Sunday, June 3, 2012

Get Yours Today


MF Dondelinger's jewel of a book features images of once-familiar Southwest species rendered in exquisite detail. Short entries accompany each painting, describing the plant or animal, its habitat, and the cause of it's endangerment.

Dondelinger's work always surprises. She juxtaposes the ancient art of egg tempera iconography onto the most disposable of backdrops, the humble paper plate. The plate-as-canvas serves as a symbol of twenty-first century throwaway culture, just as the creatures she so painstakingly depicts (using precious materials like 23 carat gold, egg tempera and rabbit skin glue) have become expedient in our fast moving culture. In Modern Icons, readers will gain a new view of what is-or is no longer-to be found in our own back yards.

MF Dondelinger apprenticed in Italy with an orthodox iconographer. She applies the traditional materials and theories of this sacred art form to contemporary themes. She divides her time between Arizona and Idaho.

This book is sponsored by ARTSPIRE, a program of New York Foundation for the Arts, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Margaret W. Reed Foundation and amazing individual supporters

Modern Icons will be donated to every city library in New Mexico and Arizona.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

ERASER AWAY! and Postcards

WORLD CONCERNS. Be the first on your block to erase away the world's troubles. With these colorful erasers, you, your friends, family and colleagues can erase away some of the biggest concerns we face today. Pack of 5. $4.95

PET PEEVES. So, if you can't stomach erasing the concerns of the world, how about erasing 10 lbs or a little guilt? How about those dreaded taxes or, yikes, PMS...and wouldn't we all like to erase a lot of stupidity? Pack of 5. $4.95

Send short notes on these postcards of the Madonna and Child. This traditional icon by MF Dondelinger is in the collection of St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho.  Set of 12. $3.00