Thursday, February 25, 2016

Studio as Crucible

I start another cruciform collage today, taking to heart Jane Davies' encouragement to try a few small studies and then something larger. I'm not doing huge, but I'm working on paper four times larger than last time.

As a word that shares a root with cruciform, crucible comes to mind. Definition: a place or situation in which different elements interact to produce something new.

Well, no wonder it comes to mind.

My studio, this assignment—crucibles!

No idea where this piece will end up, when it will feel complete.

For now, different elements. Interactions. Something new, and something else, and something else.

Iterations thus far:












8 comments:

  1. More and more beautiful by the day! I love the energy, the swirls, the colors. And of course, the subject. And Air Traffic Controls- such a great tie in. Those hearts are awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. I truly don't know where this piece is going but I'm enjoying my growing comfort in not knowing and in "messing up" repeatedly. Glad you enjoyed the Air Traffic Control imagery and those sweet little hearts; it was such fun for me to bring a bit of Emmy home with me and then to share her and her art with others.

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    1. Stuart, totally awesome to hear your voice! Thanks for your enthusiasm and encouragement. You'll see I've now posted the completed painting.

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  3. LOVE this Dotty! The energy, the colors, the subject matter. So nice traveling with you :)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! Love having you as a traveling companion—I know YOU know all about the uneven travel conditions! Fun to know you are enjoying the energy, the colors, and the subject matter. Today (new post, 2/26), I discovered where this piece was going : )

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  4. Hi Dotty!
    It is really nice to see all those cruciform exercises. I am really curious to your class, it is nice to see all those developments you are making! Great also that you made a series, because indeed, possibilities are endless.

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    1. Hi Simone, thanks for your comments. This is layer after layer of one exercise; thank goodness for Jane Davies' fearless example of moving adding covering scraping lifting and layering! She gives me courage. Possibilities ARE endless—although I did choose to end this one; you can see it in my 2/26/16 post "Flying Blind." I like the downloaded class—I like the lessons themselves and I like the class because it is self-paced.

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