Art

Current Show - Project Art for Nature

Last week I dropped off two new pieces of work at the new Project Art for Nature show at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI. It is a beautiful show that includes a wide range of artistic media as well as approaches to the natural sites observed by each participating artist.

Places Between, Species Within: Project Art for Nature's fourth cycle unfurls with a show of new works, by both new and renewing artists, at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin. Exhibit Dates:  19 Aug – 25 Sep 2011; Opening Reception, 26 Aug, 6:30-8:30 pm. Round Table Discussion with Exhibiting Artists, 25 Sep 2011, 2:00-4:00 pm.  Check the Phipps website for gallery hours, www.ThePhipps.org. For more information about Project Art for Nature and participating artists, please visit www.projectartfornature.org.

This is one of the two pieces I have in the show, and one of four pieces I made using the new stencils described in this post.

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Please join us for the opening reception, this coming Friday evening from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.!

Transient

Experiments in Two Layers

I'm experimenting with 2-layered pieces. These are difficult to photograph because the lighting is so critical. I'm not 100% satisfied with the way these are presented; more ideas re: presentation are percolating in my imagination. The piece called "Symmetry" is part of a collaborative project curated by fiber artist Erika Mock. Erika has paired fiber artists and poets to collaborate on the theme of "Venus." Participants will interpret this theme in many ways -- I am contemplating the concept of beauty in nature, which is usually my inspiration and the source of my imagery. I am paired with Duluth poet Tera Freese. She has given me four lovely poems in exchange for Symmetry. (I will ask her permission to post them here!) This summer each of us will create work in response to each other's work. The show will be held in Superior, Wisconsin this coming September.

Remembered Contours | dyes and pigments on silk and cotton, hand stitching © Kit Eastman

Remembered Contours | dyes and pigments on silk and cotton, hand stitching © Kit Eastman

Symmetry | Dyes, pigments, hand stitching on silk and cotton | © Kit Eatman

Symmetry | Dyes, pigments, hand stitching on silk and cotton | © Kit Eatman

Matrix: Mourning Doves | dyes, pigments, hand stitching on silk and cotton © Kit Eastman

Matrix: Mourning Doves | dyes, pigments, hand stitching on silk and cotton © Kit Eastman

Some new works in two layers…