Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Returning to the "In Box Series"


(Above: In Box LXXXII. Framed: 17 1/4" x 15 1/4". Unframed 11" x 8". Click on any image in this post to enlarge.)

I've returned to my "In Box Series" ... creating seven small pieces. They aren't all the same size though. The first three were made to fit into frames from older work ... 2004. I just couldn't stand seeing these three pieces anymore. It's not that they weren't "good"; it's just that they haven't found a home and it was high time to "shake things up a bit". Something "new" was in order. Perhaps this is a result from cleaning my studio for last week's Vista Lights Holiday art crawl.


(Above: In Box LXXXIV. Framed: 17 1/4" x 15 1/4". Unframed 11" x 8".)

Vista Lights went very well. I saw lots of nice people and even sold two from the "Dearly Departed Series". Yet, I really think it is the cleaning that makes the most difference to me. In the process, I found a piece I started in 2004 ... but never finished. This is highly unlike me. I generally finish things. I didn't even know I had a UFO (Unfinished Object). Now, however, I remember thinking, "I hate this piece! Why did I ever start this?"


(Above: In Box LXXXIII. Framed: 17 1/4" x 15 1/4". Unframed 11" x 8".)

Well, I was tired of looking at three older pieces from 2004 but I'm no longer displeased with the unfinished one from that same year. I'll be working on it during our trip to Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving. Photos coming as soon as it's done!


(Above: In Box LXXXVI. Framed: 19 1/2" x 15 1/2". Unframed 13 1/2" x 10".)


(Above: In Box LXXXV. Framed: 19 1/2" x 15 1/2". Unframed 13 1/2" x 10".)


(Above: In Box LXXXVIII. Framed: 19 1/2" x 15 1/2". Unframed 13 1/2" x 10".)


(Above: In Box LXXXVII. Framed: 19 1/2" x 15 1/2". Unframed 13 1/2" x 10".)

3 comments:

Roberta said...

You are so prolific. These are really lovely.

lindacreates said...

Always a favorite of mine. You are truly amazing!

Gabriela said...

These are my favorite also! Love to see you doing them again!