Eye to Eye Part Two

More from the International Women’s Day Art Show. I just loved the wide variety of media used, and the countless ways in which the theme  “Eye to Eye “was evoked.

Amazing colour in these abstracts:DSCF7256DSCF7250DSCF7265DSCF7285I found this fascinating. The figures actually show up much more pronounced in the photo. They were barely visible to my eye in real life.

…these tender personal works…DSCF7275DSCF7276…and this wonderful lady inspired by “steam punk”DSCF7308

She’s well prepared for all eventualities with those glasses.

DSCF7272This was painted on myriad pieces of wood…what a unique canvas.DSCF7287

….and this large standing piece had raised cut outs, which were painted on the opposite pieces on the other side. (how did I miss taking a picture of the other side???)DSCF7314…inspired by a totem pole…DSCF7300…whimsical…and full of hidden details..

and  I’m sure  the style must have a name…but I don’t know what it is..DSCF7280There was a lot of beautiful photography. These two examples were especially powerful for me.DSCF7247These are photos of various nebula, and in the centre of each is superimposed a photo of a minute organism. The universe in its extremes.

The next is the same woman showing the passage of time and the effects of life. I found it very moving.

DSCF7269Actual eyes were featured in many works.DSCF7281DSCF7252The next and my last two photos are the pieces that I think of first when I am telling someone about this wonderful art show.

This work, moved me deeply, perhaps because I am a mother of three sons, and can only guess at the agony it evokes. My stomach literally knotted as I looked at it.DSCF7311

The mother, with memories of her precious son as a toddler, is now helpless and in pain as he makes disastrous choices. I will never forget this powerful piece of art.

…and this painting which made me laugh out loud when I read the title …….. Fifty Shades of Green.DSCF7292

….do you see the hunter and the hunted?

The exhibition is on until May 4th, at the Orillia Museum of Art and History. This is just a small sampling of the works on display.( I always get so caught up in looking that I keep forgetting to take photos. ) Do come and see it if you are in the area, You won’t be sorry.

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Eye to Eye

DSCF7271Saturday (Feb 14th) was the opening of the International Women’s Day Art Show at the Orillia Museum of Art and History, and what a wonderful exhibition of the talents of women in this area. Not just the traditional art media were represented, but a wide variety of fibre art, sculpture, photography, and mixed medium pieces all representing the artist’s vision of the theme “eye to eye”.

Five  members of the Sunshine Rug Hookers  have their rugs on display.DSCF7237This is Cheri’s whimsical take on the theme.DSCF7251

Cynthia’s thoughtful study,

DSCF7264Gail’s wonderful 3D “I”DSCF7260……my Hijab… DSCF7302

….and Jean’s spectacular “Hamish”.

Other fibre pieces…DSCF7304DSCF7283DSCF7245

mixed media…..DSCF7261DSCF7262DSCF7238DSCF7299DSCF7298…this was one of my favourites

there were sculptured 3D pieces…..DSCF7294DSCF7328DSCF7307DSCF7315

zentangle….DSCF7323…….and many many more to come in the next post.

What a celebration of women and their amazing talents.

 

Tangling with Zentangle

Usually when I start hooking a piece, I have a general vision in my mind of what I want the finished product to look like. But not this time! Nope….I have no clue. So I’m “hooking in the dark” so to speak, trying stuff out, and discarding a great deal of it until I come up with something that pleases my eye.

I started out using a 6 cut, but quickly abandoned that for a #4. I couldn’t get the detail I needed with the #6.DSCF7230I hope the lime green will stand out better when more is added. As it stands…I’m not impressed.

I think this is the third set of colours I’ve tried in the “drape” design, and I plan to dye a lighter version of the green to add some variety. It certainly doesn’t set my heart afire with this combination.DSCF7229The ribbon loops please me so far, but I have no idea yet what style or colour of background to use in this section.DSCF7228I dyed 6 different colours of the yellow, planning to have the rings of this flower section get darker as it went out. I found it needed the blue for contrast, and now I’m debating how to proceed..DSCF7226The variegated blue is hooked with an overdyed plaid which I used in the hall rugs and really like. However, there is very little of it left, so I must use it wiselyDSCF7227

So far so good with the triangles. I like the blues. ….background black???? or the ribbon taupe???? ummmm…don’t know yet. DSCF7225

It’s quite a mishmash of unconnected elements at the moment, but hopefully I can eventually tie it all together to create a unified zentangle sampler.

A cold day to start off February, and a good one to stay inside and hook while I enjoy the Canadian Junior Curling Championships on TV.

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