ideas to create. Sometimes chance and luck decide which pieces I make, and for now that keeps me fairly busy. Someday I will publish my little black book of ideas, until then I will try to cross off as many ideas as I can.
Greenpointers.com is the go-to, hyper-local website to find about all things happening in neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
If you happen to be in Brooklyn in May, come check us out. Jellio is coming out with some amazing stuff this year. If you can’t see us in person, take a gander at Jellio.com. If you can dream it, we can make it.