Winter has it's own palette...moody blues, creams, whites...especially here in Montana. Those colors elicited these two pieces:
The End is the Beginning I & II--A Labyrinth Journey.
24"x24"x2.5 acrylic, gold leaf and glazed, they hold labyrinths impressed in venetian plaster. When we were in Hawaii in January 2018, we hiked and walked the most beautiful labyrinth setting I've ever experienced. It was that walk that inspired these two pieces. When we travel I check a website that is a registry of labyrinths around the world. It is really helpful in finding out of the way walks. This one is on public land, and about a 2 mile hike in. Mind blown!
“I can worship Nature, and that fulfills my need for miracles and beauty. Art gives a spiritual depth to existence -- I can find worlds bigger and deeper than my own in music, paintings, and books. And from my friends & family I receive the highest benediction, emotional contact, and personal affirmation. I can bow before the works of Man, from buildings to babies, and that fulfills my need for wonder. I can believe in the sanctity of Life, and that becomes the Revealed Word, to live my life as I believe it should be.....”
― Neil Peart
My husband and I escaped a cold, snowy Northern Winter with two weeks in Kauai, Hawaii this January. I nurtured relationships, art, and nature. Till we met again, Hawaii, aloha.
I have over 500 photos of the trip on my new camera, a Sony a5100. Love it! I need to download an app before I can transfer photos, though, to my phone or desktop computer. Need to get over my jetlag first! The few below were taken with my cellphone. Joe and I flew over the Napali Coast in a helicopter, snorkeled with the turtles, hiked, watched sunsets, beached it. New favorite gallery: Ola We experienced the missle alert goof there. Yikes. Unsettling.
As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!