My creative challenge for 2018 is Taking Shape: Cues from Nature where I make a 50x50cm abstract textile painting with a focus on shape. November brings jacaranda blooms and, after wind and rain, a carpet of mishapen flowers:
My preliminary sketches on my iPad were too literal. I needed to zoom in and revel in the positive and negative space.I auditioned various colour combinations but proceeded with jacaranda blue flowers on a lime background. I showed it to the Laundry King and he thought is was a spaceship. Cool – as Roberta Smith via Jerry Saltz 33 Rules for Being An Artist reminds us, artists do not own the meaning of their work.
The work is complemented by intensive straight line and zig zag stitching.
View the Taking Shape: Cues from Nature collection on my website. The next Monthly Art Project showcase is on 15 January 2018 and the project will continue until 30 June 2019. I invite you to join the creative challenge with YOUR personal monthly art project.
Join the Monthly Art Project
The Monthly Art Project Facebook Group is open to any artist in any medium with a showcase on the 15th day of each month. New participants are welcome at any time. The project will continue until 30 June 2019.
Click throuch to view the December 2018 Showcase so far: