Wednesday, March 16, 2016

These 5"x7" cards are monoprints using geli plates and open acrylic paints. I am creating them to sell at the USM Book arts bazaar in Portland Maine Sunday April 10th . The proceeds will go to raise money for the Fundación Bolivar in Cuenca Ecuador. I plan to volunteer next January 2017 making art at a Girls Orphanage.

In January, I travled to Ecaudor and  Columbia to
explore the areas of Otavalo ( a small city in northern Ecuador and Medell√≠n ( large city in Columbia) . I traveled alone , studied spanish and hiked in Otavalo, then joined my daughter in Medellin for ten days. I    painted and journaled  everyday. Here are some excerpts from my sketch book . The colors, textures and shapes surrounding me all found their way into my journals both written and visual. I returned home inspired and committed to return .

When I returned from South America this January 2016, I began a series of monoprint  cards to sell in order to raise funds to purchase  Art supplies for a girl's orphanage in Ecuador. .

Last September( 2015)  I was commissioned to create a body of  art for a GIFT weekend in Austin Texas(  These "Goddesses" were inspired by my love of the work that Shematrix offers the world as well as for each woman showing up for the weekend. Creating the pieces was like a morning prayer, focusing on the women who would be present at the gathering . The pieces are 9"x14" and are mono prints/collage.