The featured images this week are: Tom Chambers’ Prom Gown #3 from his Rites of Passage series and Blue Fox from his Entropic Kingdom series, and Laurie Tümer’s Watersheds and Graffiti Artist Against Vandalism from her Oil Exploration: Not in My Backyard series.
|Prom Gown #3 (2005) by Tom Chambers|
|Blue Fox (2009) by Tom Chambers|
See more images from Tom Chambers here.
|Watersheds by Laurie Tümer|
To keep alive the warrior spirit found in the rock art images of warriors in Galisteo, Tümer was inspired to merge her interests in rock art and graffiti. She became an honorary member of a graffiti crew educating young people about oil and gas issues. Watersheds was made in late 2008; it shows a Google Earth map of the Galisteo watershed on her garden wall and the watershed markers of the economic downturn month by month during her participation in the project. This piece was completed the day Barack Obama was elected president. These coalesced with another watershed: an announcement that because of Galisteo community organizers, New Mexico now leads the nation in the strictest oil and gas regulations.
|Graffiti Artist Against Vandalism by Laurie Tümer|
See more images by Laurie Tümer here.
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Anne Kelly, Associate Director photo-eye Gallery
*Next week's featured artists will be Hiroshi Watanabe, Michael Levin and Julie Blackmon.
If you missed PART ONE of Currently on Display you can read it here.