Territories of Inspiration
After over fifty years of working with tapestry as my main mode of expression I have decided to emphasize pastel painting as the area of my creative output. Tapestry involved collecting images either through memory or working in a secondary medium such as pastel painting, collage, sketches, or photographs. What was originally a secondary medium has become, over the years, more prominent, expedient, and accessible to me than tapestry weaving. It was a natural evolution that was apparent in how I spent my creative time: the hours spent painting increased while the time spent weaving decreased.
The possibilities of the blank rectangle now fill themselves with images that I have collected and excitedly refer to as my Territories of Inspiration, whatever they may be. Creative energy continues to evolve as does my creative output. I am ever grateful that I am able to continue to explore the lavish world of color and impressions with the pure pigments known as pastels.
UPCOMING ONE PERSON SHOW
* June 14 – July 20, 2019: Territories of Inspiration, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Portal Gallery, Los Alamos NM.