Friday, May 31, 2013

Progress on my Shape Pieces

I just took down my show "Pattern and Process', but you can still see the show here on my website.  I removed the pieces that sold, so what you see is available for purchase.

Meanwhile, I am preparing for a group show called "Journey Into Process" at Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art, which opens in July.  I will show some of the pieces in Pattern and Process, as well as some new work.  June will be a very busy month in the studio!

Here is a bit of the progress on the Shape Pieces I posted last week:

Shape #25

Shape 20 - I think this one's done.

Shape #21

Shape #22

Shape #23

Shape #24

Shape #26 - This might be done.

Shape #27 - definitely still in progress.


One of many vertical stacks I'm working on.  More on those later.


Another of the verticals, just a beginning
Except for where noted in the caption, I don't yet know which ones I will work on more, and which I will leave as is.  I'm starting to combine the print process (demonstrated in the video last week) with collage, so I'm also using the gel plate to make collage papers.


This technique of working with masks and stencils as well as collage, drawing, and painting, all in the same piece, is making my idea-generation very fluid.  These are pretty quick and easy to start, though the development of painting, line, and collage are much slower.  I am definitely planning on demonstrating and engaging students with this approach in my Collage Journeys workshop this summer, as well as my Expressive Collage And Painting workshop at the Omega Institute in the Hudson valley in September.  It is particularly conducive to mindfulness, staying present with the process, and letting go of your Inner Critic.

17 comments:

  1. Hey Jane, I've been a follower for a while now, but probably haven't commented. Certainly love your work - so inspiring! I'm into photography but recently took a class on collage and am hooked! Your work is fascinating and when I get to a point that I can...would love to take one of your workshops. I live in NYC and I see that you are showing at VTica! Abby is a good friend of mine! Wonderful that you will be showing there!

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    1. Oh, thanks! So cool that you know Abby. I'd love it if you could take a workshop with me. The one at Omega is all levels. Really. I'm excited about showing at VTica; it is a fabulous space. I participate in a weekly figure drawing session there. AWESOME photos on your blog!

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  2. LOVE the direction your work has taken. Your lines are particularly exciting!!!

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  3. Like Jo I'm loving the "new" Jane! I find these shapes so soothing and finally realized it's because they feel rock-like to me....cairns of tumbled rocks. But then you go and make the pieces even more dynamic with the addition of the line. I'm totally in awe. Beautiful work (as usual!).

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  4. Fabulous work, Jane. LOVE what you are doing here. Several years ago I also did a series of cairns and tumbling rocks ( I sense we like a lot of the same things :), but I adore your take with the Gelli paper. The simplicity is stunning and the calligraphic gesture really completes the work.

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  5. I absolutely love these. There is such a sense of gravity and mystery to the shapes, and fluidity and musicality to the black marks. Gorgeous.

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  6. Jane- I really like these-so very different. The rock reference is right on. They remind me of rock stacking or as MB mentioned carins. People do those on the north shore of Lake Superior here. The negative space becomes really important on these as well. Wonderful work.

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  7. Amazing beautiful Jane. You're a real artist !

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  8. Love your new direction Jane-these examples feel so earthy and organic-really wonderful!

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  9. I love all your work and watching you work on it. But these shapes really appeal to me, perhaps because I love rocks. Thanks so much for sharing your work and for your tutorials.

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  10. I LOVE, LOVE your work Jane. You truly inspired me with your last video. My mind went crazy :-) :-) I'll have lots to try out still. I showed it on my blog (and linked of course ;-) ) http://gallerilarsen.blogspot.dk/2013/05/kreatimer-og-nyt-indhold-i-rammer.html
    left a link if you should have the time :-)

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  11. Beautiful! And such an interesting new direction. I just signed up for Jane's course at Omega!

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    1. Color me jealous. What a treat for you, can't wait to hear about it.

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  12. My gosh you have been busy creating, Jane! Beautiful work.

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  13. I really didn't see how you were ever going to do anything I like more than your recent collage and line paintings, but these leave me speechless. And I'm not often at a loss for words!

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  14. As always, your work inspires me. Beautiful stones, Jane - they look like semi-precious stones... I wonder how to make it 3-D to string a necklace... lovely!

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