As the new year begins, I'm focusing on making new work for a spring show in Peoria, IL and a winter show in Galesburg, IL. I also need to make new work for a Scottsdale, AZ gallery to choose from for their winter season. I closed my graphic design business at the end of the year and will now focus full time on my art making. YAY!
My first piece of the new year is pictured below. The Rancho de Taos Church of San Francisco de Asis is over 200 years old. It was painted by Georgia O’Keeffe and photographed by Ansel Adams. They each focused on the heavy buttressed end of the building. I was taken by this view of the side of the church; I liked the contrast between the solid geometry of the building with its shadows and the organic shapes of the flowers in the side garden. I ran 8 or 10 filters in Prisma, picked several I liked (overlaying a few on the original photo to further work with the look of the filters), printed those out and cut them into quarter-inch strips. Combining three sets of strips, I created this 14"H x 11"W x 1.5"Deep piece.