This is LITTLE HOKUM RAG, the blog of artist Amy Crehore. NEWS 2018: Blab Show Opens Sept 8, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. 2019: Solo show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, L.A.,CA (NOV) and group show at Jiro Miura Gallery Tokyo, Japan
Tickler # 3 is getting near the point where I will soon be painting the top and headstock. This is a photo of the bridge being set up. As you can see, the bridge is made of carved ebony (lovingly carved by luthier Lou Reimuller) - it is my original design, as is the uke itself. There will be bridge pins and a saddle, so this is just a glimpse of what it will look like. There are also many other great features that this photo doesn't even begin to show. I will reveal them a little later on. Stay tuned!
"The Bribe" by Amy Crehore, oil on linen, 18" x 24", 2003
This is a painting called "The Bribe" that I completed in 2003. It is based on Albrecht Durer's earliest known work, his self-portrait at age 13. I was always intrigued by this drawing (done in 1484) by Durer. I think I was also looking at Martin Johnson Heade's landscapes at the time. Some of my earlier works have references to images in art history.