Yesterday I had a chance to visit with Linda Arkelian, a dance artist who is an inspiration to all who know her. This image was taken of me drawing her dancers on printmaking sheets in her dance class, an ongoing project that has yet to be printed up properly.
Monthly Archives: May 2012
This papier mâchè tortoise stands about 6″ high was created two years ago for the Place des Arts annual Positively Petite show. What’s his story? Is he looking for others with castles on their backs; maybe a tortoise RV park in a sunny climate? Or does he need little people to inhabit his castle; rather like a Gulliver in search of Lilliputians. He’s on a quest, that I know and his pondering, wandering stance seems to bring out the storyteller in me as I wonder what his story is.
It’s been almost a year since I attended Glen East Workshop, which was held in South Hadley, MA. While there, myself and two others took a trip over to the Eric Carle Museum nearby. The three of us are big fans of his work which makes for an extra special experience when you have others to share it with. While at the museum I picked up a bit of fabric created from his end paper designs. I found the colourful spots worked well for this piece called Heart and Home. My roommate Carrie who was at the museum with me that day made a big impression on me and it was our talks on communication and home and heart that eventually evolved into this work.