Monday, December 2, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
|The Opening was a success, Last Thursday was on Halloween this year, so many people came in costumes See more HERE on PAC member Dayna Collins' Blog. (Artist Amy Stoner did this piece "Milagros") encaustic , metal on wood|
|Can you spot some PAC members here?|
|L-R Tory Brokenshire , Dayna Collins, Stephanie Brockway , Amy Collins and Dan|
|This is just one of the stunning pieces of art to see, b!y the 34 artists|
Artist Becky Busi response to DOTD was "Techno Morphs" Part animal part technology and environmental statement.
|PAC member, Darlene Veltman's husband Steve did a diorama " "Recuerdos De Pedro"for a deceased Mexican race car driver, it needs to be seen in person!|
|Eli Mazet from Eugene did a Skull with a Vortex, he teaches glass blowing|
Alison O'Donoghue's is really 5 paintings in one the details are amazing
|Carolyn Garcia's Diorama combines wood, pen and ink, paint, tin. Such amazing detail!|
Portland Artist Janet Julian did many whimsical pieces, a painted Poppy anyone, there are several in the window to choose from
|The back has the box that contained "mothers hair"|
|PAC member Dayna Collins did 5 stunning pieces This piece Mother has a secret|
|Hurry in, the art has so much heart and soul|
|One of Jason Berlin's pieces "Chums", Oil on Panel|
|The center piece is PAC artist Stephanie Brockway's piece "Dead Bee Girl" solid wood 17" high|
|Hurry In the last full day to see it is Nov. 23!!!|
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
I was lucky this year to get into the workshop of my dreams--the Dorothy Caldwell Mark Making workshop at Nancy Crow's art barn in Ohio.
It was worth the price of admission just to worship at the shrine of Dorothy's work. I spent lots of time returning to this gorgeous wall, trying to absorb it all.
Along with her own work, Dorothy set up displays of world textiles and mark making. She shares a wealth of information about the processes and stories behind these pieces.
This beautiful red and black piece was a gift from Dorothy's Australian students.
Besides just gazing in awe, we did work, and lots of it. We stitched, drew, pierced, painted, waxed, discharged, burnt and in general made marks in every way we could. This is a collection of the class's randomly stitched pieces.
We went from working minutely to working outside on large scale paintings. Mine is on the left.
I really want to show all the beautiful work that was produced in class. It was amazing how much variety came out even when all we did was make a single mark on the page. We did, however, agree not to post each other's finished work. Here is a glimpse of some of the gorgeous piles of materials around the room.
My table as I start to assemble my main book.
Our main project was putting together a book of samples of all the techniques we covered in the week. The assembly of the book was especially challenging as we tried to get the pages to flow from one to the other and read cohesively. Here are some of my pages.
I loved that I was working without a plan, but after working on about 4 pages, I found that there was a theme of flight and eggs developing. My mind has been on empty nest syndrome a lot lately as my boys get closer to leaving home. It's funny what shows up even when we're not conscious of it. I went with it and made my cover with that in mind.
Working with Dorothy was a fabulous experience. She has a beautiful, quiet way about her and an almost childlike wonder about every mark she sees. I have always found her work deeply soulful, and after hearing about her process and her connection to the land, I understand where that comes from. A generous and amazingly talented woman who will inspire me for years!