Spring has finally sprung!May 7, 2013 - Author: Patricia
Finally we have spring in Michigan! I never thought it would get here, winter had dug in it’s heels and did not seem to want to move on. I did enjoy winter when it was here and especially enjoyed my photography adventures in the snow, yet the seasons are what I love about where I live and it was definitely time for spring.
Since my last post I switched creative gears and began sculpting different pieces. I had an urge to do something totally different from my previous work so I went for it. I was also on a deadline to deliver pieces to Midtown Gallery and Metropolis for their “Humans” show in May. There is nothing like an artistic deadline to kick the creative juices in high gear!
I created these vase like sculptures from slabs of clay, adding and subtracting clay to form the bodies. I wasn’t sure if I was going to leave them in their natural state after they were fired or paint them. It wasn’t until I decided to buy my first airbrush (at the last minute) and started playing around with it that I knew I would paint them. It was so much fun and easy to use! I am very happy with the results and the pieces are displayed in the front window of Metropolis for the month!
Another artist at the gallery reception commented to me that the pieces evoked the feeling of spring with their vibrant colors and the way they “opened and blossomed” at the top. I was surprised to hear her interpretation as it wasn’t my intention that they relate to spring but I do believe that sometimes our subconscious thoughts come through in our art and we don’t realize what we had been thinking about until the pieces are done and someone relates their interpretation of the work. I love how that happens and I love how everyone has different opinions on my art, good or bad. I’m open to any thoughts and debates when it comes to my art.
I hope that spring has arrived where you live! Don’t forget to take a moment to stop and take it all in, see what’s newly growing in your yard or local park, even those yellow dandelions are beautiful.
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