Thursday, October 16, 2008

Inspiration from funny sources

I have an exhibit in two weeks in Takarazuka Japan. We are relaxing in Osaka, Japan tonight, having nearly killed ourselves getting ready to go. I had 16 new pieces photographed Monday AM. (whew!) They should show up on the web site pretty soon. A few things did not get finished but I am the only one who knows about them and I won't tell anybody.

In the airport today we saw something that inspired me greatly. It was a full wall pierced sculpture. At first I thought it was butterfly wings or something, but when we saw the whole thing it was clearly the bottom of Spanish dancers, done in the style of papel picado, the Mexican cut paper used for decorative banners. I have cut stencils in this style before and they are really great fun. Look at the interesting lattice pattern that ties the images together.

More from Japan and Thailand soon. All sorts of textile adventures await me!

1 comment:

Paula Scott said...

YAY!!!!! Congrats on finally doing a blog! Let me know if you want me to do a slide show of the class youtaught here last year and you can post it on your blog!
I'll be keeping track of you!