Sunday, January 20, 2013

Relevance of Older Work

Tender Revelations
Do you ever look at your older work and love it. I have saved a number of my older pieces because I can't let go of them.
I have traveled down several different paths since I started creating fiber art, back in the day.
This piece was created when I just started to paint all my own fabrics. I still love the energy and serenity in this work. The inspiration for this pieces is explained below.
Even though I made this piece in 2002, I feel it is still relevant and contemporary.
In fact, I find the current rules of some shows of not allowing work older than a certain time span, restrictive, because older work can be quite good.
Why not share works you love, even though they aren't new?
Description- All fabrics are created by the artist. Dyed, mono-printed, resist sprayed, sun printed, painted and stamped. Cottons, silk noil and organza. 
Intuitively curve- pieced and quilted.
31'x 23
Tender Reflections was enthused by reading the book, "After the Ecstasy, The Laundry" by Jack Kornfield. I was returning from a session at the Haystack School of Crafts in Deer Isle. Maine and listening to the book tape. I had to keep stopping to jot down notes in my journal. Tender Revelations  was inspired from this quote; " What can we expect when we enter the forest? To listen more deeply to the quiet. The first steps bring us amazements of tender revelations." 


Elaine said...

I totally agree about showing older works....I find some of the timelines regarding this issue a bit restrictive also.

magsramsay said...

Thanks for sharing - true art stands the test of time.

magsramsay said...

Thanks for sharing - true art is timeless.

Jan said...

It takes so long to make a tapestry, then it gets shown 2 or 3 times and I'm supposed to put it in a box or something? I understand they don't want shows that have stuff eveyone has seen already, but there is a lot of wonderful art that is not being shown......every now and then I find a show where they forgot to limit the age of the work, and I go for it. Just exhibited a tapestry that is 19 years old, and everyone loved it. It's one of my favorites.

Ginny Huber said...

I like this piece a lot as well as the story about its creation; just discovered your blog via Textile Study Group of NY site...

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