Attributes of Form, has so far been a series of small format, 10 inch square pieces to explore architectural shapes and lines in fabric collage.

It  incorporates photos that may only hint at or may clearly define a sense of place.

I’m enjoying the process and learning as I go with this series, learning about myself, actually –  my strengths and weaknesses, tendencies and habits, but I’m also learning how to make critical and timely corrections in my work process.

I think I’m starting, after 6 of them, to get the hang of it. Even if they’re also trying to be somewhat formulaic, I’m aware of the tendency so I can catch it before I move on in that direction.  This may be the consequence of thematic limitations – that once you develop a comfortable workflow, the details such as choice of fabrics and such take on a life of their own as the previously rejected materials become fodder for the next piece in line.  In other words, the future piece begins to emerge during the work on the previous piece.   So here, within the process, working in a series and its inherent limitations emerge as a real advantage to the artist.

Although I suspect that “voice” has primarily become a product of art gallery marketing ploys, something of one’s own genuine voice may become more defined, more genuine, perhaps, while working in this method.

Beach House - Copy
Beach House

There are 2 pieces missing from this slide show because I don’t like it or need to work on one more before I call it finished, so there are 6 pieces done so far and there will undoubtedly be more. Don’t forget to check out Nina Marie today!

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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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