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Thursday, March 18, 2010
My contribution to the 28 Variations Show at Anderson Creative
This was such a fun experience! Please see previous post for a summary of the show's concept. Basically, I could see only 6" of the piece before mine, it had red painted circles with graphite circles around them (You can see it if you look at the photo from the previous post). I needed to created a piece that somehow tied in with it. I chose to go with this image of a wrought iron fence because I felt like the circle within a circle echoed the image in the piece created before mine. I also like how it conceptually created a boundary, just as the graphite circle did in the painting before mine.
I had a great time creating this piece. It is 3 feet x 3 feet and is created with a phototransfers of one of my photos with conte crayon, pastel, and graphite.
Art has become a meaningful way for me to process and explore the complexities of life in tandem with living it. I am committed to creating and exhibiting my artwork, which has been exhibited in various regional and national venues. My current work incorporates my photography into a variety of different media. I often integrate layers into my work to create juxtapositions conveying visual and conceptual depth. Recurring themes in my work include the transience of life in time, as well as exploring diverse natural, cultural, and architectural spaces. As a result, I find travel to be amazingly inspiring as it offers me the opportunity to find new imagery and metaphors for my work.
Visit my website at michelewaalkes.com or my studio on the main floor of 2nd April galerie and Studios, 324 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44702