Potent Quotable, 10-2-11

Viewed in Grand Rapids, Michigan at ArtPrize 2011:

Thousands of knitted squares make up this panel:

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Hanging fiber sculpture:

IMG_3298Mixed media painting using found objects:

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Collage:

IMG_3301 Individual painted canvases assembled into a statement:

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Pebble mosaic:

IMG_3314 Woodburned and carved panel:

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Free form architectural “weaving” using coffee stirrers.  Built on location, which took 10 days.  We could only photograph a small area of this structure. 

 

IMG_3319 Painted circles  applied to the wall, viewed through concave magnifier lens:

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He was probably 20 feet tall:

IMG_3344 Carved driftwood stump: 

IMG_3350 The guy in the middle is a sculpture, I thought the other two were also….until they moved.  They were mesmerizing. 

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If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a
friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s
nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the
way down.
– Ray Bradbury

Thank God for those who let their imagination have wings!

This was the tip of the iceberg of art we saw in Grand Rapids.  What a great day we had, and I look forward to next year! 

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3 thoughts on “Potent Quotable, 10-2-11”

  1. Wow. Thanks Deb. I feel like I’ve been there. Now I know I must go next year. What was your favorite? It’s amazing to see what you artists can see and create. And I loved your qoute on this one.

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