Friday, February 25, 2011

Viva Artists Book Series

Here are the first 5 books in the Viva Artists Book Series. The books are from 4 to 6 pages in length and printed on Viva paper towels. I start with the basic pages and send them off to other book artists to finish the book. So far here are the artists involved:
1. Scott Helmes
2. Anne Gorrick
3. Carol Stetser
4. Wendy Collin Sorin
5. MusicMaster (Tom Cassidy)
The next books will be by John M. Bennett, mIEKAL aND, Harriet Bart, and Philip Gallo.
One aside, I sent #1 in the series to the CEO of Kimberly-Clark as a gift and the idea that maybe Kimberly-Clark could start such a collection, have an artists book program using their products or run an internship program. No such luck, they sent it back unopened with the Consumer Relations form letter saying they don't accept ideas for their products. Talk about not getting it.
So the idea is to continue the series and then sell them in groups of ten for a very low price ($5 each-all proceeds to the artist) to an interested party. If you would like to be an artist in the Viva Artists book series, let me know and provide your mailing address. If you are interested in purchasing the first ten in the series, let me know also. And remember, progress in Art through paper towels!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

3D Drawings

The image is a bit flat, but this is number three in a series of 3d abstract drawings. Still experimental and the photo is a bit flat. The drawing at its highest point is about 4".

This is drawing #2, it's not as high as  #3.
Both are about 14" across.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


EXHIBITION:  Art Texts/Abstracts
Scott Helmes
February 10th through 28th
308 Prince St.
St. Paul, MN  55101
Work also currently in the Time On Paper Exhibit at the Gage Family Gallery, Augsburg College until February 25th.
Performance at the Musuem of Contemporary Art, Chicago on February 19th, 2011 at 12:34 PM as part of Fluxfest.