Feathers - January ArtThursday, February 06, 2014
Once you have tasted flight you will forever look with your eyes turned skyward.
I, like many people have a fascination with feathers.
Freedom. Lightness. Delicateness. Flight.
Who can resist collecting this in their pocket and taking it home? Do we unconsciously collect feathers as a kind of talisman in the hope that these properties will be transferred to our lives? I've realised for some time that I don't pick up feathers solely because of the way they look. There is something else going on, a strong
uplifting symbolism that I seem to be responding to.
Welcome to a new year - may it be filled with the grace and light and calm of feathers.
These 10 latest works continue on with the Meditative Studies with the addition of, quite literally, a splash of colour! Soothingly repetitive to draw. Tricky to get just right. Requiring a really delicate touch with the pen. And it can all go horribly wrong with the randomness of the paint splatters after the effort of getting the penwork right. Yes, they are nervewracking to do! However working the other way around by doing the paint first and the pen after is strangely awkward and results in a drawing that lacks life. The life of the artwork seems to be in the bravado required to SPLAT colour all over a very careful drawing and trust
that it will work out.
Each piece is created on watercolour paper with artist quality materials, is matted and ready to frame at 8"x10". They are $38 each with free postage within Australia.
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