The act of turning a slab of wood into a delicate sculpture is no easy task. He said the process takes years…first preparing the wood on the lathe, then storing it for over a year to dry out. He continued, “Then I put it back on the lathe, I finish turning it, then burning, carving and decorating comes later, depending on the design. I spray 6-8 coats of clear lacquer, sanding it after many of the coats. I usually sand it wet to keep the sand paper from clogging up, then I buff it with 3 different buffing wheels for outside and 3 different buffing wheels for inside.
Artist Louise Marler aka LA Marler has been creating art all of her life. The artist chooses to work on several series at a time. She explains, “Intensely focusing on a series is necessary to do the deeper work. However, it gives me a sort of break to do another style or type of work and then go back and forth. I have produced Typewriter Art on-going now for 15 years…this naturally lead to the camera artwork and Keywords. The Keywords are a perfect example of how I am constantly noting new keywords then going back to the studio to arrange the letters. Once a new batch of this art is ready, I print and then paint each.” The artist mixes, paints, and works on several pieces at each step of the process at a time. Usually ten to twenty pieces are created a phase.
She will be exhibiting works from two of her latest series…camERAs, featuring pop images of vintage cameras and her Keywords, which celebrates her love of the typewriters and its nostalgic keys. Keywords is LA Marler’s version of typewriter poetry. Needless to say photography plays a big role in her life as well…something that comes through in her mixed media series camERAS.
Stop in, Saturday, June 24th from 1-5pm to see Ray Ford’s wood sculptures along with Louise Marler’s mixed media art. If you treasured this article and also you would like to be given more info with regards to Wiktionary (en.wiktionary.org) kindly visit our website. LA Marler Gallery is located at the Santa Monica Airport, 3000 Airport Avenue, Studio B Santa Monica, CA 90405.