Current Show – Project Art for Nature

Last week I dropped off two new pieces of work at the new Project Art for Nature show at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI. It is a beautiful show that includes a wide range of artistic media as well as approaches to the natural sites observed by each participating artist.

Places Between, Species Within: Project Art for Nature’s fourth cycle unfurls with a show of new works, by both new and renewing artists, at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin. Exhibit Dates:  19 Aug – 25 Sep 2011; Opening Reception, 26 Aug, 6:30-8:30 pm. Round Table Discussion with Exhibiting Artists, 25 Sep 2011, 2:00-4:00 pm.  Check the Phipps website for gallery hours, www.ThePhipps.org. For more information about Project Art for Nature and participating artists, please visit www.projectartfornature.org.

This is one of the two pieces I have in the show, and one of four pieces I made using the new stencils described in this post.

Please join us for the opening reception, this coming Friday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.!

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Art Opening Friday April 3rd

I’m participating in a show of work by members of the WARM (Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota) Exhibition Committee. The show opens this Friday evening at the Minnesota Women’s Building, 550 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55103. Click each thumbnail below for detailed information. Hope to see you there!

Creating a spiral

Beginning this project, I wanted to use some of the many small dyed and printed pieces, which I had also used in the 3 two-layered pieces (Symmetry, Remembered Contours, Matrix/Mourning Doves).

Working with the the golden spiral I hand-pieced two rectangles to approximate the geometry of this fascinating form. Fabric is so forgiving of the imprecise!

Growth through self-accumulation
Growth through self-accumulation

and another….

Finding the eye
Finding the eye

I created a stencil tracing the line of the spiral with a series of dots getting smaller and smaller (using my Japanese punch), and then both discharged and rice paste resisted the pattern; with a wash of turquoise dye paint in between. The mis-registration of the stencil created little mini-lunar eclipses and double-dots.