Y2 Art Resolutions is the second year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy.
Study 3: Sumac
Very near the beautiful fenced garden at Moon Lake there are sumac. One of the most dramatic and my favorite midwestern plant/bush/tree. An obvious subject for my “location” carving. The tile demonstrates a bit more control with the tools and imagination in how to approach the decorative elements. For me, there is an African flavor to both the color and design.
I find contemplating the tiles as a series pleases me. Thank you, Judy, for cutting many pieces of pine for me to take back to the Muchmore Studio. Though I am loathe to admit it, I covet her chop saw. Looking forward to more experimentation and honing my skills soon. A reminder that new skills require the brain to more thoroughly engage as well as build new neural pathways–part of the recipe for flow. I encourage you to take up the knife — in the service of art.