Clay · Painting
Guest at: Sociable Cider WerksSociable Cider Werks
Welcome to Art-A-Whirl 2022! I will be selling art both online and in person this year. Curbside pickup is at my tent at Sociable Cider Werks during regular Art-A-Whirl hours, or at my house near SCW by appointment. I will also have a show on the walls of the taproom with State Fair business partner Heidi Elmer.
Friday May 20: 5-9 PM. Saturday May 21: 12-8 PM. Sunday May 22: 12-5 PM.
Please text me if you have any questions. You can find us during the Minnesota State Fair at Sideshow Gallery in West End Market. We’re across Dan Patch Avenue from the midway, right next to Foci’s glass blowing demonstrations, near Lulu’s Public House and the restroom building. Thank you for visiting my marketplace!
612-382-5948 (texts preferred)
Sue Christensen is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of Art-A-Whirl weekend.
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Sue Christensen takes commissions.
First I paint them, then I set them on fire. It never gets old. Own the thrill of unauthorized fire without the risks of real life pyromania!
I had leftover magenta, orange and green paint and an hour left in my work day. We had just visited our friends’ new home, a deconsecrated Presbyterian church. I painted a wild-colored little picture of it and loved it, so I painted every church I have ever called home, from childhood, through Pentecostalism into adulthood and… deconsecration. I learned (from my friends in the ex-church, who are painters) that this style is called Fauvist, from the French word Fauve, meaning wild beast. Perfect.
Every year in the Crop Arts room at the state fair, I admire the dried corn while I’m waiting in line to see the seed art. Last years I took pictures so I could make these paintings.
A friend gave me seeds that grew bright red-orange flowers and huge, delicious purple and grey variegated beans. One of the plants produced peach flowers and cream and brown beans. Each year I pick out the best beans to save as seed and I make chili with the rest. Last fall they were so beautiful that I had to paint them, amplifying the colors ever so slightly.
Oil paintings of drastically oversized teeth in fanciful colors.
I cleaned out the basement of a house where a carpenter had lived and got to keep a bunch of rusty saws. I like to paint them with scenes far removed from the country scenes usually depicted on saw blades; things like midways and urban scenes.
I can create something similar for you by request.
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