The Art of Imperfection

What is commonly called ugliness in nature can in art become full of beauty. –August Rodin It was the father of a young boy at a Rodin show at the National Gallery and my grandmother, the consummate gardener who taught me the truth of Rodin’s statement. I was visiting the Rodin show at the National Gallery several years ago, following along behind a man and … Continue reading The Art of Imperfection

A Body for My Body of Work

Since my last post regarding the need for a body of work, I’ve had a conversation with an artist/instructor who gave me some much-needed feedback on what I’ve done so far.  He also introduced me to new materials and techniques. Before we finished the conversation he let me see pieces of an exercise for one of his classes, not unlike the exercises I remember from … Continue reading A Body for My Body of Work

Now That I Found It, Where Do I Put It?

  Working as I do in mixed-media collage, I’m an avid ripper and clipper and scanner – old magazines and books, old photos, images I love and want to use more than once, things I pick up on my walks – most recently a beautifully dried and partially shredded shiny brown palm frond.  I am a keeper of the scraps. Like others of my ilk, … Continue reading Now That I Found It, Where Do I Put It?