A rare sunny day at Seward Park
I feel like I'm hibernating. I haven't been out much and I've been hunkered down in my studio making a lot of artwork. I'm also changing up my art process. I used to work with multiple layers of colored paper sort of like a screen printing process. But now I'm cutting individual pieces of paper and placing them by hand. It's more labor intensive that way but it saves a lot of paper. It's actually not hard to do if I'm just making one of each design.
I was really inspired by my trip to Arizona last fall and I have all these photos of cacti and mesquite trees that I'm converting into sketches and then art. I like the geometric aspects of my art but I also want to include my love of nature in these pieces. The end result is turning into structured art that has some idiosyncrasies of nature built into it.
A work in progress based on leaf morphology.
Another work in progress inspired by cattails and manna grass.
More work in progress inspired by mesquite trees.
- Gráinne Nagle's collages are so fun and colorful. I especially like the corrugated pieces that add texture to her work.
- Jason Gubbiotti started using unconventional materials while he was in lockdown. The end result is some very original and whimsical art.
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