on exhibit at Adelson Galleries Boston
Sam Earle is a Boston native who has lived and worked in the South End for thirty years. His work can be found in many private and public collections, including the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Earle’s unique medium has remained consistent for decades; however, his subject matter shifts between specific societal fascinations, such as agriculture, antiquities, and symbology. The work recalls the layering of Jasper Johns with the playful overstimulation of Claes Oldenburg’s pop art.
Earle’s mixed media paintings are composed of tediously layered, hand-painted transfers on hollow-core wood panels or metal sheets. He utilizes monoprinting techniques so that no two images are exactly the same, despite their similar appearances. The complex and meticulous method that produces the highly layered imagery is bound together with painted tacks, which add to the compositional and textural dimensions of the work.
St. James, Minnesota resident Greg Krueger love his four cats so much that he’s spent the last 20 years and $10,000 transforming his home into a phenomenal feline fun house - and he’s still working on it.
“I just love trails and paths, and cats, of course,” said 50-year-old Krueger. “And so I’ve just linked those passions together.”
It all began when Krueger noticed how much his cats enjoyed being up high. First he created a place for them to sit atop a china cabinet. Then came a staircase to help the cats get up on the cabinet more easily. Today Krueger’s house features elaborate tunnels, staircases, platforms, 38 hand-carved cat-sized opening in his walls, 100 yards of overhead catwalks and bridges, and numerous comfy cat-sized hidey-holes. The catwalks all feature ornate railings to prevent accidental falls. If they don’t want to, Krueger’s kitties never have to walk on the floor. There’s also an enclosed outdoor kennel if the cats ever feel like getting some fresh air.
Krueger was recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, which has helped him understand his extraordinary dedication to his feline family.
“Obviously, my house would not be like this if I didn’t have Asperger’s,” he said. “If it takes a long time, I don’t care because if I like what I’m doing, I almost don’t want to finish what I’m doing.”
Visit Greg Krueger’s Flickr page for many additional photos.
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