Friday, October 16, 2009

Some Family News

New Exhibit

"When I Grow Up..."

Precise Art of Matthew Pleva

Ocotber 3 - November 30, 2009

Keegan Ales
20 St. James St, Kingston, NY

Long time readers of this blog may remember past postings about the work of my son, Matthew Pleva, an artist specializing in tiny, detailed, and precise renderings of mythological and folk tales, historic buildings and events and a variety of other things that inspire his creativity. Some of these come in the form of minute diorama's mounted in wooden boxes as small as 3" x 4'. The drawing posted here is a detail of one of the pieces developed for the theme of the body of work on exhibit, "When I Grow Up...". Inspiration for these works came via postcards sent to him by friends and and others who were asked to write about how they answered the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" when they are eight to ten years old. Visit Matt's website at If you visit the site you will find that if you click on any image it will open up to a larger view of the piece. Enjoy.

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