"But what are you going to DO with that?"
It's a fairly frequent question from some who are curious about the destination or end product.
And I'm a process explorer.
It usually comes up when
I "show-n-tell" my process results.
I treat that as a query to understand rather than a judgment.
(or perhaps a nudge that I'm "showing" but not "telling" enough)
Recently, several somethings have clicked together to result in my trees:
- a desire to create on a more daily basis
- a need for completion
- a growing pile of fabric surface design explorations
- a fascination with 3D constructions
- a love of minimal form
And I cannot disregard these inputs from my voracious reading/viewing about art and artists:
- This PBS film on Origami Between the folds
- especially Paul Jackson's concept of exploring one crease
- Jane Dunnewold's blog existential neighborhood with her discussions of limits
- (and I've just noticed I've lost my sidebar of blogs I read - hmmm, put that on my to do list!)
Trees have figured in my work for awhile - from mixed media collage work to textile play.
(Curious? search my flickr photos with the word "tree".)
And the pink Christmas tree in the photo collage center?
Heh heh - a kick to myself to loosen up and not get too serious!!