Good news! AMBUS has been accepted to exhibit at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, in Medford, OR, in 2010, as part of their 50th year celebration. The 12 of us AMBUS artists have been busy putting together a proposal for exhibition - "The Shape of Memory". And, busy creating art for this show! Stay tuned for more details as the date becomes closer....
PLUS, a big shout-out to our President, Di, for putting together the very professional packet, AND working on our newest website. Check it out! http://www.ambusart.com/.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Cutting paper strips! Cutting paper squares! Another one of my obsessive activities! Some days I go into my studio and simply cut paper as I listen to OPB (NPR). Each little square presents its own little composition: perhaps a microcosm of the original paper, or a piece that desires new arrangements. For now, I arrange my cuttings into color palettes, according to ideas of how I want to arrange them. I view them almost like little strokes of paint color....in which to manipulate into compositions. I have painted quite a lot in my artistic life, but somehow, I prefer the direct manipulation of my materials, with my fingers, instead of paint application with a brush (although, I have used many finger friendly painting techniques!).
So, I am cutting. Cutting squares and circles. Symmetry. Order. For pattern. Repitition. Sense a theme? Is it a phase? Whatever.... I am enjoying my cutting and pasting!