Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Place in Time

13" Stained Glass Mosaic Plate by Victor Nunnally 2015 "A Place IN Time"-Gift

13" Stained Glass Mosaic Plate by Victor Nunnally 2015 "A Place IN Time"-Gift

Thank you Bob...








Eastover, NC


Amazing what happens while we sleep.  

Monday, May 11, 2015

A Stoic Reunion

10" stained glass mosaic plate. " Time Warp To Paradise" by VIctor NUnnally -gift
 Portland, Oregon has been a  place of tribal reunion.  There was a time when I worked and resided at a primitive Eco Resort on the Island of ST John.  It was called Maho Bay Camps. 114 stick built cabins nestled on a dense forested hillside connected by wooden boardwalks and hundreds of stairs.  It was a village of pure enchantment where the employees lived and worked together.  It was somewhat of a civil experiment.  20 years I spent journeying to and fro since 1986. It was there in 2000 that I wanted to start being an artist and to find my style of expression.  It was there where I created my first mosaic. I made this plate for the Art Director who had asked me to produce the initial piece.  She is here in Portland and I am about to go see her and her husband.  This is for them.  Maho Bay was something very special to a lot of people.  Unfortunately it's 40 year lease ran out in 2013 and the Angels wept as it was closed down and the property sold.  However, I understand a conservationist purchased the 14 acres and plans to keep it intact.  We are the Maho Tribe and there are hundreds (if not thousands) of us who experienced a lifestyle that proved to be wondrous.  Thank you Stanley Selengut, the founder and creator.  I have encountered numerous tribe members on this West Coast Journey.  It is great to see so many.  I painted an Oil Painting of Maho Bay.  I wonder where it is.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Reflektor

San Francisco 2015

San Francisco 2015

Amongst The Bamboo


San Francisco 2015

Journeyman #9  Stained Glass Mosaic Window fired up with String Lights 45.5 x 22 " by Victor NUnnally 2015
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Thank you Miss P for organizing a fundraiser for helping artists find affordable housing in San Francisco. Thank you JD for hosting the event.  A very nice evening and it gave me a chance to do a mini Art Show. I now have a commission for a rather interesting Lantern.  Let's see what I come up with. It seems that one way Artists could live and thrive in San Francsico is that they can be caretakers for elderly in their homes in exchange for room and board, with back ground checks of course.  A company could be created with this idea.  The company does all the placement, paperwork, background checks,  and communications.  Of course the downside is that the Artist may not get along with the individual they have to do errands, chores, and company...could get messy.  So, do a first month check up then 3 month check ups and make sure everybody is happy. My other idea is that a lot of houses have back yards that could serve as a temporary residence with adequate structures.  With a gym membership you can shower and stay in shape while camping in a secure location  and producing at your studio.  Some artist just need to have a place to lay their head. Background checks of course and the artist has to have a work place.  Then, there is always the way of producing something spectacular and sell it, buy a house and live on your own and produce something spectacular again.
Driving along the Mt. Hood National Forest
Mount Hood, Oregon
Wow, The Columbia Gorge and Mount Hood scenic route is breathtaking to say the least!  What a Gem. Thank you very much Bob!  That was a fun excursion. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Portland Creation

"Hope" by Victor Nunnally 42" x 13"  stained glass mosaic window


"Hope" by Victor Nunnally 42" x 13"  stained glass mosaic window.

Portland, Oregon is quite a change from San Francisco.  I can live here.  A green city with a casual and easy going appeal, of winding roads and fascinating characters.  There is lots to explore in this rustic and engaging city.. They say it rains a lot here but so far the weather has been pleasant.  A great place to exist as an artist. Thank you Bob for your hospitality.  This Flower piece "Hope" was inspired by something I witnessed, something very sad and dark but, there is always hope that the skies will clear and the light will devour all that muck.