I'm excited to have artwork in the "Uncommon Threads" exhibit at San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center. The opening reception is Saturday, April 30, 2016 5pm - 7pm. If you're in the area, please stop by and see this amazing group exhibit.
On my walks I tend to look in all directions (mostly down). At times I come upon interesting, fun, out of the ordinary objects. This ceramic frog is on the patch of ground on the next to the sidewalk. It was partially hidden but it did catch my eye. I do admit I had to do a double take to make sure it wasn't real. It was the only one I could find on the property.
I'm continuing to play around. What I need to remember while playing around is to take process photos. Like with "Rainbow Sherbet"series, I only took a photo of the finished artwork. Hopefully, my explanation below is clear. Please let me know if you have any questions.
This piece was made by weaving papers that were loosely cut in a wavy line using 98 lb. mix media paper. The warp paper is mustard yellow and Celadon. The weft paper is bright blue and black. I have to admit the weight of the paper made it challenging to weave paper with wavy edges. I like the look of wavy checkerboard so I will probably create more artwork in the future using lighter weight paper. Originally, this piece didn't have any stitching. Thedesign reminded me of Day 10 of my "Rolodex Project" so, I went back and stitched with embroidery thread.Adding thread makes the design more interesting.
I continue to find art while looking down when I walk. Sidewalk art.
These next photos were taken in front of a home. I can only imagine that a very talented person lives there. Too bad some of the chalk portraits were fainted. Luckily, I was able to capture one new portrait that shows more detail.
After completely my "Rolodex Project", l decided to play around a bit before starting a new project. Well, my playing around turned into a series!
I pulled out some paper that was marked usingbleeding tissue paperand painted some solid papers withacrylic paints.The size is the same as my recent collages (9" x 12") for consistency. I usedCanson XL Mixed Media paper, which is pretty heavy at 98 lbs. My intention was to make collages but I thought the contrast of the solid colored papers vs. the stained paper would work well as woven papers.
I'm honored and excited that 2 of my pieces were juried into SAQA SoCal SoNev "Stitch Dialectic" exhibit curated by Laura Bisagna. The exhibit will be shown at Poway Center for the Performing Arts for themonth of April. If you're in the area, I hope you'll stop by to see the exhibit.