Saturday, August 25, 2012

a personal geography...

Here's a piece that came together so easily... it actually took on a life of it's own...
inspired by the book "Personal Geographies" by Jill Berry...I call it Jubilee...
14 x 14 x 1 wood box - spray painted with stencils
the beginnings of the many layers that made up the finished product
I hand cut my own stamps. The window and door are stamped on hand wipes which I find adds an interesting texture.
layer by layer
bit by bit...
my story unfolds...
here, there and everywhere...

The finished product is a combination of elements...symbolizing my varied and full life.
here it is...said and done...
The only thing that makes one an artist is making art. And that requires the precise opposite of hanging out;
a deeply lonely and unglamorous task of tolerating oneself long enough to push something out.

8 comments:

Mary Ann Potter said...

This is beautiful --- a box painted with treasured secrets, all in layers like our lives. Your work is so inspiriting!

Gina Sismilich said...

I like this piece a lot - there are so many layers. It looks like a life - beautiful job.

Anonymous said...

I just don't know how you do it. That is lovely.

Pam McClure

jonreneewebb@msn.com said...

These are beautiful. Your talents and skills never cease to amaze me.

Robin said...

Gorgeous! It's very rich, detailed and balanced. Thank you for sharing your creative process with us! :-)

ed thomas said...

My personal geographies would be the coal regions of Northeast PA. where I'd lived most of my life.

Mark Rowland said...

Very nice, Angela. With so much detail, it's interesting to try and decipher meanings. I suppose those who know you well will understand most of the imagery. For me, I can only guess at most, although the English connection and SOM imagery are understood. A nice concept and well executed!

Joyce said...

A beautiful piece. By the way a very big happy birthday, this is a special one!