Processing Movement

I have finally taken the time to work on some projects that have gone by the wayside. The Metro Sleepers, after a year and a half, has finally come to a place where I think I can share it with some galleries and by proxy, Paris. I have over sixty images - which doesn't sound like a lot. I wanted to have hundreds, but I suppose there is something to be said for not overwhelming your audience.

I've also started playing a little bit with some of the video I've taken.

In Motion from Juliet Pennay on Vimeo.

I'm fascinated by movement. The kinds of movement that people overlook because it seems mundane. To me though, it's like the incessant ticking of a clock. It's the things that happen regardless of whether or not a human is there to make them - or sometimes in spite of it. It's way the eye can capture speed but completely un-focus from it. The way the mind detaches.

RER Flips from Juliet Pennay on Vimeo.

RER Flips Again from Juliet Pennay on Vimeo.

The first video (the water in the window) was taken my my trusty old Canon sureshot digicam (10megapixel work horse it is!) and the other two were actually taken with my camera phone. I find the ease (and pocket size) of my phone to be just the thing for these little quick bits. They seem to pic up the ambient sound a little clearer, though with the music added it doesn't really matter.

I'm not sure if they are more or less impactful with music... The jury is out.

For the Lookers

Oh I never add new things here. It's not for lack of wanting. I've been hesitating to post these on the internet because I still have hopes for an exhibition with these works. No home for them yet.

Making Changes

Finally finding my groove again. Everything is different now: the subject, the medium, the colors and shapes.

It was a long time ago that my charcoals knew that sight.

Floating orbs make a Calder become a Kandinsky. And now there is the beginning of an idea...

Decidedly too dark. And so I abandoned the charcoal for the lighter touch of the pencil...
And the idea slowly begins to take shape.

New Work

Well. Not really new. I finished this piece about a month ago, but I am just now getting to posting it. Whatever. It's here, isn't it?

The piece is 20x16; acrylic on matte board with acrylic gel medium and magazine.

I will definitely start painting again...

New Work Still for Sale!

The exhibition was amazing and many of my pieces have new homes! The following pieces are still for sale, as well as for your viewing pleasure. If you would like to view the whole exhibition you can find it here.

A million thanks to Jessica at Cafe Mundi and to all of the people in my life without whom I wouldn't have been able to achieve this success in my life.

Currently I do not have another exhibition lined up but I am working feverishly on many exciting new pieces which I will, of course, post on this site.

My therapist and I find this hilarious (Inspirationlessness) 26 x 20

One night, the tree came alive to swallow the girl, and the bodies wouldn't stay buried 16 x 20

Bringing forth something new OR Waking up in a cold sweat 6 x 12; 8 x 12; 6 x 12

By the sound of their Coo, it's home 14 x 13

Do not be afraid to realize you dreams 18 x 12

beautyofDREAMS - an exhibition of the subconcious

Come see the debut of the most talented collagist to make the stage!

Throw away your old ideas about collaging as a fine art form, and allow yourself to immerse in the vivid, scattered world of Juliet Pennay's collective subconscious. It's not to be understood but, rather, absorbed.

If there was a sound track, it might be sounds something like the calliope on a carousel: Charming with a side of the heebee jeebees.
If there was a story, it would be the secret heart of the artist herself, wrapped up in shiny paper of metaphors and symbolism.

The opening reception promises to be a regular debutant of dreams, with a side of cupcake. There might be dancing. General gaiety will abound, celebrating the coming out of an artist sure to shine in the Austin spotlight in the years to come!

Friday, October 5th, 2007
Cafe Mundi
(1704 east 5th st. Austin, TX 78702)


Immaculate Mary (0r Co-Redemtrix) (15 x 15; rubber cement, magazine media)

" The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe in the Beauty of Their Dreams"

(approximately 20 x 36; rubber cement, magazine media)

One Wish Beneath the Golden Gate (8 1/2 x 11; rubber cement, magazine media)

Full of Expectation (4 x 8 1/2; rubber cement, magazine media)