Round Pegs in a Square Box
Jo and I were at the University of Hawaii art program at the same time and we've always maintained a mutual admiration and respect of one another's work. Jo's work often has an edge, but softened by humor and and often a pun in the title.
I purchased a small totally whimsical piece of Jo's several years ago, but I think I got the much better end of the bargain when we finally traded works.
|Round Pegs in a Square Box, detail|
"Round Pegs in a Square Box" and a companion piece, "Winkin' Blinkin" and Odd" now sit prominently in my living room where we interact on a daily basis.
Deborah G. Nehmad is a Honolulu based artist working with paper with which she repetitively burns, etches, draws and scrapes her own visual vocabulary that references the body marked by pain. Her current work addresses anguish on a broader scale incorporating her obsessive mark making to translate visually her concern with global issues of war and violence.