Speaking On Art #11
A CARNIVAL FOR THE ARTS
A r t w o r k
by Susan Holland
I’m proud to say that this is the 11th issue of Speaking on Art. Thank you to our current contributors and to those from past issues.
My most observant friends will notice that there is no date after the title for this issue. Because BlogCarnival.com, the site that our carnival has been organized through to date, is now defunct, all submissions now go directly to The Painter’s Tongue. I’ve decided to give myself a little flexibility by having the issues come out on a less fixed basis (monthly) but still as regularly as submissions will allow. In other words, I will post a new issue when there are sufficient submissions received to warrant it.
If there is a theme for this issue of Speaking On Art I think it would be one of “process”. Process comes in different forms. There is a process that allows one art movement to flow into a variation of it’s self or into something seemingly new. Process is also to art what meditation is to Buddhism; process can well up inside of one the love for what they do.
The materials and techniques of the artist form a sinuous bond with the ideas that forge their meanings through the artist’s hand. It is within this vein that I present the 11th issue of Speaking On Art.
O P I N I O N
Carole Guthrie presents Mannerists: The First Modern Artists?; “Perhaps this is a truer version of the chaos around the Crucifixion than the harmonious balance depicted in earlier Renaissance works of the same subject. As an abstract artist, I studied them more carefully and developed a respect for these rebels.”
Carole was recently selected as one of the guest artists in the 4th Annual Labor Day Exhibition at Cortile Gallery in Provincetown.
“I was born in Chicago, raised two sons in Illinois, before moving to New England. I went back to school to study art and got a BA with my son, Michael. I went to grad school in Boston, graduating in 1992. Went on to teach at Elms College in Chicopee, MA. My work as an art educator has taught me much. I show my work regularly throughout New England. Poetry is my next love, as is love for words. Cooking is another interest and travel certainly is high on the list.” Carole Guthrie
Cosmic Medium Art Blog presents The Red Berry Painting; “I kinda got hungry while painting this and almost finished the tomato. In my last post I noticed that most of my paintings were of people and thought that I needed a little change, so I picked some items from the back yard.”
“As you look into the heart of each of my paintings and drawings, you will begin to understand my desire that the viewer sees not only a captivating piece of art but also receives a message of hope, and a sense of God’s love for all good things. As an artist I aim to help other artists progress and evolve in everyday life through example and inspiration. One of my favored personal instincts is my never failing desire to create. As I learn more of the world around me, my eyes are opening up to creativity and inspiration everywhere.” L. Laura Burge
The Blog HollandArt Studio presents Sawdust & Ink / Looking; “My-son-in-law comes into the mess in my studio area and sees me sitting in a chair in the quiet looking toward the tables full of “stuff.” He says, “What are YOU doing?” I say, “Looking.”
“My joy is process…once the piece is done, it becomes a tangible record of my happy activities with and around the medium , whatever it is.” Susan Holland
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