This will be at Kennedy-Douglas Art Center this month…Inspired by the book The Night Circus [Erin Morgenstern], it combines 2D and 3D by using both charcoal and wire to create a drawing. I sketched the 'shadow drawing' by projecting light through my wire piece onto the canvas, just like the old silhouette portraits.
This summer, I was asked to do a 5.5' mosaic for a historical beautification project in Tuscumbia, Alabama. It was something I'd always been interested in; but had never attempted. So, of course I said that I'd love to do it- then started reading up on anything that I could find on the subject.
Normally, my style is about 180* from traditional.
Alas, this was to reside at the center intersection of one of the most charming old southern towns that I know...so, I tried to tone down my funky as much as possible. The requirements for the project were (1)the size, and that (2) it should be a mosaic (3) depicting some of Tuscumbia's historical landmarks- preferably a train.
Now that I have finally gotten my feet wet, I can't wait to experiment with mixed-media and abstract styles. I have a huge board out on the porch, just waiting for me to decide between mid-century abstract or a bob marley lyric...