Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to create an art study for each day of the year. Welcome to day 25.
Execution of the studies has slowed a bit by being under the weather, but still awash in ideas. At this, literally, 11th hour I am sitting in bed and thinking of sumac. The Staghorn sumac is prevalent in southern Wisconsin and I have always loved it. There is a very Asian aesthetic about it–angular and organically architectural. 1% bonsai. Frank Lloyd Wright pays homage to the sumac in murals, stained glass, and other signature architectural accoutrements in his work. I especially remember its forceful voice in the dining room design of his Dana house in Springfield, Illinois.
I think this study may end up in a motif border of an autobiographical painting or perhaps a fabric print. I don’t know, but it has evoked ideas about using a textured shading line in a new way to define other aspects of a drawing or design.