Monday, April 28, 2014

A Song of Rust

This weekend I was showing at the St. Paul Art  Crawl, the artist next to me was a photographer Brenda Manthe, who photographs Urban Abstracts. Her pictures reminded me of this photo I took at Harriet Island which inspired one of my encaustic pieces. The photo is above, it was a chimney on one of the old buildings. The Encaustic piece is below. It includes oils pastels rust sheet music from the 1800's charcoal and a face page from vintage book. Oh and beeswax and damar resin of course.

a section of the piece

A Rusty Song

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hanging in the Attic

I have been working on collage, not sure where it is taking me but it feels right. I've always like putting things together to make a whole (quilting ,sewing, knitting crochet all have that element). When a piece has reached a certain point I like to take a look at it from a distance. Have it there for me to glance at while working on something else. Light bulbs of ideas will pop up at odd moments without effort....I guess I am letting my spirit work on it by having it in the space but not being my focus. Hanging them on this wire that runs through the attic studio works perfectly for this type of meditation.
 I was surprised at this group of work this past week, they are all so different even though I am using the same basic materials.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

From Inspiration to Art

Pictures taken on a bike trip through Minneapolis is the inspiration

Rust Print
First coat of paint

Starting collage

More paint, rust printing, and collage

Not done yet.