Thursday, July 21, 2016
Collage, the way I do it, is deliberate. I think about each piece before applying it to the artwork, weighing color, placement, size carefully. I’ll often look at a piece for several days before gluing anything down.
It’s a very different process than painting, which for me is energetic and spontaneous.
For this piece, however, I tried to be more free. I glued papers down without agonizing over the placement. After a while, I went over the whole piece with that rusty orange brown to unify the composition. Then I added more papers on top.
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Sunday, July 17, 2016
So is it an exact place? No, it’s meant to just suggest seashore, dunes, beach grasses, rocks. I was going for a sunny, breezy feel that could be anywhere along a coastline.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
A tree, along a rocky path, stands along save for bits of scrubby grasses. Buttons and yarn mark the path along with strewn flower petals.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Inspired by the idea that we need to be grounded in our past helps us grow toward our future, I made “Roots and Roads #2” from old book pages, maps, and printed images. No thread or yarn in this one; it didn’t need it.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Throughout town, you will see living statues and masterpieces come to life. Don a costume to become the Mona Lisa or take your photo at the fashion photo booth. Artists will be doing quick sketches, showing off wearable art, and setting up super cool lighting.
At my studio at Uncommon Art (178 1/2 N. Main Street), we’ll turn you into Whistler’s Mother while you pose for a photo. You’ll also be able to brush up your drawing skills by sketching The Girl With A Pearl Earring.
Elsewhere, there will be lots of opportunities to become the art and have your photo taken.
Feel free to come as you are, or come dressed as your favorite artist or artwork.
To top off the fun, stop by the Oddmall Backyard Bash at Hudson Park Center, 5245 Darrow Road.
For more information visit the website at www.hudsonarthop.com or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/hudsonarthop/