For most of this week I’ve been framing most of this summer’s work so I can finally begin to post the series I’ve been working on.  I put together some stretcher strips, glued a piece of foam core board on top of it, then topped it off with the finished art quilt and stapled it to the back.  Last, I added either eye hooks or D-rings and attached picture wire to it. I set out to do a series about my natural environment.  Then I went a bit off-track and tried to narrow the scope of my project to “the yin of it” but that was a dismal failure.  First off, I confused myself.  Then, thankfully, I confused my Crit group.  Then I knew enough to give up the “yin thing,” and get back on track with my original idea, which I’ve named the “Au Naturale” Series.  I’ve already posted the first one here. Here’s the next in the series, “Water Under The Bridge.”  My footbridge photos are from a cemetery in Salem, MA. and the grasses are from the Ipswich River Sanctuary in North Reading, MA.  The sunprint is one of my first from earlier this summer. I embellished with beads and hand embroidery.

From the Series, "Au Naturale"
“Water Under The Bridge” from the Series, “Au Naturale.”

Thanks for checking it out!

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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