|Dark Companion, 2011, mixed media with encaustic, 36 x 36 inches|
This past week I completed the piece above to show in the fall at The Brush Gallery in Lowell, Mass. in POLLINATION: Beyond the Garden, curated by Gregory Wright. It will be accompanied by a work of the same size in paler and brighter colors.
|Southern Stories, 2011, mixed media with encaustic, 30 x 36 inches|
Also last week the commissioned work above was completed and purchased through Arden Gallery.
THE ART OF BRICOLAGE
And for my final item in this brief update, I have posted today the fifth entry in my new blog, Art of Bricolage. I am writing this blog especially for the students in my post-conference workshops, "Making Fine Art with Encaustic and Unconventional Mixed Media." My post today was about meaning in art.
Excerpt from the initial post:
Bricolage is a term that is beginning to be used more frequently to describe artworks made from found, recycled or ready-made materials. Such material is usually called junk, but since we are talking about fine art, I prefer to use a term which may be considered the equivalent of "collage" except that the materials are not necessarily paper and they are not necessarily attached with glue. Perhaps "assemblage" is a more familiar term for the process we will be using, but instead of just joining together elements or objects, I want to stress the manipulation of individual elements and the submersion of elements into a completed work.