Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wait Station 011

20"x20", Rives BFK, acrylic stained fabric, wax thread, watercolor crayon, light molding paste and clear tar gel.

This is the second piece created from a recent fascination with the announced discovery of a large planet in and around our solar system. I believe the report said the location was in shadow near the cloud Oort. The details don't interest me but the names and ideas set me off in my own thoughts and imaginings. Below are a few lines from my journal on this subject which became fodder for at least two pieces. I'm easily moved by mythologies, antiquities, astronomy.

Remnants of the Wait Station
Long ago bearing the winds and sand storms which having left mere threads, bits of cloth
holding on to the rare jewel of the promised rest
Accommodations sparse, food and drink measured
Love ever available in this dark shadow of the Cloud called Oort.

My Winter Solstice is coming to an end and I will be posting more often. This time has been good for me...gotten me back on a tighter studio schedule and helped me to "see to" art related goals. I have never really left blogland as most mornings with a cup of coffee, I take a tour of all of your sites!


  1. amazing piece, wonderful texture and script... nice that you had a good time getting on a tighter studio schedule..

  2. Welcome back! I'm so pleased your comments feature is back too because every time you post new art I need to tell you how wonderful it is. Fortunately I had the bright idea of finding you on Flickr :-) I think your work has reached a new level and I love it even more than before. Well done Mary Ann for being so disciplined. I am inspired!

  3. Incredible piece. i have been reading yr posts and am glad now to be able to comment! Wonderful work you have been doing. Hope you didnt have much Tsunami effect in your area. Be well, sukiho

  4. Love the color, depth and texture. Great piece! Now I need to find out more about this "new" planet.

  5. Yahooo!
    So glad to see you back in this space, as I've missed seeing your work!
    Love this new piece,,it is very much a signature Blue Sky work.
    (I also thought of you during the Tsunami)

  6. This piece definitely has the quality of something mystical, discovered in a serendipitous way..It's like the universe!! Beautiful...

  7. LDV, So glad you like this actually gave me fits but then some are easy some not so much!

    Robyn, Finding me on flickr...good move! So glad to read your words...anywhere!

    Suki, We live near the harbor and they had losses on boats that were actually full time living space...sad but not as sad as Japan. Thank you for asking.

    Kim, Thank you for your good words!

    Babs, Back on the block again and nice to return. Our harbor is small but the damage was extensive and a big surprise.

    Lyn, I was trying for mystical...thank you!

  8. Whew -the gag order has been lifted. I can comment again. LOL! Nice to see your recent pieces here and I love that outer space and the solar system inspire you.