|p.17, 6.5.17, Tulsa Ok.|
I have been working diligently on a variety of art projects; i have two journal/altered book projects going, Looking for America, see below, and Jerome, A Froggy ABCdarium(more later), a new needlepoint piece, Grandmother Turtle, and a series of signs painted for Middle River Landing Marina.
|p18, 6.6.17, Monument Valley, Ut|
I've been a busy girl, all of the above along with the ongoing W.I.P of Tesla's Revenge and simply, the lazy days of summer.
|p.19, 6.14.17, Spokane, Wa|
So these images are from the third signature of Looking for America. I created the pages out of city maps found in the index of the 1954 edition of Hammond's Ambassador World Atlas. This is intended to be a daily work project. The formal structure hinges on two questions, have i been here? Questions answered with stream of conscious writing. Could i travel by water in my EV Tesla's Revenge, with zen doodle pen and ink drawings which play off the gird of the street maps.
|p.20, 6.15.17, Springfield, Ma|
Although i adore the calm, zen qualities inherent in simple black and white line drawings, some times i just can not deny the color jones'.
|p.21, 6.24.17, Syracuse, NY|
Also there is a tremendous difference, in a making sense, between drawing and collage. Almost as if the two techniques use different parts of my brain, or use them differently.
|p.22, 6.25.17, Tokyo, Japan|
Hard to explain, i think that it goes deeper than the additive/subtractive thing. I have always thought of myself as an additive sort of girl; yet collage certainly has a subtractive element to it, all that paper you cut away....
|p.23, 7.7.15, Xochimilco, Mx|
|p.24, 7.27.17, Worcester, Ma|