For the month of December the ArtsConnect’s ArtistCircle Group will be displaying work at the Port Moody library in a show called “Eclectic”. Four of my latest figurative pieces from my ongoing “Dancer as Muse” series will be on display. The work started as watercolours created in the summer when I was invited into Linda Arkelian’s “Dance on the Drive” ballet class as part of her “Bringing Artists Together” vision. I had a second chance to draw dancers when I was invited into Dolores Kirkwood’s dance class a few weeks later to sketch some of the young dancers there.
For each piece I start out by tracing the drawing with florist wire and then building up the figure from there. I wanted to keep the work light, airy and lyrical and began thinking of the music The Four Seasons by Vivaldi but then the seasons changed into elements and I have completed earth, air, fire and water.
I am imaging that the rest of the series may well be 3 more sets of 4: the four seasons and the four directions with the 4th fourth yet to be imagined.