Thanks to Rich Theroux for realizing his vision! Photo credit to Doug Wong.
Great fun, collaboration and creative energy was exerted in another action-packed art battle at the Gorilla House. I was pleased to meet another blogging-artist in the mix and think that Belinda creates intensely coloured and dynamically patterned works. (she also takes amazing archives and I appreciate her loan of a photograph) Welcome to the battles, girlie!
The three concepts of the evening were 1. science and progress 2. she left me for another and 3. angels. As I began to ruminate about the first topic, pattern came to mind. I think that what we have discovered as scientists and engineers has much to do about the discovery of patterns…I assembled bits of cast off pattern pieces that I inherited from my seamstress-mother and applied them to the surface of my panel.
This base informed the remainder of the piece….as I contemplated lost love, my mother, progression through life, of any sort and finally, in the literal sense, an angel. I stylized her to a great extent. I think that the part of the process I most-questioned was my colour palette. I suppose it felt ‘cotton candy’ for me. It was a tad too sweet for my liking. I am very grateful to Laurane who generously purchased this piece at auction. I also thank my mother who seemed to be informing this piece. The only text I wrote in gold metallic pen was, “Your love was enough.”