Monday, June 09, 2014

Variation on a theme

(Above: Window CIX. Inventory # 3170.  Framed: 17 1/4" x 15 1/4". $265 plus tax and shipping.  Click on this image or any other to enlarge.)

Last week created Lancet Window XLIII.  It is a long, skinny piece in which I duplicated one, basic pattern four times.  After I cut the first layer of polyester velvet shapes, I had to make decisions ... how I wanted the quatrains to be divided ... how I wanted to divide up the available space.  There were dozens of options.  I finally made a selection ... but later I was determined to play with some of the other ideas I had.  Therefore, I made four "Window" series pieces using the same basic pattern ... but filled in the shapes differently.  Fortunately, I like them all!  This is a variation on the same theme! 

(Above: Window CVI. Inventory # 3167. Framed: 17 1/4" x 15 1/4". $265 plus tax and shipping.)

Each of the four pieces started out with the same shapes but was finished differently.  This exercise also gave me a chance to explore new color options.  I really enjoyed the process. 

(Above: Window CVII. Inventory # 3168. 17 1/4" x 15 1/4". $265 plus tax and shipping.)

I worked on these until Sunday.  Then, I started gathering supplies, materials, hand-out papers, and images on a flash drive.  Why?  Well, I'm teaching for the Dorchester County Talented and Gifted High School Summer Arts Program.  I'm teaching Monday through Thursday both this week and next.  There are 33 students divided into two groups.

(Above: Window CVIII. Inventory # 3169.  17 1/4" x 15 1/4". $265 plus tax and shipping.)

Today was the introductory session, a chance to show images of my own work and talk about the heat activated processes that will start tomorrow at 8 AM.  I'm excited and promise photos soon.  There's even a reception and a mini "art show" next Thursday.  What fun!

(Above: In Box CLIX.  Inventory # 3166. 21 3/4" x 17 3/4". $325 plus tax and shipping.)

This is yet another piece finished during the weekend.  It is always a great way to handle the scraps of polyester stretch velvet that are strewn across my studio after making several "Windows". 


Sandy said...

I love the look of the last one.

jeanne hewell-chambers said...

I love this series. Isn't it amazing how much space there is for exploration and creativity when working in a series?