Dream Songs

DREAM SONGS series

The Look of Things

Andrea McCluskey will be at the NOMA Gallery 437 North Market Street, Frederick, Maryland Saturday July 2nd from 4-8 pm. An Artist talk will also be held at NOMA Gallery July 15th from 7-8:30 pm

Coming through the last year has changed us. This body of work, some ethereal and ephemeral and others bright and hard edged reflect the day to day changes of my internal landscape. The printing processes are also different, some are relief and others are monotypes, also a mirror to the way things looked.

Poetic Dada-red tree

LIMINAL SPACE

The word liminal comes from the latin word limen, meaning threshold; any point or place of entering or beginning. A liminal space is the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next’, it is a place of transition, waiting, and not knowing.

 

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ARISING monotype with mixed media $600.00

 

 

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BRUJA monotype with mixed media $600.00

 

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CASA MARIPOSA powdered steel, silver coated wire, child’s board book $400.00

 

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WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING steel, silver coated wire, thread, mirror, butterflies $450.00

 

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SONGLINES FROM MEXICO Gouache and map on canvas $500.00

 

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FIRE RING 92″ x 70″ Etching and woodcut $1200.00

Ancestors and Allies

Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. “Be still” they say. “Watch and listen.” The stories, folktales and myths woven into the thread of our oral traditions have often found a place in the artwork of  Andrea McCluskey. She brings her voice to the sometimes dark and ancient words passed from generation to generation.

The story of Baba Yaga was pushing through my dreams into the work in the studio. What was this strange tale? A tale from the land of my ancestors, of a witch’s house with the feet of a chicken! I was drawn into the initiation of the young girl Vasilisa, a title more than a name. These tasks undertaken to become the Empress hold richness and power. Nature and the Feminine are the vessel of mystery. Dark and rich, chocolate for the soul.

Monotypes:

 Sorting The Apothecary

Sorting the Apothecary   16″x 20″  framed (SOLD)

 

 

A Woman Changing:Kobieta, która się zmienia

Kobieta, która się zmienia/A Woman Changing   16″ X 20″ framed (SOLD)

 

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Wildish Powers 16″x 20″

 

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Facing the Wild Hag 16″ x 20″

 

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The Crystalline Atelier 16″ x 20″ (SOLD)

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Twirling/Whirling  16″x 18″

 

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One Foot in Front of the Other  16″x 18″

Tears for Abu Ward

Tears for Abu Ward was a time determined sculpture that changed as the ice melted. Encased were flowers for the last gardener of Aleppo, Syria, a man known as Abu Ward who somehow fostered a “small oasis of color and life” inside the rebel-controlled half of one of the most hellish cities on Earth. As the ice melted the drops of water hit a metal can creating the sound of “tears” falling.

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Tears for Abu Ward mixed media sculpture (flowers encased in ice)