What would you change in an old piece of art to make it more fanciful? Would you add a new dimension or strange colors? Maybe some fringe?
Category: Contemporary Quilt Art
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Show and Tell
In December I had the pleasure of hearing Transendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty and Time, read by the author, Gaia Vince. She follows the story of homo sapiens from their beginnings until now, and her full research and excellent storytelling make this book of non-fiction a real page turner! I was listening… Read more »
I make art in both figurative and abstract styles. Narrative is important in both.
These two pieces are a comment on the political times.
I have become aware of dust bunnies and a neglected car, paper piles and soiled slip covers. These things are on, and then off my radar, with no action taken. There are a limited number of hours in a day and there is a limited supply of energy in a person. So these things usually… Read more »
In any creative activity, whether it be gardening or building an image of a donkey, it is not easy to know when to stop. Creators in every medium are often warned about this. Art: If you go too far, the paint will become muddy! Poetry: The freshness of an idea might be lost. Cooking: The… Read more »
Goldilocks tried out bowls of porridge, chairs and beds, to find the ones that were just right. When this child wandered into the home of the three bears, I assume that the bears were out doing work, or getting their exercise, or attending choir practice. Maybe baby bear was climbing trees or swimming with a… Read more »
Abstract Art Quilt
I recently visited the art room at an elementary school, as a guest speaker. I was at school all day and talked to 7 different classes of all grade levels. I brought along three examples of my artwork, two abstract and one figurative. I explained my ideas and why I had made the choices of… Read more »
Art Plus Location
I have recently returned from a wonderful visit with my girl (old lady) cousins that took place in Lexington MA, near Boston. We did a great deal of talking and eating and seeing artwork. My dream vacation realized! So even though some of the conversation had to do with aches and pains of old ladies,… Read more »