I've been able to spend a lot of time painting in the last month.
Several projects on the go, with deadlines coming up soon...
work in progress: based on the Mawson plan
for exhibition with Art Calgary
at Calgary's new Central Public Library
another exploration of Mawson plan
work in progress: Kama oil sticks on stretched canvas
under and on top of oil paint layers
And now my studio is turned over to "intallation mode"
Artist Frances Vettergreen and I are collaborating
for upcoming exhibition at the Leighton Art Center
preliminary explorations: ink drawings on paper
The thing with creating installation artworks, for me, is to allow the work to respond to the space. I don't want to just impose my thing, you know? The Leighton Art Centre is located in the foothills of Alberta. Rolling landscape with copses of poplar trees and more densely wooded areas, and also open vistas and wetlands. Thus, my plan for this exhibition is to create tree-feeling things and river-feeling things.
I also want to use materials found in those areas, such as twigs dipped in ink to make drawings, as above. Which by the way will NOT be displayed on the walls. Curious? Come out and see! (or wait for the blog post with photos of finished installation) :)
I will find ways to also incorporate my circles throughout the work, because circular imagery is so important to me, and relates very much to the landscape in balance.
walking above the river near my home in the evening
daylight hours increasing rapidly
And later this week I'll be doing some workshops
Life feels very busy and very fun right now.