Thursday, July 14, 2016

Juno Calling



These are the three of the many moons of Jupiter. They are mixed media pieces using wide variety of materials. The series began around 2012 and I so enjoyed taking a look at our planets, moons and stars in our solar system. I created these relying on my art making skills, science info and mythology! With the REAL exploration going on I can't help smiling about my take on these moons and what information will be coming back on the real discoveries! The titles beginning at the top "Excavation of Ganymede". "Collisto's Heart" and last "Oceans Europa".

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Orchard Memories

9"x12", tea stained cloth, solar print cloth, machine and hand stitching, beads and twine.
A small collage of assorted solar prints. The tree and branches are painted and printed in the sun and the olive leaves are placed on wet solar paint and placed in the sun for printing. This is the second cloth piece using my experiments to create memories. I lived for several years in an agricultural area and the back roads led through miles of working orchards. The news spoke of the rains effect on the cherries, the bees related to almonds and reporting the walnut harvesting was big news. Ships from all over the world would dock in our port to pick up walnuts which was rather interesting to see the different flags

The sun has all but disappeared these past few days which can be typical for the summer. We have morning fog ...late afternoon low clouds and then the fog rolls back in the evening. They are promising more sunshine in the next couple of days and I will begin my experiments again.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Date Palm Garden

UPDATE:  When I began this piece and another solar garden piece I felt I was speaking of the ancient gardens of the desert. After working and looking I've come to another realization that these two pieces are more about my own garden memories. This one in particular draws me back to our trips to the Palm Springs CA area.... driving past the rows and rows of date palms in production...it is quite a sight!  Also my childhood years were lived in and around the one gigantic palm tree across the street. The sounds of the fronds in the wind,the nesting birds and the squat thick trunk greeted me every day of my life up to the age of 21. Palms, date or otherwise have been an integral part of my outward view.
15"x18",solar prints, assorted treated fabrics, machine and hand stitching. The side panel features a garden gate that I did way back when and now I am approaching the garden (ancient) once again. This time using the solar prints. Four prints here and not all sharp which for me gives a vague, lost, day dream, desert feel....but I could be wrong?! I have one more begun and then I will play in the sun for a few days and see what I can create.