I am working on a commission that is making me stretch creatively and productively. I’ll use this blog to record the making of and lessons learned throughout the process and so G+T can follow the process as their art is being created.
Also, I have been requested to provide a video presentation of me creating art to be used next year at an installation. The photographs recording this process will be the basis of that presentation.
I received the ultimate validation an artist can receive when G+T saw my work at a show and ask me to make art for them. They have been infinitely patient as I worked through the process of planning these pieces and the mind clearing I had to go through to have the confidence and wherewithal to do a piece of this size.
The project is to make three felted panels based on the Currents theme and colors. Each panel will ultimately be 24” x 36”. The overall piece will be a triptych but each panel will stand on its own compositionally. Since the theme is water I asked G+T for their three favorite bodies of water. The winners are Formentera, Spain, St. Barths and Grace Bay.
While I was researching these places I really wanted to pack my bags and go to each for a little private research. My husband Patrick and I have done some sailing in the Caribbean and we have been to many islands but haven’t had the pleasure of visiting any of these.
Water is my favorite element. I enjoy most the vacations we spend around this slippery substance. The Currents series is my response to me showing favoritism. I have worked mainly in felt for this series but I did branch out to do a Fluid Currents installation using felt, shibori techniques, and ice and indigo dyeing. That installation can be seen on this website.