Living This Creative Life

I have two favorite quotes. The first one is by Emile Zola, "If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I would tell you that I came to live out loud". I don't know who the second one is by, but it goes like this, "If you're not living on the edge then you might as well jump". Both of these sentiments sum up my personal philosophy of this experience we call life on earth. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Art Every Day, Wednesday, January 30, 2013,

Good Morning,

Last night while watching an episode of ART21 I heard this artist say the most wonderful thing.  I'll have to go back and get her name, but to paraphrase it she said; "When the line wavers, when it's imperfect, that's where the beauty is".  I couldn't have said it better myself.
This new piece plays with more of my rayon ribbon, this time it's rainbow dyed and laid atop either black or white.  I added some rainbow dyed rattail in a maze like structure and threw it across the other areas too.  The maze like quilting in the negative spaces between the strips of ribbon repeat the rattail maze and cohere the piece together.
It makes me happy.

Till tomorrow,


Christa Irell said...

I see why it makes you happy! It's colorful, it's interesting, and it has that element of push-pull structure.

I like seeing that mirroring an element doesn't have to be exactly the same. Having the maze in a rectangle up in the left corner, then repeated as a triangle, trapezoid, or square in the quilting makes for a lot of interest as well as unity.

These ribbons are so beautiful!

Cathy Rathbun said...

This looks like one of the many ideas I tried for my transparancy project.

Except for the fact that yours really "works" and mine, um, didn't.

It looks like you are really enjoying your daily artwork project!