First up on the news front, I want you all to know that sculptor, and fellow artist Ashby Carlisle and I are collaborating on a show of new work to be hung at the Avon Library next June. We discovered earlier this year that our work really resonates when viewed side by side. We are really excited to be presenting our work in this context.
I will keep you posted on dates for our opening reception. Meanwhile if you get a chance, you can check out her website www.ashbycarlisle.com
I also finished another of my precarious landscapes. This one is about the fog of the future, and how reassuring it is to have a bit of blue sky showing on the horizon.
I really like this piece and find that the solidity of the houses … even though they are built on stilts … illustrates how fog, as eerie and unnerving as it can be, still creates a sense of calm and serenity, because one can not look too far ahead.
And, finally this week I admitted that I am not willing to close up my studio to accommodate a Christmas tree and the whole decorating and entertaining schtick … I really can’t afford to loose a month of studio time.
So, instead of my traditional big tree with lights, ornaments, and all the trimmings, I spent the last two days painting myself a christmas tree to get into the festive spirit.
It was fun to let loose with such a random subject. And I have to say that I am enjoying the pseudo tree.
And although I do miss the piney smell and the lights, I don’t miss the mess an palaver that a real tree involves.