Repeating Myself – in a good way

I have recently chosen to create two art quilts comprised of multiple images of wonderful exciting shadows! How many times have I already been drawn to this subject matter? Cosmic Bicycle, Magic Wall, Purple Stroller. Only three times? It seems like way more than this.

I combined six images of a wall with winter tree shadows.

Magic Wall, 48 X 48, $1,500

So… after reviewing my inventory list back to 2003 I discover that 10 additional pieces were created using multiple images. But, in these the principle subject remained solid – people, pets, canoes – rather than the shadows. There are 25 more pieces (single image) where cast shadows play a big role and 8 more pieces with light being an important element.

Many artists gravitate to images seen at the ends of the day, when shadows are long and light dramatic. I am not alone in finding this combination irresistible.

When I take this further, and use multiple images, the viewer is made aware of the fun relationships of subject and shadows. A theme emerges. The device of variations on a theme are employed in all art forms – for example: choreography, story line, music, cuisine, landscaping, and fashion. Like those other artists I will probably repeat myself many more times. I can’t help it.

Seasonal Artist and Late Bloomer

When are you most productive? I love to work in the garden, specializing in Xeric landscaping, but also growing food crops and tending public places that receive water. Each season has it’s own challenges and delights, that I find enormously and creatively entertaining. Thank goodness I live in Wyoming – a place that really does… Read more »

Creating Abstract Art

For several years now, I have been pushing my art in the abstract direction, even when the image is about a person (and possibly a dog). It is a challenge to retain just enough detail and definition in a snap shot story to give the viewer something to hang on to, and not give them… Read more »

Quilts are cozy

I am a contemporary artist that chooses to work with fabric and present my pieces as art quilts that are hung on the wall. Fabric is tactile, nurturing and comforting; it’s the perfect medium to express themes that are also tactile, nurturing and comforting. My representational pieces are often based around themes of being outside… Read more »


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