Art for Divination?
In this way I can produce sets of patterns with lovely textures that just have to sit around and wait until I am inspired by them. Then the trick is to pick out just enough detail to define what I have seen without losing the mystery of the marks. It’s as if the pictures are paintings themselves, and that they were just waiting for me to be in the right frame of mind to see them. I'm sure that someone else would see completely different things in them......
I have been working on a collection of paintings of trees for some time now. It’s a subject I return to quite often. I have made so many sketches and studies on the subject that I am seeing tree shapes everywhere. My feelings around their wanton destruction and our disregard for their importance are also coming to the surface.
I will be exhibiting these paintings - and many more - at Palazzo de Piro in Mdina from September 7th until October 30th. The collection will be titled "The Rhythm of Life" and will explore the connections I make between trees, music and movement. For more information please contact me HERE
Figure Drawing classes at Palazzo de Piro will start on Tuesday July 5th - we will be working with live models every week.
Outdoor classes at Villa Bologna will continue on Friday July 8th.
Both classes are from 9.30 am to 12pm and are 20 euro, 6 classes for 100 euro.
All levels are welcome - we are all eternal students !
More information HERE
23/6/2016 07:24:29 pm
Yes It's fun to find patterns in the most unlikely places and it
Hi Pam - there are potentially inspiring patterns everywhere around us, aren't there? Nature provides us with more than enough to keep us working for a lifetime! All (all?) we have to do is practice our techniques so that we can do her justice!
23/6/2016 07:58:24 pm
Yes, Jeni -- This is called pareidolic art ... and a friend and I have been exploring it for quite a few years. My own art is very fantasy based and my next exhibition (Oct) is definitely along these spooky, uncanny, divinatory lines. I love biomorphic art as well ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia Susan W.
I have had many replies to this subject - some by email and not directly on the blog. I have asked permission to reproduce some that I think you might all find interesting... this from Morney
Antje Fries Harsberg
21/11/2016 06:56:14 am
Hi Antje! I will be holding classes in the Majjistral Park near Golden Bay on Sundays between those dates. I focus on drawing and watercolour in all my classes... I'll put you on my mailing list and send you more details.
4/12/2022 01:41:09 am
Thank you foor sharing this
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