We visited a great antique art shop in Gloucester MA last week. A. P. H. Waller Antiques & Sons- Antiques & Fine Art. They had furniture and home décor items but the emphasis was clearly on three- dimensional art. I felt right at home. I’ve included some photos below.
When I switched media from painting to fabric applique and then photography printed to fabric for surface design, it was because I became more interested working in three dimensions. Having studied sculpture in school, I’d still not yet incorporated COLOR into that work. In speaking with the shopkeeper in Gloucester we talked a little about our interest in working in three dimensions rather than two. It had much to do with getting inside a creative process that begged for the dynamism found in 3-D. Images that wrap, overlapping designs that pass in front and behind, over and under.
Designing on computer was initially challenging because physically getting my hands into the medium is traditionally more native. The garden, the clay, the fabric. Still, the end result of making something visually accessible from all sides feels right. Paola Pillows work this way for me. Photos converted to a three dimensional experience form the basis for each design. I enjoy making accessible home art.
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Ryan Adams is a prolific singer/ songwriter from North Carolina. Formerly with a country music band called Whiskeytown; His work is fairly introspective. Where do you go when you’re lonely? Personally, I walk in my garden and check out the plants. Ryan writes music! When the Stars Go Blue.
Some hours later, I discovered another version of Ryan’s song I actually prefer. It’s U2 Bono and The Coors. Check it out- a little more up tempo.
When The Stars Go Blue
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