"For the past few years I have been working on projects averaging 1 ½-2 years to complete. These allow me to apply specific details of changing weather patterns to my art. I am fascinated by extreme weather variations that have become the new normal and how these changes can be expressed using color and shape while exposing odd temperature leaps. These are created as patterns intended to visualize and reveal concerns about the human experience in relation to climate change."
"For 'Weatherscape' I created a 101 color pallet and assigned each color a corresponding temperature. A day is represented by a hexagon carved into 24 sections for each hour and each hour is painted the corresponding temperature. A central hexagonal section is painted with the mean temperature of the day. Each day of every month is woven together like a quilt and suspended about 1/2” from the wall.
Monthly units fit into one another like a behive. Months are identified with plates divided into 3 sections: Colors on left are the months' low; right the months' high; center the months' mean temperature. Running along the bottom edge is the entire color pallet (think map legend), numbered with coordinating temperatures.
'Weatherscape' will be completed by late summer 2017. Photos show about 70% of the project."
Check her website here!
Marilyn Keating creates remarkable stop motion videos using cut paper, created on an iPad. She also does stop-motion residencies with school children. The videos, one each of Marilyn's and one created by the children, may been seen on my personal and business Facebook pages.
There is always a work in progress in Marilyn Keating's Cantina at the South Jersey Museum of Curiosities.
Geopia, the beautiful home and gardens of Pia Sillem and George Connell, is my home away from home in Earl's Cove, BC.
Fourteen artists from Brattleboro-West Arts created a flag that gives a positive voice to the artists in our group. It is "an assembled 'tapestry' of our collective voices to make statements supporting our values and beliefs... The tone of this piece is positive—what we stand FOR instead of what we stand against—to help engage all members of the public, to connect with each other and foster discussion and creative collaboration concerning issues we care deeply about."
There is a great article in the local paper, the Brattleboro Reformer, about his project. Click here to read it!
Today we marched in the annual Strolling of the Heifers parade, a special Brattleboro event.
At the home of Beth Hester and Scott Gilbert, hosts and basket makers extraordinare. They are also owners of The Basket Maker's Catalog in Scottsville, Kentucky.