Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
The end is in sight........
Hope you can see 2 stadiums...one in the green/orange section and one in the maroon/yellow section. (The Seminole stadium and the Rattler stadium)
This piece is about 2 campuses -- one one the north side of the tracks and the other on the south side of the tracks.
Tracks are not in yet -- it goes across the curved line in the middle. In addition I am in the process of adding the street grid.
I'll also be adding vignettes to help convey the story.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Anyone recognize how I was influenced by FAMU and FSU colors?
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I am trying out re-visit some of the techniques I've used in earlier work. This is a flip and sew method....I think I want to create a more patchwork like surface.....at least for now.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
the cultural, economic and historical divisions in my city.
It's there, but we take it for granted.......but to me this demarcation draws the line between:
Haves vs. Have nots
North vs. South
Majority vs. Minority
White vs. Black
Towns vs. Gowns
“Right Side” vs. “Wrong Side”
Powerful vs. Powerless
Growth vs. Atrophy
Here is a quick sketch I did for this new piece. The dark curvy line is the railroad track. I'll post more as I go along.....
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I had such a good time with the ladies. In addition, I got to do the touristy things, like see the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, ride the cable cars, etc....... Everyone was so helpful and friendly.
During the course of the 2 day workshop, I introduced my students to techniques on making 2 kinds of fabric maps. One was of an imagined place. The other was of a real place -- the Japanese Tea Garden. Here are a few images.
This was the Japanese Tea Garden -- I made this as a sample for the class.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Each rod was a little longer than each panel. Each end rod was finished off with a cap nut. The connection devise to attach the end rods to the middle rod consisted of a 1" long coupling nut. Everything was spray painted black. Because of the length of the assembled rod and the weight of the triptych 4 support points are necessary when hanging the quilt from the wall.
All the parts were purchased at Home Depot.
After the rod was complete we tested our little designed by hanging the quilt from it over a few days.
Here are a few pics of the rods -- before painting.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Please click on the image on this link and it will lead to a larger image of the quilt.........
Hope you enjoy it!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
I've been invited to participate in a unique experience! Organized by Terry Jarrard-Dimond. several fiber artists will create a work of art that will focus on a key part of all design -- composition.
This project is of special interest to me because it relates to some of the subject matter that I teach my beginning architecture design students. They are asked to consider the following when thinking about composition:
Elements of Design: The basic components used to create works of architecture or art. They include:
Line, Shape, Form, Color, Space, Texture, Value
Principles of Design: The qualities intrinsic to the choice and arrangement of elements of architecture or art. They are used to varying degrees to control and order the elements of design. They include: A good source on the internet for basic fundamentals of design and art is: www.artlex.com I am really looking forward to learning more about composition from the other artists!
Balance, Movement, Rhythm, Contrast, Emphasis, Pattern, Unity
Principles of Design: The qualities intrinsic to the choice and arrangement of elements of architecture or art. They are used to varying degrees to control and order the elements of design. They include:
A good source on the internet for basic fundamentals of design and art is: www.artlex.com
I am really looking forward to learning more about composition from the other artists!
This is our starting point:
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I'm still working away (despite being under the weather).......a labor of love -- A right brain, left brain challenge.
A few glimpses follow:
Friday, July 17, 2009
So -- in the meantime, if you live in the Tallahassee Area hope you can see my work along with that of 2 other architects. Visit the Humidity Gallery blog for additional information.
Here is an excerpt from the gallery's newsletter.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
..." God is in the details".....
A great quote by the famous architect Mies van der Rohe. (click here for sample detail by this architect). Attention to the small things are oftentimes the key to solid design.
Today I focused on some of the details in Panel #1. It may be hard to see but I added the cottage, the summer house, a few building next to Seneca Lake (toward the top). Some of colors reference back to the center panel. The angular characteristics of all the shapes and lines were also established by the need to tie all the panels together.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
This week-end I made some progress on the 3rd panel. Challenge is how to deal with a change in scale. This is a larger scale depiction of the area next to the curving stair leading to the "upper lawn" (You can see this area in the previous images)
Friday, June 12, 2009
You may not be able to see this in this photo but I chose to:
- Use a darker shade of green.
- Arrange theses elements in a more organized fashion.
My goal is to use some of the basic ways creating balance: color, pattern, position.
Also you may notice that I have begun to work on panel #3...........
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
I've noticed that I will need to address the issue of balance on this center panel. Right now the composition is heavily weighted on the right side. I also need to keep in mind that this will be a triptych, so maybe I'll wait to consider the balance issue when I have the other 2 panels underway.