Monday, October 26, 2009

Emily Richardson Exhibit

I went to see the art quilts of Emily Richardson last week at Visions Art Quilt Gallery.  I spent a long time with the quilts and found they drew me in more and more.  I appreciated her use of color and layering of the hand painted fabric - silk mostly.  Very painterly, etherial and translucent. The colors are at once intense and soft.  The hand quilting and stitch work is a wonderful counter point to the delicate silk.  Photos do not show the quilts off very well, so glad I did not rely on that postcard photo to determine whether I would go or not.  The show runs until November 1.  See it if you can!  For info:

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Work in Process

Some new work that has been percolating...I have begun experimentation for a new series.  This thread of an idea began with sketches earlier in the year.  Now I am putting pencil and paint to fabric...then threadwork. 

This excerpt from Rainer Maria Rilke's "Buddha in Glory"-
Now you feel how nothing clings to you;
your vast shell reaches into endless space,
and there there rich, thick fluids rise and flow.
Illuminated in your infinite peace.

Monday, October 5, 2009

SAQA Visioning Project

The Visioning Project revolves around visualizing goals and dreams and making them happen.  It will be a public commitment of the artist to achieve a specific goal.  Ready for the challenge, I have decided to be a part of this project.  My goal over the year is to create a body of work that will stretch my artistic development and refine my creative voice.  What motivated me to take part?  It seemed to be a new way to look at work discipline.  To begin the work with an intention will be a wonderful step in that direction.  This may leave more room for creativity to blossom.  Just making the decision to join the group has already brought me more clarity.    I look forward to seeing how both the work and the year unfold!  I will take you on the journey with me.

On another SAQA note, I am happy to report that my "Squiggles" piece sold and contributed to the auction.


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