I recently came across the title of a book, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. I was intrigued by the title, but after reading the intro and first chapter, as well as a few goodreads reviews, I decided it probably wasn’t for me. It seemed a little fanciful and hippy. Also, it relied on romanticism of … Continue reading Studio Update: Making Peace With Failure
In the course of making more and more of these, I’ve been intrigued by the textures coming out of the layers of different media and the paper itself. Some of the torn piece have been layered and torn twice over. This made me start to think about the sculptural and 3D possibilities of layering the torn paper. Continue reading embroidery, netflix, and torn paper paintings
I’ve reached Day 84 of my 100 days of mixed media, also known as my “Reconstructed Self” series! Here’s how it’s going. I made one of my favorite pieces on Day 69 …. … and then I had a bit of a slump and then a plateau about three-quarters through. I’ll be honest. I think I was getting bored and it was getting hard to come up with … Continue reading 100-Day-Project: On the Downward Slope
It’s day 66 of my 100-Day-Project. I haven’t missed a day for a few weeks now and I think I’ve fallen into a kind of rhythm. I’ve heard artists talk about the benefits of building a visual language and other painterly habits. These habits make slipping into a studio process easier when you’re stumped for ideas. You just begin making the marks and hopefully by … Continue reading Day 66 Update: Birth of a Series (or a Lifelong Journey)
This might sound strange, but my work is starting to please me. Looking back, all my most profound and meaningful encounters with art in museums has been with work by the abstract expressionists (Rothko and Newman) or practitioners of offshoot movements (Joan Mitchell and Louis Morris, for example). For me, these artists’ paintings are the most memorable works, even though I feel like I somehow … Continue reading Day 40 Update: I’m Beginning to Like This!