I just finished up a new triptych of work for the "Awakenings" show at Patti Burton's Rabid Rabits Galeria in Longmont. I have been swirling the idea of combining collage with the watercolors that I've been experimenting with since my return from PLAY in January. The vintage postcards I've had in my stash began to call to me and as I edited my recent collection of collage materials, these ancient images and landscapes began to emerge.
I just found out from my friend Gaela that according to Chinese astrology we are in the Water Snake month of the Metal Rabbit Year. Hmmm….maybe I was channeling some of this energy. It's a mystery. I've also been reading a book about the Anasazi migrations and archeology in the Southwest. An ancient people with a very sophisticated spiritual community spanning centuries and great distances – they were also great artists and storytellers.
I find it difficult to say where my inspiration and imagery comes from. I begin working with my materials and I see what emerges. What whispers to me. I am lost in the process and it's only when I step back and reflect that I can see what's come through.
I framed them simply in shadow boxes to hang in the gallery.
Patti has pulled together 44 artists with new work for this spring show.
It's a beautiful collection of many mediums…
…Stephanie's new pieces grace this doorway…
…and this little nook inspires with it's soft palette.
My work hangs above a doorway…the color popping off the wall…but a little hard to see up so high.
Thanks Patti, for always encouraging and for "Awakening" all these artists to come together this spring.