From the studio...the second of a new series of small works on paper (yet untitled).
Collage and pastel on paper
I'm still working out a name for this new series. "Untitled" doesn't do it for me. It makes the work seem incomplete.
My mission with this series is to trigger possibilities and ideas for my work in encaustic. I aim for freedom in drawing and collage- an immediacy in mark-making, eventually incorporating automatic drawing along with intentional drawing. I resist the urge to plan these pieces. I want them to flow, to simply become.
I keep going back to the color turquoise. I'm not consciously trying to use the color. It's not part of any plan. It simply happens. This milky blue-green is such a part of my life experience and psyche.
Things are a bit hectic in the studio these days. My family and I are in the throes of packing. My husband has accepted a great new job but it's in south Texas and we must move. We are sad to leave Charleston (especially so soon after arriving) but excited about new opportunities for both of us professionally. Because we love Charleston and arrived with dreams and intentions, we will return to live here as soon as possible. In the meantime, there are other things to be accomplished first. Charleston will remain the amazing place we have grown to cherish. It will be here to welcome us when we come home.
This is my last post for March. In April, I'll return to blogging with a new studio, found "drawings" (or "paintings"?) and much more art.