Monday, April 9, 2018

A Little Bit of a Hard Place

Once I'd set up what felt like a basic working structural composition for my Nova Scotia rocks, my sense of operating from a space between a rock and a little bit of a hard place dissipated and I just leapt from rock to rock intuitively to complete this piece.

newest patch in grid-format work-in-progress
newest patch, in the bigger picture;
working title: Core Values
newest patch, rotated;
undecided about my preference for orientation

10 comments:

  1. WOW WOW WOW! This is really gorgeous, and once more I am dreaming of it BIG! This is a natural fit for you!

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    1. Jen, very appreciative of your WOW WOW WOW in combo with your this-is-a-natural-fit-for-you. I am and have long been pulled to rock in the natural world and I have also been pulled more than once to its lines and contours in my painting life. I am grateful for your encouragement to go BIG. Feel free to nudge me again if you don't see evidence of my bringing action to intention.

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  2. I really like the idea of all those small tiles. You already mentioned the resemblance with sewing blankets of little tiles. I always LOVE to see those handmade blankets, and I love your 'blanket' of little canvases too. It has the same charm. The sum of the parts is more than the different parts by themselves.

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    1. I have to say again that this blanket of little tiles isn't the 'endpoint' I had in mind but the tiles have played out so differently from what I thought I would be painting, and I love the quilt that has resulted instead. Now that many tiles have been created, I am paying (a little) more attention to overall composition and I am really looking forward to hanging the quilt on an empty wall in my home once I complete it.

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  3. This is a fantastic combination of color and infinite rock veins! Looks like a million layers!

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    1. Thank you, Carol! So happy to hear that this looks like infinite veins and a million layers to you—yes, yes, yes!

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  4. I want to wear this somehow! How completely gorgeous!

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    1. Carolyn, thanks for bringing textiles back to mind! This'd make such a fun scarf or dress. Or maybe even quilt patches, with my current rectangle squared off and patches randomly rotated and butted against each other. Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback!

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  5. This is so wonderful. Why is it, why is there a familiar feeling to this. Why do I like it so much? Why do I want to see it on a LARGE... throw, or rug, or wall? I keep going back to look again.
    :) xoxoxox

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    1. Sheila, thanks for your lovely questions-as-comments. I'm so delighted to have captured visual language that is calling you back again and again : )

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