This is the first of a series of 'Galactic Doodles'
[large scaled, cognitive space drawings...
organically shaped, candy-colored, gestural
forms inspired by amoebae, ice-cream, outer space, and whatever else happens to be floating around within my subconciousness at any given moment]
Galactic Doodle No. 1
...this was a commissioned piece for an amazing little courtyard hidden
within the heart of downtown Florence.
With an ancient brick wall as my canvas, I wanted to create a juxtaposition of color and form to express a whimsical 'space-drawing'
that would reference the mid-century theme of the garden, without blanketing the rough, linear beauty of the wall...
so, i decided to step out of my comfort zone and work with bold electric color and a smooth organic surface. This was the result...
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...