My work is a simple attempt to spread the word that the animals around us are a special gift. I do this through a combination of imagination, bold color and humor. We must never forget that “all animals draw breath from the same source as we do.” They are mystical, spiritual, and as Jonathan Balcome states: “Animals take pauses. Their worlds, like ours, have stretches of tranquility, moments of pleasure and eruptions of joy.” Enjoy those animals around us, care for them; they will give us great peace and happiness. It is my hope that my work will bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. Continue reading “Peter Chumbley”
My paper mache pieces lean toward humor, whimsy and portraying our local animal neighbors.
I start with an armature of chicken wire, Styrofoam or cardboard boxes and tubes. Each piece is layered with newspaper, tissue paper and white glue. After several coats of paint and some attention to the face and eyes, they seem to take on a life of their own, and I’m ready to let them go. Continue reading “Marcia Brennan”