Art Meets Light

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Recently I took one of my VIDA scarves to visit its mother (aka the original artwork it was based on.) My three Flying Lessons artworks are part of the Art-in-Common exhibition at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona. Danielle and I had some fun with my camera and talked about the challenges of hanging and displaying art.

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Here I am using my scarf to hide holiday weight gain!

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Now I’m trying to be a moth!

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Seriously though, I enjoyed seeing my artwork for the first time displayed in the gallery windows, with the light streaming through. I had hoped that Barb and Danielle would find the right spot for them and they went beyond my expectations!

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As an artist it is always scary to try something new and realize that there will be missteps along the way (my basement is full of them.) As I experimented with laminating my fabric artworks onto acrylic panels and trying out other acrylic gels and paints, I was intrigued by this new direction. As I now reflect on these three ‘translucent’ fabric experiments, I realize that I probably am not completely done with all of them. It will be exciting to push the limits of what will happen next: additional layers; possibly light boxes behind them. Like life, they are works in progress!

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Thanks Barb and Danielle for helping me to see what you saw!

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