Monday, June 22, 2009
I hike for the exercise and the connection to the organics of what this earth produces. I can not hike without being enveloped with the colors and textures the forest displays. I stop along the way to create an unnatural composition of natural matter in simple form. I leave it behind for others to possibly notice and for the earth to take it back to it's uncontrolled arrangement. Andy Goldsworthy [CLICK HERE] is a master at this craft for which I am grateful to discover.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I completed a mural this afternoon for a little girl who is relocating to a new town and a brand new home. This 2nd grader was confident in her design composition, new floral trim to accompany her new floral linens. Very elegant in her taste at quite a young age. It's been a while since my last mural. I had forgotten that while leaning on one hip on the floor and supporting my weight with a bent wrist for an 8 hour stretch of time, cuts off the circulation in the tip of my index finger for 3 days.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Last Sunday evening my husband & I accomplished the final assembly on the 3rd grade mosaic art project. A two and a half month creation reaching fruition. With the help of many volunteers & teachers along with their vision and devotion to this project coupled with the effervescent enthusiasm each and every one of those students brought to the process, it will hang in the school entryway with a comfortable enjoyment of achievement.
Each student shared their own stamp of style on each 5.5" sq. block with the tesserae provided and a color guide which was laid beneath the fiberglass mesh they adhered to. Not much of a composition individually until puzzled together to form the big picture. A lot like a pointillism piece of artwork it is best viewed from a distance.
With careful consideration for those who tiled "outside the box" we placed two different heights of blocks under the originals to raise the surfaces to three separate levels so the enigma will be a better fit. The official unveiling will take place this Friday, 12:30 at the elementary school. We will complete the celebration with an improvisational dance to Outkast's Hey Ya! [CLICK HERE]