Birds of a Feather

ihet september 2017 issue 229

Ribbons of card stock and beet remnants on a paper towel. A consideration born of idle hands and fiddling what’s in reach. Patterns on the towel, the partitioning of the beets and their stains, a modest diversion from monochrome now carrying over into paint.

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The back and forth, muted ethereal to bright and strong, the question . . . return to muted?  At the moment I’m staying on the brighter stronger side .

sparrow field

Objects of desire. An assemblage. An intimate vignette all in on bright. The backdrop is from the garden, a loose pile of Bougainvillea petals digitally captured and mounted. A wood block, pieces of steel, and the five ball. Monument Five – Memorial to a Prime.

Meanwhile, back in the studio, the middle of a long beginning. The outline of future endeavors with plenty of room to move.

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Thanks for reading.

Charles

My Life with Plants (Bought the Farm)

#212 – Tuesday, February 23rd

the farm

lio floral

I’ve been putting off a slew of garden projects, so with the weather getting warmer, it’s time to get out of the studio, put on the gloves, and get to work. It Happens every Tuesday will return Tuesday March 15th.

Until then . . .

Thanks for reading.

Charles

Images :

The Farm – Undated found photograph.

Triptych – Excerpts from Arizona Commission on the Arts project,  Language Image Object.

Flowers Of Desire

#186 – Tuesday, April 28th

I’m an opportunistic gardener. My aesthetic is definitely on the wild side. So while I do plant, I also allow whatever sprouts a period of grace . . . then . . . impress me, or get the hook. It’s that time and I’m feeling spring-ish, thus a mashup of a few favorites from those wild, planted, and potted inhabitants coloring my garden.

and all my flowers

Thanks for reading.

Charles