Sunday, April 27, 2008

Heart and Head

I began new work on a large format using small circles but after much effort, quick fix, slow fix and plenty of starts and restarts, I decided to rip and cut and begin again. This piece is one of three 12"x12"from that earlier effort. Funny how plans change and the work has a way of demanding its own life. The three jewel like circles (again working with the theme of human and divine and the glow of that connection) on the left machine stitched red and gold cloth with an outline of aqua. The imagery on the right is from an old page from somewhere and found in my collage box. It is machine stitched to cloth, netting, felt with the addition of stones and plastic spiral. I like the aqua line and the black background, I rarely use a solid black but in this case I believe a kind of serenity is achieved? All in all I like it and it came from such earlier struggling on my part...lesson given hopefully lesson learned...listen to my heart more than my head.
I am still recovering from my hospital stay...Pablo is a great caregiver and this spring weather is better than all the pills. I have been sitting on the deck just "breathing in" fresh air and fresh hope. It is also the NBA playoffs so there are plenty of games and some excitement. Our favorite team, the Warriors didn't make the playoffs...bummer. I'm not working very long in the studio but I am staying connected to my journal...writing, another healing force.


  1. I enjoy how the aqua lines have a lot of movement and they jump off the black background and almost vibrate. It really speaks to me about the energy of the human/divine connection you speak of.
    I have a lot of pleasure imagining you out on your porch, relaxing and enjoying this lovely Spring!

    So much love,

  2. Great piece! I'm going to think on this one. It is impressive and thought provoking. I can't tell too well what the imagery is but it may be women from a past era. Also -Wondering if there is any significance to the lack of vertical lines at the bottom of this piece? Human and Divine...will spend more time sitting with this.

  3. Really like this one. The colors show great depth and create interest, drawing the eye closer. Really enjoy seeing your art.

  4. thanks for the feedback...this comment thing is great!

  5. hi! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words. I love what you have started here on your blog-your work and your words. I will be visiting often.

    Hope your health recovers quickly!

  6. I am new to your blog and so I didn't know about your hospital stay. I hope you are feeling better--keep breathing in the fresh air, the fresh hope. Such a nice turn of phrase that was.

    I see you've added me to your blogroll. I will reciprocate. I like what you have to say about art plans changing, how the work demands its own life. I have experienced that time and again. What's happening in this current piece is quite nice. Great texture and color contrast--guess it's that human/divine glow thing!