Thursday, May 07, 2009

more on Thursday's wall

Today was a studio day, through sun, terrible thunderstorms and sun again - just in time for me to leave for home, thank goodness. Being away from the studio for a couple of days stalled my momentum (which didn't need a lot of help in that department) and I was throwing stuff at the wall. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that I am working on a tree series in every permutation. I figure that some of it will go toward what Sandy Donnabed calls the crap quota. I had put some discharged fabrics up on the wall and my friend and studio mom, Mona, who poked her head in for a minute, absolutely flipped. Please understand that she does not work with textiles and discharge was totally new to her -- and she thought these pieces comprised a body of work worthy of an exhibit. that's what happens when an artist coming from a different discipline looks with fresh eyes at our work. Here are just a couple of the pieces I had on the wall. I have a long way to go before I decide about these pieces. In the meantime, early to bed (well, comparatively - it is closer to 11:pm than to 2:am. My housekeeper comes tomorrow and I need to be up and about before she gets here so I can neaten up. Know what I mean?

9 comments:

Running With Scissors Studio said...

Love the first image - beautiful colors!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Every one else had their housekeepers come today!
Quite a discussion on FB.
K

Eva said...

Tremendous X-rays... oups. Sorry. Great prints! Love them.

Judy said...

Great pieces Rayna....I especially love the first two, but the last one puts me back to my nursing days (blech!). LOL

xo

Connie Rose said...

They're wonderful, Rayna!

Gail P said...

Are trees in the "air?" I just started working with tree shapes. Love what you're doing and I have to try discharge!! (don't you hate to tidy up for the housekeeper? I'd never find anything if I didn't.)

Diane Wright said...

I REALLY like this work of yours! Inspiring. Thanks. Diane

Helen Conway said...

Is it just me or is there an african mask between femur bones on the second piece?

Anonymous said...

I see what Helen C sees - a face or mask and leg bones. The face appears demonic to me. . . they are really cool fabrics. Suzanne G in NC

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