Okay, what's with the fancy word ancilla? It's from my Latin days and means handmaiden/helper/ backroom assistant. Ancillary is more common. Love the sound of it and even better, I and BBB materials got to do just that and help in some artmaking. Candida Helen Newmark Girling is a CDN/Buffalo based artist who has just completed her MFA thesis at the University of Buffalo. Candi is married to pianist, Aaron Davis. Both are live wire acts of artistic imagination, friends and fans of the BBB. Candi's sculpture for her thesis show called A Slice of Green, described as a green wall intervention, required circular plant pockets from waterproof material. Aaron suggested why don't we call Charlotte. The Brave Brown Bag waxed cotton and waterproofing process and other goop helped create the pockets shown above without any noticeable drainage problems! Whew! http://visualstudies2014.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/candida-girling/
Also there is a show at the Albright Knox Gallery which is just around the corner by German painter/sculptor Anselm Kiefer http://www.albrightknox.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/..... more on this in next blog.