Monday, May 30, 2016

Ruin III

20"x8" and framed 16"x24", Stitched the three pieces together and floated on a white mat board and then framed the piece with a white metal frame. This has a strong contrast between the soft almost tattered cloth with the hard edge white metal and glass frame...I like it and it holds up well in overhead lighting. The three levels speak well to me as a vertical spiritual journey.
I have already begun new work. This time to prevent indecision, I placed several of my different 'ideas to explore' on folded sheets of paper and yes, put them in a bowl, closed my eyes and Magically I picked out my next new assignment! I did the same thing with applications such as flour paste printing, silk printing, stencils,etc and did the whole 'bowl' thing but this time picked several papers as I will combine and layer to begin the new cloth piece. Now this works for me because I get so caught up and excited about explorations that I wander around for days in the studio.
This way I'm excited and looking forward to next steps...see you on the other side!


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    1. Thank you...the framing is such an important step...truly completes it all.

  2. I love this piece, both detached and all together! The stitching is wonderful; it "speaks" to me somehow, like ancient writing. I also like your "assignment" idea,of pulling out specific techniques or aspects to focus on. I've been trying various ways to force myself to do new things, to go beyond my comfort zone. Right I'm trying "throw out your first 5 ideas", and I think I'm making some progress! Maybe I'll try your method next!

    1. Thank you Sharmon. I find these 'explorations' are a way to boost energy and even the downside of failure is a way forward! Too many artists settle into 'one way'!