Steve suggested we create a collaborative piece for our TWO AMIGOS art show. I gladly complied...such a way to stretch your comfort zone in art creation, and share medium techniques. I've been exploring thread lately, so it became the theme for me. Some of my favorite words wind their way around the vessel in thread styled letters. Steve did all the building and firing of the piece. And thank you Linda, for the beautiful proverb that connects us. The rock of the bottle stopper was foraged from the banks of the Yellowstone River, and fabric was repurposed drapes of vintage bark cloth and Japanese kimono fabric.
Creative energy runs as strong as a river runs.
Converge the rivers and you have a collaborative piece.
Steve’s columnar vessel and
Karen’s thread design
expresses the artist energy
of their mediums-clay and paint.
The hand-stitched stone was
foraged from the Yellowstone River.
‘…So I’m going down to Florence to learn to love the thread.
A feather’s not a bird. The rain is not the sea. A stone is not a mountain.
But a river runs through me.’
-Roseanne Cash, A River and the Thread
As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!