Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Back from Woolwich





Iris's from my garden.
I'm surrounded by green in Woolwich, and it has made its way into the center panel of my installation.
(An interesting bit about green: I read that when Georgia O'Keeffe lived in New York state with Alfred Stieglitz, she had a breakdown, and attributed it partly to the green that was everywhere. She felt suffocated by it and detested it so much that she moved out west to get away from the verdant landscape and into a terrain with a completely different color pallet! Hmmm...I wonder what green represented for her?)
I, on the other hand, love it...

















So I worked on my installation in my home studio in Woolwich for three days. This is the center panel as of Sunday. I worked on it there all day yesterday, too, and it's changed quite a bit more. Will update today. Having a blog is a great way to chronicle the evolution of a piece! I can look back and see the changes, and see when I felt despair, and when I felt satisfied...
A good reminder that this is A PROCESS!

8 comments:

Susan Beauchemin said...

I really like how you can create something that looks interesting from a far and then up close you see it goes into layers of detail--back and back...and back!

Carol Anne Strange said...

Wonderful, Martha! Good to see the creativity flowing. :-)

Jeane said...

audible gasp! wonderful!

Jo-an Jacobus said...

I'd like to be able to stand with my nose right on the fabric and then take slow steps back and away. It's beautiful, Martha.

Don Gray said...

I see you starting to build some coherence into this complex group of images, as if you're the conductor of a diverse orchestra. Wonderful color.

Martha Miller said...

THANKYOU ALL for your kind words of support! It means alot to me - I have to head back to the studio asap - will write more later. Ha, Don - coherence - yes, I am tryyyying...

Morgaine said...

Beautiful work Martha, wonderful!
fancy Georgia O'Keeffe not being able to stand the green, its normally so good for people. I love it too:-)

Martha Miller said...

Thankyou, Morgaine! Me thinks it had more to do with her relationship...
Her life story is an interesting read!