Thursday, July 5, 2012

'May' on it's way...


I finally got the "May" tapestry mounted, packed, and shipped off to California. It is to be in the Leader's exhibit at Convergence 2012. As I was mounting it, I wondered why I chose it to send for that exhibit? It is certainly not one of my most 'impressive' tapestries. In fact, it is a very simple, small, quiet piece. It will undoubtedly get 'lost' among a sea of very impressive works by the other conference leaders. But I think that may be why I chose it.... I am teaching a design seminar, and I want to stress to the students that designs need not be 'impressive' or huge in concept or technique, for the design to express what the artist wants to say. This tapestry is about the relatively quiet, simple in-between-seasons month of May. It says what I wanted it to say.

3 comments:

Mary said...

I especially love the sky. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with the class. Still jealous that it is on the other side of the world. But I suppose I could be in the next state and it might be too far away.

Sara said...

I love that sky! It's a lovely piece overall too, in a quiet way, very soothing.

Good luck and have fun at Convergence! Please take pictures and tell us all about it :).

K Spoering said...

Thanks, Mary and Sara. I'm glad you like the sky. I've been a bit obsessed about sky and water lately, so wanted to try to weave a calm sky. Next may be a not- calm one!