I’m thinking about inspiration and how creativity happens in our intersections (conscious and unconscious) with the “natural world.” There are few things more direct in their ability to shift us out of our normal way of interacting with ourselves, others and the “mother of all mothers,” than when faced with a dramatic change in the weather and landscape. The chemistry of snow, the meteorological fact of snow, pales in comparison to the subtlety, the sublimity of it – the way it can calm and quiet us, and also the way it energizes us and draws us outside to move about in it. Snow is one of those events that invites us, if we are so inclined, to move beyond “looking” and see, feel the deeper significance of a thing. How we actually do that is unique to each of us, yet we also share a cellular memory of that significance and are all supported by it as trees in a forest support each other at the roots (to paraphrase Rumi). When we access the creative process or the result of that process, we are accessing that shared support. Nature. Sun comes up. Snow retreats. Icicles shed their mass. Birds, squirrels, worms and humans all go about their daily activities. Nature is us.
Receptive #4 heads to the #Hambidge auction next week.
Final day of the natural dye print workshop (this past Sunday) - a resounding success! Thank you to all who participated! I’m also grateful for the space and facilities at the SEFAA Center. 🎉More images in stories.
Scenes from Day 1 of the Printing w/Natural Dyes workshop at the SEFAA Center.
Contemplating. Studio vignette.
Meanwhile…3-d work in progress.
Some examples of print/paint process with #naturaldyes. I’m teaching a 2-day IRL workshop in mid-September - more info from me soon or visit @sefiberarts / fiberartsalliance.org for their workshop listings. Space is limited.
Strange year for me, much of it spent outside of the studio - but that’s about to change….I began cutting and assembling these pieces earlier this year, a continuation of the stitched module series I started during “lock-down” last year. Now I’m preparing these for framing.
@swancoachhousegallery Summer Invitational continues through August 12th.