|USA, Joan Marie Giampa, 12 x 12 inch panels, tryptich, 2013|
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im-age ar´chae-ol´o-gy™, [im-ij] [ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee], n. 1. The systematic recovery by artistic methods of imagery within the ground of a painting. 2. A dig into the surface ground with the butt of a paintbrush to imprint an image. 3. The space between the figure and the ground from which emerges a skeletal impression of an image. 4. A constant searching for the middle ground through the application of paint and projected thought that culminates into a work of art.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
I think I am "returning to zero" to quote Robert Redford...
"Q: You have this concept that you call "returning to zero." What does that mean?
To refresh yourself, you stop and say, "OK, I'm going to take some time off and rethink, and pretend that I'm just starting out again and look at things freshly for the first time." It gives you a kind of energy. It's recharging, and it allows you to keep taking chances rather than getting safe with the ones you've taken."
Source: Matthew Rothschild. "Robert Redford Interview." The Progressive. 6/02/2009. pg. 35.
I remember what it felt like to paint "Dreams". I was 16 and the song "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac had a huge influence on my work. I was trying to paint my "crystal visions". It was magical and I had a passion to "dive" into the canvas--to paint color.
I want to feel all those feelings again and remove the debris in my mind--cluttered mounds of aesthetic criticism from years of exposure and attempt. I paint as I have always painted--for me! That sums it up. I paint for me!
This new image is called "Storms". I guess it sums up what I am feeling lately. I am in the process of making some big life changes that will alter my destiny. They say there comes a time when we choose in life as to whether or not we are going to be a "master" or "slave" of our destiny. I am focused on neither at the moment. And for the first time in many years, I am not thinking so much about destiny. I am focusing on the present--"I am returning to zero"!
Friday, July 19, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
The opening is from 6-8 pm. There will be a special sneak preview in the small gallery with works by Jeremy Kunkel. Jeremy is a former student of Dr. Giampa's at Northern Virginia Community College where he studied color. Jeremy will have a solo show at the Caboose in November, 2013.
About Jeremy Kunkel
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
|The Bridge, 1993, Joan Marie Giampa|
|Looping Process, 2004, Joan Marie Giampa|
Its a looping process kind of like the fibonacci spiral. But the question remains, do we need to create a language to be abstract. I think not. I think that a language evolves as the artist evolves and every stroke, color, and texture extruded speaks a truth that is individual to the artist.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
|Glass House, 1998, Joan Marie Giampa|
It helps me to grow and connect to others "words" and I enjoy how they connect to my "perceptions" of reality. Again its a looping process and words seem to get in the way at times because they are invented. But sometimes great wordsmiths concoct just the right words to describe just the right feeling. Both are invented during the impulse that propelled them.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
What an agagram of my name means to me:
I have a great propensity and innerstate of mind or demeanor for love that is spiritual, not sexual in its nature.
1. Of or relating to the field of academic study in which a student specializes.
- The word "anagrams" is an anagram of "ars magna", Latin for "great art".
- Louis XIII, the King of France during early seventeenth century, appointed a Royal Anagrammatist for a handsome salary.
- The word stifle is an anagram of itself.
- Japan's former capital city (Kyoto, A.D. 794-1868) and present capital city (Tokyo) names are anagrams of each other.
- Kingdom of Java's (Indonesia) former capital city was Kartasura and then moved to Surakarta.
- Ever wondered why there isn't another word that can be made by rearranging the letters of the word anagram?
- Anagrammist n. : one who composes anagrams and when asked for the four points of the compass is likely to reply thorn, shout, seat, and stew.
- An anagram which has reverse spelling of a word and itself spells a proper word is called a semordnilap.
- The name of synthetic fiber Spandex is an anagram of expands.
- Clabbers is a variant of the Scrabble game. In this game, all the rules are the same as for Scrabble except for one: all words have to be anagrams of real words.
- Do Lewis Carroll's poems prove he was Jack the Ripper? See The Straight Dope.
- It's said that the right to lampoon royalty and politicians, using anagrams, was enshrined in English law, when King John signed the Magna Carta (Anagram Act) in 1215. (-:
- Also Newton supposedly used an anagram in describing calculus in a letter to Leibniz. See this and the book A Passion for Mathematics: Numbers, Puzzles, Madness, Religion, and the Quest for Reality (page 30).
- Camry, a car from Toyota is an anagram of my car.
- Elantra, a car from Hyundai is an anagram of A rental.
- Subaru, a car brand from Fuji is an anagram of U R a bus.
- Cwm fjord bank glyphs vext quiz.
- Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx.
Anagrama = Amar gana (Love wins)
Anagramm = Am ragman