The last month I have been working on a new series of forms that have a ribbon effect. I create each form and carve the bends one at a time so that the highs and lows vary in the right location on each. I am particularly interested in the profile of these forms where the high and low curves create this motion of riding a wave. Speaking of riding a wave, this is how I feel when creating most works. There are these moments of inspiration and ah ha's that create an emotional high. Then there are the low moments when you can't seem to make a decision or you question the entire piece. I can't speak for other artist, but I willing to quess that this emotional roller coaster is common to most creative processes. Sometimes pieces just flow together nicely and other times you just want to chuck them out the studio window. So far on this new series, I have decided that they are keepers. Often I have to remind myself, the struggle is all part of the journey.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Madden Museum in November. These are paper templates that will be traced on wood panels. My head is spinning with so many new ideas. I only hope that I will be able to create all of them!
The horizontal piece will be 25" x 82".
The vertical piece will be 94" x 33"
Each piece will be built, carved and painted. These pieces can be interpreted as layers of stratification, tall blades of grass, or simply organic abstract lines. The color and gentle curves are the key to success with these pieces. I am currently building pieces. Hopefully painting will start happen soon! Probably not for another few weeks. I will start painting on my River Runs Through It piece. Then move on to these. I have my work cut out for me!
These pieces are a new concept and I am so excited to bring them to life.
Friday, March 30, 2012
This is a new piece I am working on for the Madden Museum Exhibit, To Expand, opening this November. I know you are thinking working already for an exhibit 7 months away... indeed.
I have big plans to expand, stretch, push myself to create some new sculptures and wall reliefs that will hit it out of the ballpark! I've started with the smallest piece to get the wheels turning. This piece consists of 4 panels each is 48" x 12". The inspiration comes from waves of water and a winding river. Cropped into closely from a bird's eye view, the waves of the river wind through all four panels. I like to juxtapose the wave patterns against each other creating constant motion. The river will appear flowing as I begin to paint.