|Katy Stone, Glade (closeup) 102” x 59“ x 2”, Acrylic paint on Durarlar, pins, shadows|
|Katy Stone, Cloudtree (puff) 46” x 55” x 3”, Acrylic paint on Duralar, pins, shadows|
|Katy Stone, Forest (detail)|
120” x 84” x 3”, Acrylic paint on Duralar and paper, pins, shadows
Next up is Casey Curran who recently created his Sacred and Profane groupings of assemblage art cranked up a level with incredible moving parts that elevate his still pieces to breathing works infused with life. What at first seem to be merely fantastical, still groupings of feathers and bones and dried flowers, turns into an entire life cycle repeated again and again with the addition of a turning hand shaft.
|Unification by Casey Curran; love it now?! Watch it here in motion. Be still my heart-- WOW!|
|Yellow Dawn by Casey Curran. Watch the video here.|
To wrap up this particular nature-based art post, I must include the following image. As I was watching the formation of the feather cuttings that Sharon Arnold was doing last winter, I was taken in by the repetition of the art in the way that one feather is nice, yet many are superb. Each feather is the same-- and yet very different. Just as is each raindrop, or leaf or blade of grass. Once brought together, their sense of motion is created in unity. Sharon has recently created this type of gathering with local artists who are participating in her LxWxH project. The goal is in making local art both accessible and sustainable. You, too, can be part of this project by checking out her subscription options; or purchasing a single month: Each issue is one box containing two pieces by two artists, and a short essay by a local writer. I think it's a great idea for easily bringing some local (often edgy) art into your homes.
|Muff, 2011, hand-cut Strathmore 400 paper, dimensions variable|
Go out and delight in the natural world made new through art. Looking out my window, I see that the sun is currently shining-- I best quickly leave my keyboard while I get the chance to see it! How about you?!