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Saturday, December 4, 2010
Six Women Exhibition
We had a great turnout at our opening last night for my Women's Art Workshop gallery exhibit with 325 people in attendance. The gallery director did a wonderful job of displaying our work, despite running out of pedestals since there was so much 3D work from the three potters! It was fun to share the evening with this group of special women.
Ever since a trip to western Montana in May, 2009, my artwork has had photography as its base. At first, I made several digitally altered variations of my photos (giving the images a painterly, sketchy or scratched look) and tore or cut the prints into rectangles to layer up imagery. Then one day I had the idea of running my prints through a paper shredder and building up the scene in those narrow strips of paper. I now cut the strips by hand, allowing me to vary the width and to keep the imagery organized. Sometimes I add in pieces of handmade papers, topographical maps, or fragments from old ledger books to further abstract the scene. I’m moving from a photographic documentation of a place at a particular time, to an impression of a place that is timeless ... more of a memory or a feeling of the space.
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