Burlap as canvas

Exploring a new creative idea for me requires patience and time as it’s a hands-on research full of trials and errors. To keep going and not give up when things don’t seem to work I hold tight to similar past experiences. What they taught me is that when I persist something begins to be revealed until suddenly it's in front of my eyes. It is then that I fully recognize the power of surrendering to this process. I see how I evolve as an artist arriving eventually to a creative place I couldn't have imagined when I entered.

Here I'm exploring working with burlap, pigments, acrylics, medium, glue and metal mesh. Finding out, slowly but surely, how to use burlap as a sculptural medium. I think it's going to work!

This week I visited two artists studios in the area, Jesus Lopez Vega in Ajijic (15-20 mins from Chapala) and José Velazquez just outside of Jojotepek (about 45-60 mins away). Jesus Lopez Vega to me is the Mexican Mark Chagall - www.arteajijic.net

And Jose Velazquez is a wonderful self taught stone carver. Many of the heads he makes are 4-5 ft tall and stand on the ground, powerful, emotional, stoic - look for sculptures by José Velazquez on Facebook.

For the last few months I’ve been working with Art21 a wonderful foundry in Zapopan, Guadalajara, MX. I’m learning so much from these generous professionals. This is the small indoor studio where they work on Polymer pieces.
How wonderful it is when a collector sends me a photo of my art in their new home!
In sculpting I approach every medium as a carver uncovering what is within the material and myself. In stone I use chisels, mallets, grinding and cutting wheels; in clay - knives, cutting wire, and wooden blocks.
I’m introducing some new work in my series Poems in Color. Come read about it!

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Exploring new creative ideas

2/12/2018



Burlap as canvas

Exploring a new creative idea for me requires patience and time as it’s a hands-on research full of trials and errors. To keep going and not give up when things don’t seem to work I hold tight to similar past experiences. What they taught me is that when I persist something begins to be revealed until suddenly it's in front of my eyes. It is then that I fully recognize the power of surrendering to this process. I see how I evolve as an artist arriving eventually to a creative place I couldn't have imagined when I entered.

Here I'm exploring working with burlap, pigments, acrylics, medium, glue and metal mesh. Finding out, slowly but surely, how to use burlap as a sculptural medium. I think it's going to work!

This week I visited two artists studios in the area, Jesus Lopez Vega in Ajijic (15-20 mins from Chapala) and José Velazquez just outside of Jojotepek (about 45-60 mins away). Jesus Lopez Vega to me is the Mexican Mark Chagall - www.arteajijic.net

And Jose Velazquez is a wonderful self taught stone carver. Many of the heads he makes are 4-5 ft tall and stand on the ground, powerful, emotional, stoic - look for sculptures by José Velazquez on Facebook.

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