Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Silent Alcove

This piece began with my admiration of this vase in the center. I couldn't help admire such a beautiful shape, the calligraphy and the still strong color. The name of the artisan is forgotten as his hands and eyes...all turned to dust but yet this vase remains. The citadel,for me, must have places of silence, maybe secret spaces....alcoves, tiled walls, and silk fabrics.
20"x20" Rives BFK, acrylic, stencils, collage, fabric, silk and lace, graphite and glazes.

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I love the textures here. Very nice.

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  2. Absolutely, wonderfully gorgeous! This evokes for me a sense of time and contemplation, of sanctuary, a secret place to sit and dream... The colors are luscious, too.

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  3. How wonderful to see the final version - and shared with the world :-) Love that final glaze. A place of hidden peace and quiet.

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  4. When I opened this page, I silently went "Ooooooh!" Defninitely a good sign that it evokes a feeling of something deep and beautiful within myself.
    Sanctuary, contemplation, warmth, beauty, sacred vessel, order are words that come to mind.

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  5. just gorgeous and filled with peace and contemplation. amazing what you can do with a piece of RIVES BFK

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  6. Not just the vase, but the vase and its surround are beautiful.

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  7. Ancient and evocative. What a spiritually uplifting work.

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  8. love the way your colors balance, bringing me deep and also to a soft upper surface like silk embroidery. Silent Alcove is a good idea, to spend the weekend.

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  9. beautiful and regal piece - and offers such a sense of visual sanctuary - love this!

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  10. I feel peace and serenity looking at this artwork and the title is just perfect.

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  11. Tess, Glad to hear from you on this piece!

    Sharmon, We all need a good amount of sanctuaries and alcoves!

    Deena, What a nice surprise...yes to the final glaze!

    louciao, Your words are even better than I had hoped...you who has been to Alhambra and clearly understands sacred vessels and sanctuary.

    Suki, I am always amazed at the strength of Rives...each piece has held up to my wanderings and efforts...with just a few rips and holes.

    annell, Thank you so much.

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  12. Dave, Thank you...the vase is so beautiful...a challenge to the surrounding space.

    Suz,Thanks for the great WOW!

    Jo Murray, "Ancient an evocative" great words...thank you.

    mansuetude, Your words "silk embroidery" gives me such a feeling of success with this one...thank you.

    gypsywoman, Life demands places of sanctuary...thank you.

    Robyn, Wonderful to have you stop by and wonderful to read your comment...thank you.

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  13. Yes, this is Very beautiful, the vessel and the feeling you have evoked here of age and wonder. I love it, and love having you back too! roxanne

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  14. This is a gorgeous piece--very remniscent of those gorgeous gardens woven in wool that we call Persian rugs.

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  15. Yes. Places of silence. Secret spaces. Silk and tile.

    A beautiful citadel.

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  16. Looking at the beauty of that urn is like meditation..such balance and grace..wonderful!

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  17. This piece is just beautiful...love the composition, texture & colors. Great work!

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  18. Roxanne, Good to be back and still filling the studio days. Glad you like this piece.

    Hannah, Yes, I was trying for everything in textiles and mosaics...with my interpretation thrown in!

    San, Thank you. Nice to see your smiling face and congratulations to your son!

    Lyn, I felt such beauty in this urn...across all time, nothing to compare.

    Marie, Thank you...nice when composition and other elements go together well.

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  19. Luscious, romantic, absolutely beautiful.

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