I live in a lovely area of Central Oregon.
With its mature trees and interplay of color and texture,
I just have to look out a window
to find something incredible every day. ♥
Or make a short hop to Gossamer Knitting Place
with my knitterly friends after my Thursday Weekly knitting social.
Today, I have an urge to design some ephemeral and artificial Installations within nature–in order to let the sun and rain increase the transparency effects and illusions–like this one stunning form of art.♥
The framework with its constraints and mystery stimulates me. How did such work withstand the wind for several months? The materials, flexible and flying modules that stretched between trees, colors and rigid geometric shapes with bamboo, metal or plastic pipes, fishing rods…on the terrain, climate, and light of the place fascinates me. Forests, ponds, rivers, open spaces or enclosed, urban or rural. Each proposal has a different answer: moving or stationary, anchored or floating.
I’ve always loved playing with all sorts of fabrics, strings, ribbons, and threads.
I like the lightness and fluidity of fibers. I like to manipulate, transform, distort, and fabricate textiles. After discovering the richness of spinning a couple of years ago, I became passionate about studying weaving and dyeing techniques.
I love the freedom and simplicity of plaiting. Without tools, I may raise huge structures. It’s such an indescribable pleasure to make colors dance directly under my fingers. Now, I must assemble…and tinker…What’s your life stimulation and fascination?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)