Starting a New Project – Abstracted

Posted by on November 20, 2012 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts | 0 comments

For a change of pace I’m going to share some of the photos that I looked at when starting this project.  The finished piece will be 18″x45″ so the shape of the piece will be a challenge in itself.

This piece will be an entry into a FAN (Fibre Art Network) exhibition in 2013  entitled Abstracted.  This show requires artists to work with a partner, one artist develops a representative art piece and the other develops an abstract/non-representative art piece using a common subject.  The pieces will be developed collaboratively and will be hung side-by-side. I’m partnering with Judi MacLeod from Victoria and we have not yet met in person.

This one lends itself to texture….

Ferns, Ancient Forest, Northern British Columbia 2011

Ferns, Ancient Forest, Northern British Columbia 2011

This one has mood …..

Mountains in Southern Alberta 2012
Mountains in Southern Alberta 2012

 Loved the colors in this one ….

Dusk Over the Mountains in  Southern Alberta 2012

Dusk Over the Mountains in Southern Alberta 2012

Once again great texture possibilities ….

Tree in Ancient Forest , Northern British Columbia 2011

Tree in Ancient Forest , Northern British Columbia 2011

 

Undergrowth, Ancient Forest, northern British Columbia 2011

Undergrowth, Ancient Forest, northern British Columbia 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This shape lends itself to the required composition….

Panorama of Rockies - Banff

 

Because we live on two sides of the Rocky Mountains, I looked for pictures that would incorporate the mountains…..

Lake Minnewanka near Banff

Lake Minnewanka near Banff

 

Rocky Mountains and Canola fields, southern Alberta 2012

Rocky Mountains and Canola fields, southern Alberta 2012

 

Cascade Mountain, Banff
Cascade Mountain, Banff

Because I love skies I looked at this one…..

 

June Skies near the Rockies, near Calgary AB 2012

June Skies near the Rockies, near Calgary AB 2012

 

I realized as I worked through my photos that I am drawn to landscapes but this collaborative work presents more challenges.  So I looked at some that provided a closer perspective.

 

Foliage in Ancient Forest , northern British Columbia,2011

Foliage in Ancient Forest , northern British Columbia,2011

Fungi or Lichen? - found in Ancient Forest in northern British Columbia 2011

Fungi or Lichen? – found in Ancient Forest in northern British Columbia 2011

Judi shared a number of her photos as well.  In the end we independently selected a photo of the same kind of Lichen from our collections and the one above, from my collection, was the one we selected for this project.

 

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