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One More Stateside Practice Shoot

18 Jun

One More Stateside Practice Shoot

If these panels resemble the color of blood, there is good reason. This is the art of Jason Eagles who has created these panels using sheets of plexiglass and bovine blood set with acrylic. They are the headline exhibit at MOCRA, the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art housed on the campus of St. Louis University. One of my voice students is the assistant director of the museum and had invited me down to see it earlier this year. I grabbed the opportunity before I took flight to Europe and got in some more practice with the new DSLR camera. These are four of nine panels, the work bearing the simple title “Bar One to Nine”. Here is the entire series, each panel about six feet tall:

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Jason Eagles usually works in smaller sizes, and he uses copper in addition to the bovine blood.

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He also uses medical gauze for other effects, as in the artwork below, which to me resembles a bamboo forest. A combination of blood, copper, and gauze set with acrylic. Full work and detail.

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The day after tomorrow I take Burnie to the kennel that will be his home while I am away. Do you think he will miss me? How much will I miss him? Please note the dog door that he chewed into my back porch screen.

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22 Responses to “One More Stateside Practice Shoot”

  1. Heyjude June 18, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    I’m not sure about the use of blood, but there is no denying that these are stunning pieces of work, and your photos are equally stunning.

    • Rosemarie June 18, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

      He got the blood from slaughterhouses.

  2. lavendermoongirlblog June 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    What a gorgeous dog, I’ d miss him. Good luck!

    • Rosemarie June 18, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

      I will miss him. He’s my buddy.

  3. colormusing June 18, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    Amazingly beautiful photos! And Burnie looks like he misses you already. ; )

    • Rosemarie June 18, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

      I think he senses a change coming. My suitcase has been standing in my room for a week.

      • colormusing June 18, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

        I had a parrot for well over 20 years, a great talker, but he refused to speak to me for usually about a week after I’d been away on a trip.

  4. ladyofthecakes June 18, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    Aw Burnie…. he sure looks like he knows what’s coming… either that, or he’s still digesting part of that door 😉

  5. Angeline M June 18, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    Wonderful photos! This artist has some very interesting and beautiful work. Bon voyage, Rosemarie! Have a great time.

  6. Rosemarie June 19, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    To colormusing…I fully expect to be ignored or experience some passive aggressive behavior.

  7. Tina Schell June 19, 2013 at 2:45 am #

    Have a really great trip! And remember, absence makes the heart grow fonder 🙂

  8. Ruth June 19, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    Bon voyage! Burnie will survive just fine but his vacation will not be as interesting as your adventure plus he’ll not have any photos or words to share. Being reunited will ease the reentry when you return. Have a great time.

  9. Sonel June 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    Such stunning art indeed and I love how you’ve captured it. Beautiful! Burnie looks sad already and I am sure he is going to miss you very much. He is adorable! 😀

    • Rosemarie June 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

      Tomorrow he goes to the kennel. It will be strange to be in my house alone until I leave. It will feel empty.

      • Sonel June 19, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

        Awww shame. Oh, I bet but I am sure you will be back soon and then he will be happy again. 😀

  10. Pride in Photos Photography June 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    This is my first visit here. Your furry friend steals the show here on this post…his art work is hilarious♥ Looking forward to seeing more…

    • Rosemarie June 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

      Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m glad you enjoy Burnie’s work.

  11. Reggie June 23, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Burnie is gorgeous! I can imagine that the two of you are missing each other. Safe trip, Rosemarie – and a big hug to Burnie, in absentia of course. 🙂

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