HollyDeanArtist: Often Medieval in Mood: Altered Perception

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Altered Perception

I blocked out two uninterrupted days of studio time last week to finish a painting I have been working on for an upcoming Ottawa Mixed Media Artists'exhibition. It came together very well and I am very pleased to share with you my latest work, "Altered Perception".

ALTERED PERCEPTION, 28" x 54", mixed media on multiple canvases, $3,500. CAD
I was inspired to work from an altered image of a detail from my last painting, "Weaveworld", which is the image I used on the front page of my website. What fun to create a large painting from a small part of another piece! Of course, the new painting took on a life of its own as I worked.

The theme of the OMMA Exhibition is "Everyday Patterns" and all artists were urged to take a closer look at everyday objects... just like a treasure hunt. I had SO many ideas (and still do). I settled on the dramatic imagery of a particularly ornate ceiling in the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England. My graphic depiction is an altered black & white study from a photograph I took in 2008, while visiting this amazing library. Just imagine being a student at Oxford and encountering this gorgeous architecture every day!

I am thrilled to report that "Altered Perception" was juried into the exhibition yesterday and you will be able to see it in "in the flesh" starting next Saturday in Perth, Ontario. And in my studio until this coming Thursday...

at "Gallery Perth"
located in Code's Mill, a heritage building located opposite Stewart's Park on the River Tay,
53 Herriott Street, Perth, Ontario
Saturday, September 17 to Saturday, October 15, 2011
VERNISSAGE: Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 2:00 to 5:00



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