Saturday, December 29, 2007
Strata XII or Geodes II
(Above: Strata XII or Geodes II. Click image to enlarge.)
Yesterday Steve and I sent
Strata XI, Geodes to Denton, Texas. It was accepted into "Materials: Hard and Soft", a national juried show. It must arrive between January 2 and 7. All last week I knew I would miss it. I've really liked this piece ever since I made it.
I never liked Strata V, Autumn. So, I decided to create a new "Geode" piece. It fits right into Strata V's frame. I'm planning to significantly alter Strata V...maybe flower foot stitching in cotton and burned? Funny, I don't like the new Geodes nearly as well as the old one even though I added lots of beads and burned out the centers in order to have a void, like a real geode. It will probably grow on me, especially since I'm already making another one in blues and oranges.
The name is a bit of a problem. The first piece was part of my "Strata Series" but now a new series seems to be developing. I could change Strata XI to Geode I, but it is headed to a show with a proper catalog...too late to change the name. Is it really strange to use a title like the one I just used for this post? Any suggestions?
Posted by Susan Lenz at 12:36 PM