What Me Worry? Bed
Zanvyl Krieger Main Building, 1st Floor Gallery
This homage to MAD Magazine uses glittering, beaded, beetle-wings. The work is by Patty Kuzbida. In her semi-retirement, Patty came to work at the admissions desk of the American Visionary Art Museum, where "I was surrounded by creative people and art." There, she broke records for Fan Club membership sales. Patty began making art as personal gifts to people, "just to please, not to show off." Working as a faithful volunteer at the GBMC Hospital Nearly New Sale, Patty developed an eagle eye for materials. "I like breaking once-expensive china sets I pick up for nothing secondhand. You can tell that they were thought 'too good to use' so I give them new life outside the cabinet." Patty now resides in a retirement community in Florida. A playful wit, she is semi-proud of her community's ROGUE reputation "for the State's (Florida's) highest STD rate." Also, "I still follow the news in physics, love seeing the latest pictures from outer space, helping others wherever I can, eating dark chocolate, and playing pickle-ball."