October 30, 2008

Halloween 2008

I got a little distracted by Halloween this week, which has been fun. With the show date pushed until May I've been able to slow down a little. Still, I managed to finish 5 pieces, numbers 71, 45, 31, 5, and 18, all are concreted and ready to show. Also, I wanted to let people know that in December there will be a preview showing of several of the pieces from Encased in Concrete 88 at Back in a Flash in Garberville, CA. I'll have exact dates and times as the date gets closer.

October 24, 2008

New Dates

New dates have been set for the "Encased in Concrete 88" showing at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, CA.
The show will now be opening on May 2nd, 2009 and run until January 3rd, 2010.


October 21, 2008

October 20th. & 21st.

Yesterday, I worked on grouting and mosaicking. I was able to finish another mosaic piece (#75), completely tiled the smallest of my pieces, and worked on the tile work for 3 others. This week I'm going to start the tile work on the biggest piece (3-4 feet in diameter).
Today, I wrapped several bags of garbage with wire to get them ready for concrete.
Tomorrow, I'll be back to concrete work with my friend the cement mixer, and then later in the day I'll be doing more tile work.

This is my smallest piece #46 (12 inches in diameter) ready to be grouted.

Garbage wrapped in aviary netting ready for concrete.

October 15, 2008

Encased in Concrete 88

11 are completely done now, with only 77 to go! (one was to big to move over into the photo area)
I' ll be grouting today, so another mosaic piece will be done which feels good since they take the longest to complete. I'm in the process of setting up a covered area to work in when the rain starts later this week. The goal with next week is to start get 12 or more done per week, so that the concrete has enough time to cure before moving them to the museum in mid December.

October 11, 2008

Christmas 2005

This piece is made up of 5 concreted shapes. They are filled with the non-recyclable garbage from Christmas morning 2005. Bows, wrapping paper, plastic wrap, styrofoam packaging...

October 07, 2008

First Mosaic Ones Done!

Well it took a few days more than expected to have the time to grout (life happens), but finally I have the 1st 2 mosaicked pieces (there will be 22 total) of Encased in Concrete 88 done.


Also, on Saturday I received a Honorable Mention in the 50th Annual Fall Redwood Art Association exhibition for my painting The Bird House.

October 03, 2008

Encased in Concrete 88

Today was to wet to grout, but it was a wonderful day for photos. So, here are a couple of new photos of
Encased in Concrete 88.

October 02, 2008

Encased in Concrete 88

The last few days have been busy ones. I now have 6 pieces completely done including one of the very large pieces (34 inches at its widest). Also, I've been mosaicking, and now have 3 pieces ready to be grouted tomorrow. At this moment there are 65 pieces (plus the 6 that are done) that are in some state of the process, 18 bagged, 10 wrapped in wire, 31 partially concreted, 6 tiled. I'm also getting my publicity photos together and writing an artist statement for the Morris Graves Museum of Art. Tomorrow, I will try to publish photos of the 3 pieces that I'll have grouted.

#15 22x34" filled with non-recyclable garbage, wrapped in recycled poultry netting, and encased in concrete

Art in Motion

Art in Motion one-of-a-kind artist mannequins.

Untitled piece by Monica Schill currently on display at the office of Philip Arnot, Attorney at law 302 N. Street Eureka, CA 95501

Bid on my piece and others in a silent auction while on display at local businesses, or attend Mannequin Masquerade on Wednesday, December 10th at 7 p.m. for a live auction with the proceeds benefiting the many programs of the Humboldt Arts Council. All sculptures will be on display in the Rotunda Gallery at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, CA in November. For more information go to: