Field Study in Mud

Sometimes I have a novel idea for my artwork. Then, I have to figure out how to execute it. Inspired by the mud cracks on the playa during my artist residency last autumn, I decided to try something new. Would it work? I never know until I try.

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Field Study Series

Work continues on my Field Study series. In a previous post, I shared Field Study (O1P1) with you. It is the first piece in this series inspired by my artist residency at Playa in Oregon. Having taken lots of photos during my residency, there is still plenty of stimulus to continue to make more work based on that experience. Field Study (O2P2) continues building on that.

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Metamorphosis

I don’t like to apply to exhibitions that have themes, unless I already have artwork that fits that theme. I know some artists that make pieces specifically for these exhibitions and they enjoy doing that. I have found that I struggle when someone else is deciding the parameters for me. I would much rather create what I want and set my own parameters.

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SAQA Layered Voices – Part 2

In my last post, I shared some artworks from the Studio Art Quilt Associates’ Layered Voices exhibition that were more neutral in color. Today, I will share some of the pieces that contain more color.

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SAQA Layered Voices – Part 1

When I signed up to go to the Studio Art Quilt Associates conference in Lincoln, NE, I was hoping that maybe I would get to see my own artwork there.

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Calder Influence

Bright colorful objects dance and spin through the air as a breeze sneaks in through the open window A mobile hanging from the ceiling.

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New Work

At the beginning of the new year, I decided to move in a different direction with my artwork. I took a break from the Leaf Stack series and started on a new piece.

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Arbitrary Color

As the sun set and darkness descended, the misty fog shrouded the street lamps and created an air of mystery. We entered the building, I, with a bit of nervous anticipation. Once inside, the huge space enveloped us. I was given my name tag, with the title “Artist” on it. This title makes me happy.

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A Year in Review

Happy New Year! It’s the start of another year. A time for new beginnings, perhaps, new adventures, new explorations, new work. It is also a good time to review the previous year and plan for this next one.

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Deadline Hit and Miss

The clock is ticking. The stress is building. Piles are mounting up in my studio as I work trying to meet a deadline. Questions are running through my head:

“What was I thinking? Why did you wait so long to start? Will it get done? Why did I go so big? What’s the point?”

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