May is the beginning of crazy season for me, both personally and artistically. I’m immersed in carving a new round 28″ diameter linocut, with a plan to have two more done by the end of the month.
I was asked by a friend to write something to be sent out to the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington, and when I wrote this it was on the eve of graduation at Indiana University. So while I’m carving and printing…I give you my thoughts on Art & Limits. It is graduation season again. After two decades of life in Bloomington, this time of year is filled with speeches to graduates where they are encouraged to embrace the unlimited
opportunities before them. Yet in my life, it has been the limits that have been
take one IU Fine Arts course each semester – losing myself for a few hours each
day in graphite lines or color theory paintings. A last minute schedule change led me to a printmaking survey course, and I was hooked.
the garage, meant that I could print in the basement. Carving was done in the kitchen filled with natural light.
|Finishing off the internal rod and end cap for a roller. All women should know how to use power tools!|
developed valuable on-line contacts as I searched for answers to the multitude
of process questions that arise with printmaking.
|It took me a long time to create a registration system that made things line up consistently most of the time.|
interested me. At home, I traveled the world on Google Earth, seeing places
that I will never get to visit in person. I learned to appreciate the very
immediate world around me, from the fiddleheads at the front door to a frozen
lake in the Deam Wilderness.
artistic practice now and I can almost feel my middle-aged brain cells being
stretched in new ways.
could have ever predicted. For this, I am truly grateful.
the Beloved at the Bloomington Convention Center
from 5 – 8pm.
Bloomington Open Studios Tour.
– 6pm) and Sunday, June 7th (10am – 4pm).
Park Ridge East.
to see all of the participating artists and plan your own tour.