Monday, March 7, 2011

Soy wax resist and paints on silk

Took a workshop with Ginny Eckley and my Studio 105 friends last week. This is a piece that I worked on the second day. Haven't decided on the orientation of the finished piece. So far I've had three different suggestions as to what it is....what do you see in it? I love black and white, always have and I'm feeling the urge to make a lot more of these abstract black and whites with a small amount of color.

Taking time to look around

I'm always intrigued by graffiti that shows up in difficult locations. I'm not sure when these appeared but they are beautifully done and make a great statement. These are located on the railroad bridge across Lake Lady Bird in downtown Austin, between Lamar and Congress Ave. I haven't been walking on the trail since Jan. and I don't remember them being there at that time. My daughter gave me a wonderful book at Christmas about Women and Graffiti. Most of their work was done in Europe and make a more easily recognized statement about women's health, homelessness and poverty. I would love to know who did these two sites.