On this last day I am a bit tired. Doing creative work and battling my own enemies does cost energy. Fortunately it led to some breakthroughs in my work strategy. I've developed a new way to transform the Canyon images that inspire me, into tangible work processes.
Jumping from drawing straight and concentric shapes in the silver sand, I am now re-creating Antelope Canyon abstractions. It feels totally right. Antelope Canyon is made out of Navajo sandstone and the silver sand is just the right material to freely explore new shapes. With the tools I made for the zengarden motifs I am able to create satisfying patterns.
I'll next week revisit the sanddrawing and make more of this type drawings and sandpaintings. I am trying to find new authentic ways to come to new shapes in my jewelry work. The faster I sketch the Antelope images, the more abstract they become. I like that, I want to pursuit this idea.
In my facebook sketching group Elizabeth Agte was inspired by my Art Retreat to work with blockprinting. She posted some lovely bee prints. The cross-pollination did its work again, and I used linocut to create a print inspired by the Canyon's in the South-West of the USA.
* Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for a relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller, and then impressed onto paper. (quote from wikipedia)
Next friday, 4th of August, I'll post the final blogpost about my reflections on SARAH 2017.
This is the fifth day of Helga's Art Residence At Home. Previous posts are:
- Summer Art Residence At Home 2017
- Day 1 - Meditation & Mindscape
- Day 2 - Papermaking
- Day 3 - Re-connecting with the original Erosion inspiration
- Day 4 - Drawing & Sharing the Studio with Friends