It feels like this is a painting on canvas but it is the wonderful winter afternoon light coming thorugh a window shade.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
More metal walls - this is at the DeYoung Musuem in San Francisco. This area is about 4 x 5 feet so you get some idea of the scale of it. Just imagine it over a much bigger expanse. Walking along the walll it is a constatnly changing play of light.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Pulling out the angel head the other day made me think about all the sculptural head photos I have taken. This is another favorite. There is a peacefulness and caring in the both the look and positioning of these two heads.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I have been working on my Birch Forest installation piece (8.5 x 8.5 feet) - enhancing the stitiching, nedlefelting, finding a way to bend and undulate the surface even more then the original. Here is a detail view from the side of how it is starting to "shape up".
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I am having my carpets cleaned today which has meant moving a lot of stuff out of the way, especially in my sewing room. I was putting things into the storage area and that lead to seeing the boxes of Christmas decorations and seeing this angel which I have not had out in some time. I think it has a beautiful face and wings. The shadow on the face gives it more power then I would have thought.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Another project underway is for the next Women's Journeys in Fiber exhibtion. Our theme this time is Aprons: Myths and Memories. I have in mind a meditation labyrinth that you could touch. It started with the idea of contemplating your navel which is what it felt like i was doing thinking about apron ideas! So here is a sample of velvet with a labyrinth fiber etched out of it. I think this idea might go somewhere.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Today seems to be the day that ly friends and fellow artists are getting interviewed. Go check out Tracy through this link to Asian Art and Quilts.
My fellow artist and friend, Susan Ettl, has had her blog chosen to be on the Quilting Arts site. There is a great interview with her and some samples of her artwork. Go take a look!
I am compiling imagery for some new ideas - this image was created with spray paint through a grid. I think it is pretty neat - I want to see how it will convert with a thermofax - I will probably lose some of the gradations which is what makes it interesting to me.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I trimmed up bushes and trees at my daughter's home. One of them is sthe contorted filbert known as Henry Lauder's Walkingstick. It is fabulously contored and I brought some of the pruings home to see what can be done with them! This photo is a detial of 3 of the branches. They curl around and around themselves and one another.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I have just completed a commission for someone who saw my exhibit, Summer's End, in Madison. I created a piece that is long and narrow, gradates from yellow to orange and uses dragonflies in flight to create an upward movement. Below is a detail.
Monday, November 8, 2010
I have have been dyeing and printing vintage cotton damask tablecloths and napkins for Thanksgiving presents. I like what happens with the damask flowers, curlicues and leaves that are part of the orginal tablecloth. It adds one more layer of complexity to the overall design.