This was one of my first collages that hooked me on the medium. I did it while I participated in the month long Thing-A-Day project back in 2007.
… who does my hubby rub elbows with? The environmental artists’ Christo & Jeanne-Claude. It must be the redhair that attracts him. Their next project “Over The River” will suspend horizontally a total of 5.9 miles high above the Arkansas River along a 40-mile stretch between Salida and Canon City in Southwest Colorado. It will be on display for two weeks as soon as the summer of 2012. I’m looking forward to seeing this one in person.
I have to admit I’m becoming a bit obsessed with carrying a sketchbook with me. I’m noticing this cycle of using ideas from my sketchbook and morphing them into something new. It’s been useful in giving me a starting point for other experimenting.
As a painter, I’ve found the work of John Singer Sargent of influence to me. More than once I’ve I’ve caught myself staring at one of his paintings & finding something very familiar. This oil painting of his Pavement, Cairo 1891 caught my attention as I was flipping thru my desktop calendar. His color palette brought me back to my still life, oil on paper, that I produced under the influence of Ron Weaver- UW-Oshkosh. He highly encouraged us to study the styles of the great masters.