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, September 17, 2008

Milk & Cream Bottle, 9" x 9"

These milk bottles are a staple in my home. We buy milk, cream, cream cheese, cheese and butter from a local dairy. Usually we purchase it at the farmers market, but they deliver during the winter months. The importance of these products are that they are organic. I am committed to using only organic products for my family. These bottles also evoke a time in my life when the milkman delivered milk daily to our door. I have also changed up my size again. I feel most comfortable painting 8" x 8" format.


  1. Love your blog (and it Loves you). Thanks for inviting me to join in the fun and MindMeld. I tell my kids they are my smartest artists, but you have long been my favorite. We'll all meet again at the top of the Stairway To Heaven. The Jug is either half full of fullness, or half empty of emptiness, while some might view it as half full of emptiness, or empty of fullness. I guess it all depends on whether we are coming or going.

    Love you, Joni, and your work.

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