In search of inspiration, I decided to go back to basics and create a set of play “blocks” for myself (and anyone else who wants to play). I chose to make sets of concentric (and somewhat eccentric :-D) ovals, squares and triangles. So far I’ve got the ovals done and have been thoroughly enjoying messing with them - lots of balancing going on, very zen!
I’m going to cut the squares & triangles next. we’ll see where their eccentricities wind up and how that plays into building with them.
I’ve received some valuable feedback an artist group I’m in, Women Contemporary Artists (here in Sarasota - check em out!), and I’m thrilled!! We had a critique that allowed me to get these new pieces in front of other creative folk and have some dialog about some of my questions & concerns.
Was very happy with general response, lets me know I’m on the right track. One comment was that these would be awesome in grand scale, I agree!!
Looking forward to starting the larger piece I now have a cypress knee to base it in.
These past holidays have been a time for reflection and evolution. The events of last year knocked me sideways and the work that has been flowing out of me is very different. I am pursuing a looser approach to communicating visually and hope you all enjoy it!
I always welcome comments and questions on both content and materials, so do reach out, I’m very responsive :-D
Here’s the fruits of this past week’s labor. All kinds of fun pieces that now need surface treatments. Some will be coated with metal and patinas and some will be painted. Art, like life, is an adventure!!