Some rather significant changes have happened in 2015. I now have my own house, my work space is set, I am ready to enter shows, and am off to some exciting new ideas. In my last post I talked a bit about my next project. I first titled it RadioActive because of it’s three sided […]
I have been working on Triangular frames recently. To be honest, at this time, I am not sure why or what was the Muse. But never-the-less, there were some distinct problems. I might have mentioned it in my Facebook Page, but I do not remember.
The original idea was three overlapping triangles. At first it seemed easy enough until I realized that the middle part of the outer edge had screws for two different triangles, but that each triangle did not share the same screws. Some had one, some had another and some had both. Now since threading them correctly requires me to skip the same number of screws each time, I had to be able to distinguish which identical screw was to be used by which triangle. Twas difficult, particularly because I was concentrating on the shapes and doing each triangle in the same palette.
The result was called Prince’s Star, due to his death as I was threading it. I am disappointed in the photograph, but you will notice a six pointed star in the center.
I think I have mentioned the need for a Prime Number of screws. I won’t go into detail here but it is necessary in order to avoid overlapping thread or multiple knots to tie the thread off. So each triangle here had their own prime number of screws. The strange thing was that as I was running through the design, I realized that if I counted all the screws, not just the ones for a particular triangle, that also was a prime number, and that got my head working. I ordered another frame.
The threading began more easily as I did not have the issue of distinguishing which screws were for which triangles. Also, since I chose a different palette each triangle was easier to thread. The major problem with this project was the discovery of a broken thread. As I was completing the third layer (one for each triangle to complete a layer) I discovered a broken thread in the second layer. Unfortunately, in pulling out the second layer, I caught and broke a thread in the first layer. Not a good result.
An interesting discovery in this pattern was what happened in the center. As I moved up through the layers there formed another triangle in the center which, at a particular layer, reversed direction. You will see the center triangle in the third layer photo above, close down to the center in the sixth, and then open up in the final 12th.
So I chose to blend towards darker colors to the cross over point, and then lighten up again.
The two triangles have been submitted to a show, and we will see what we will see.
Two projects Accepted at IMAGINE 2016
Two works, including my newest, have been accepted at the Round Rock Arts IMAGINE 2016 Show at Texas State University.
Daybreak was my first attempt at Transparency. The parallel lines in the background are actually my garage through the window.
My newest work was described in detail in my last newsletter, so I will not add much here. It is a bit larger than Daybreak at two feet square.
The opening event is Saturday February 27th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Tickets are required and on sale at ArtSpace in downtown Round Rock, 231 E. Main St. for $15.00, or you can go out for the full on VIP treatment at $250. Details are at Round Rock Arts.
I am now firmly established in my new home. I have repaired, put up shelving, painted, bought rugs, adjusted furniture, set up my computer system, wired speakers, and established a working space in my garage to drill all my innumerable holes. You may remember the design I had planned for my next project. Well, this is how it gets printed […]
I am not quite there, but I expect to be soon. Those who read here know that I have been in the process of buying a house. It is in a northern suburb of Austin Texas. I do not truly feel I am a Texan, but I am realizing the innocent misunderstandings of youth about […]
Well, two of the three shows have closed. Much of my art is back at home, under the sectional. Things are going slowly for a while as I am now recovering from surgery, not major, but necessary. But the frames and bases for two more pieces are ready and will be picked up tomorrow so […]
Well, The reception is over and I received many lovely comments. There is even some possibility of some commission work. Always a joy. But the show is on till April 1st and the Emporium is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM. Send me notes and tell me what you like. RSM
It is hard to convey what it is I do in my work, particularly because it is so difficult to show the three dimensionality in a photo. Somehow, a photo of a statue seems more easily seen as a three dimensional structure. So I thought I would give a more step by step portrayal of my […]
As March will be such an exciting month, I wanted to pass on some information here. There will be a big show at the Old Bakery and Emporium through the month. I will have over 20 pieces on display. The reception is Friday, March 6th, 5-7PM. But that is not all. I also have two […]