Monday, March 11, 2013

"Foundation of Freedom"

($175.00.....6" x 6"....Mixed Media & Kiln Formed Glass in a 4" width Custom Frame)

"Trust in God is the foundation of freedom." Freedom of religion is a very important freedom as seen in the Texas and United States Constitution. This is yet another piece for an upcoming exhibit. (Thanks to all of you for your well wishes and prayers last week. I am feeling better now.)

Even when I was not feeling well last week, my mind kept going over the importance of process which invariably involves practice. I've already begun working on a 12" x 36" mixed media and glass piece which would have not been possible without going through the process on smaller pieces. 

Larger works can become overwhelming and even come to a stand still without having done the ground work of "test fires" (so to speak). The piece today is a bit different than other text pages I've done because I played around with the exposed black background as a more integral part of dividing the space. I rather like it and will more than likely want to continue experimenting with the amount of black exposed and perhaps including color patterns in those areas.

And of course, this is the whole point of working small and working everyday. All of the ideas that come to mind cannot be realized in on just one large piece. By working small, the materials, techniques, and integration issues can be worked out with minimal time and expense.

So if you are not yet convinced that working small and frequently is for you, than perhaps a play date with a friend might be a consideration. And then you have a partner in crime as well as an enjoyable afternoon. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! ~Always a great topic, my dear Texas valley girl!