The Artists Villiage
Artwork by various artists
Last year, Kathy York invited me to participate in the creation of a house for a collaborative 3-dimensional textile Artist Village.
Although I rarely participate in group projects due to my busy schedule, I had been making many 2-d houses for both my Home and Dream series and this sounded like a fun diversion to take with my homes.
I’m thrilled I agreed to participate as the resulting village is fabulous. The creativity and diversity of the houses are fascinating. I’m hoping to someday see the village in person as I’m sure it’s even better in live texture.
We’ve submitted the work to the Tactile Architecture exhibit and we’re anxiously awaiting notification of acceptance. Update: It was accepted!
My 2-dimensional home based textile paintings are quite simple. Spare and minimal being one of my key intentions with my artwork recently.
I wanted my 3-dimensional homes to follow suit. After much pondering on what I wanted to create, one day it was obvious to me that I wanted to create some of the simple South African homes that had inspired the houses in my Dream series.
I loved the simple lines of the small homes in South Africa and took oodles of photos of them when visiting that beautiful country for a month in 2009.
It was great fun to create a few 3D versions of these homes.
Compared to the more palatial and fanciful houses most everyone else made, I consider my contribution to be the affordable housing section of the village.
These are Dream #53, Dream #54, Dream #55 and Dream #56.
[And a big thank you to Kathy for photographing these for me as my photos were total failures.]
Everyone is sharing their houses this month on a blog tour of the artist village. Please join us. Schedule is here:
Susan Else (website) – May 2
Frances Holiday Alford– May 3
Pamela Allen (website) – May 4
Frieda Anderson– May 5
Lisa Call – May 6
Jane Davila – May 9
Naomi Adams – May 10
Jamie Fingal – May 11
Barb Forrister – May 12
Vickie Hallmark – May 13
Connie Hudson – May 16
Leslie Jenison – May 17
Sherri McCauley – May 18
Judy Perez– May 19
Melanie Testa – May 20
Laura Wasilowski – May 23
Kathy York – May 24