Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rust boro #1

Woohoo! The first completed rust piece. 
Cue music...time to do the happy dance in the studio.

Rust boro #1, 2012
20" x 40"

18 comments:

  1. Oh.......Just lovely.So many things to love about this piece, it is so beautifully balanced and full of interest, but just enough, nothing overwhelming. Down under happy dance occurring as well!

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    1. Thank you Fiona! This piece has been hanging around as is (well, sans canvas backing) since December. I'd finally decided that it was done, but was struggling with whether it had a focal point or not. My studio visitor on Wednesday said that the marks are the focal point and to just stretch it. So, I did. And I love it! It's got me looking around the studio and thinking a whole new set of "what ifs". Now...back to dancing!

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  2. how wonderful! full of history and intrigue, yet delightfully minimalist. love it!

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much. And thank you as well for including one of Wednesday's details of the rusty fabrics on your Tumblr page.

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  3. Jennifer - wow - this is really beautiful. I love your lines and the colors you've achieved.

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    1. Thank you Judy! Is it rude of me to say that I'm rather proud of this piece? It's been a long time in the making. Enjoy!

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  4. Great piece Jennifer. I wish I was still looking at your pieces in the Torpedo Factory. I miss you.

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    1. Thanks Estelle! You know, I suffered horrible TF withdrawal when we first moved...well, for the first couple of years after, in fact. I still dream of what might have been in studio 344 if I'd had longer and definitely miss everyone.

      BUT...I know that there is no way any of my rust, discharge or printmaking would have happened - or even have had the slightest chance of happening - if I was still there. And here, right now, is a much better place for me.

      We'll be in VA sometime this summer and I promise to visit...maybe even bring a rusty piece so you can see one in person. And if you're ever in the NY area, let me know. NYC is only a train ride away.

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  5. I am adding another "wow". Are you going to take some closeups? You know me and details! Would love to hear more about what your "visitor" had to say. Sounds like an exciting week

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    1. Ooh! I'm collecting "wows". Thanks! Until I'm able to get better detail shots, just scroll down the side bar until you get to Blog Index. Click on boro and you'll several posts that have detail shots along the way...including the post from Pam's in December when the first patch was sewn on.

      My visitor was the gallery director from Silvermine Arts Center. He's touring members studios to see what's happening and select pieces for Silvermine's 90th anniversary exhibition. What he had to say was like a bolt of lightening. I'll try to call soon and fill you in.

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    2. Looked at some of the earlier photos and I'm so impressed.
      Looking forward to talking with you sometime soon. So glad that we've reconnected...you've been very inspiring. Makes me want to get on with some real work.

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    3. Awww...gee. You're making me blush.

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  6. I keep coming back
    looking
    and looking again
    really lovely Jennifer...

    xox - eb.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! Come visit it anytime.

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  7. gorgeous simplicity .

    depth of glowing-ness.
    x

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  8. Such beautiful color and composition ... here's another 'wow' for your collection!

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    1. Another wow? Goodness, but this is fun!
      Thank you for the kind words...and the wow.
      Enjoy!

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