Monday, September 26, 2016

New Work Part 3

This series of five are matted and in frames 12 x 16.  I realize that much of this work is not "happy" or joyful. I do not have a dour outlook on life but when I started to make the work for this coming show this is what came out.  I do think part of that is it being Fall-always an emotional season for me.  The monoprints in this series really had a landscape feel so I went with that.  I wanted to have few elements to have the background really be an important part. These five here for some will seem sad perhaps but for me they are comforting.

Quiet Ride
Prairie Wind
Borrowed Truck
Leaving
Escape Route

18 comments:

  1. I love how you followed your muse and went with the landscapes... it works not just on a material level, but emotionally as well... Bravo, my friend!!

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    1. Thank you so much Caterina- I so appreciate your comments.

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  2. I love them all Terry! They are stunning, and I don't feel sadness, but rather thoughtfulness? Your colors are magnificent. I think you are doing your best work ever, and that's really saying something ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you Jacki- I have when I was getting ready to start this new work there was that- omg what am I going to do- but I just dove in head first and so glad I did.

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  3. Dearest Terry, thank you always for your support and belief in what I am doing, I believe in you to, in your art that spells out your feelings so eloquently. If others don't get it, it kinda doesn't matter does it, there were some pieces I did for my exhibition that I did souly for myself - to stretch myself, and I was so happy with them, but they didn't get the feedback as some of my other pieces did. But I was so thrilled to have gone there with my art making. Just the doing of it, is the most important part, and that you keep doing it. These pieces above are so thought provoking and are done with such depth and skill and beauty. They give us joy to see them, so keep making your art - it matters. I feel too you will be so much happier in the sun, even though you will miss the stillness of the trees. xxx

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    1. Thank you Julia. This means so much to me! Love to you.

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  4. Terry this is fantastic!!! I feel like i turned the corner and came upon a treasure on the path. i really like this body of work - the colors and subject matter but very much i love the expansive feeling i get when i'm there. I look forward to seeing more.

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    1. Thank you Tree-for your wonderful words.

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  5. These are fantastic, Terry!! They feel like they hold meaning for the artist (you), but also convey deep emotion that we've all experienced at one time or another! So glad to see your latest work here and on FB!

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    1. Thank you Briana-so glad you feel this about the new work.

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  6. All I can say is YES, YES, YES! Just splendid!

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  7. These pieces are so powerful in their imagery and tone. Wow!

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  8. Oh, Terry! I am enjoying so much seeing the work for your upcoming show as it "unfolds" here on the pages of Whisperwood Artworks. It is like unexpectedly coming upon a gallery and experiencing a wonderful show that I had known nothing about (like the time in San Francisco several years ago when I walked into the SFMOMA and discovered that they were having a retrospective of Joseph Cornell's work!). The five pieces in this installment don't really come across to me as "sad" so much as "wistful". Several of the pieces seem to combine the rather opposite ideas of longing, but with a kind of acceptance attached to it. For me these pieces evoke a real Midwest aesthetic. Images such as "Prairie Wind" and "Borrowed Truck" remind me of many visits with my family to the homes and farms of relatives in Colorado, Kansas, Texas, and New Mexico throughout the 1950s and early '60s when I was growing up. Wonderful, and very striking work, Terry!

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  9. Thank you for your thoughtful comments Robert means so much to me. And I would have swooned- Joseph Cornell is a favorite artist - have only seen two boxes close up

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