Saturday, June 7, 2008

Playing with Paper

From my website you will notice that I've been having fun playing with various papers and mixed media. I started doing this last year when I was in St. Louis, and away from most of my horse stuff. I couldn't not do art! I'm still experimenting largely with what I'm doing here... I don't even know quite what to call it... collage? Assemblage? (I vaguely recall that as an art term from college!) But whatever it is, it is a nice creative break from my purely ceramic stuff, and it is helping to keep me energized, to some degree. Lately I've been doing works that help to explore my more spiritual leanings- the piece above is an example of that. Squeezed it in last week in the evenings after my regular work day, it depicts St. Thomas More & his daughter. I did it as an auction donation to a church I used to belong to when I was living in the San Diego area. I felt drawn to show the beauty a father-daughter relationship can have... I guess because I am blessed to have a wonderful relationship with my dad. A larger image can be seen here. And I still have more canvas boards calling to me (yay Art Store!), and more ideas to explore, so I don't think this is going to stop any time soon. I'm feeling a bit avian for my next one, so I think the next one is going to have to feature a bird... perhaps a zebra finch...?


Heather said...

What a lovely piece of Art! The small picture doesn't show the beautiful detail seen on the large picture. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, it does capture that something that is between a father and his daughter.
Yucaipa, Cali

Adalee said...

Thanks Heather!
I set it off a few days ago to my old parish to use in their auction fundraiser. I hope the people there like it too!

Addi :)