This grouping of my circular landscapes includes both monotype/
(monoprint) and mixed
media. They are drawn from the perspective of lying on the ground
and looking upward through tree branches to the sky beyond. As such
these works present a metaphor for spiritual growth and life, expressing
the platitude take a different perspective. The upward
movement toward the heavens is presented in the circular
format of a mandala
for meditation or as in the Oriental 'Enso'
In late 2005, representatives from the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
asked me to be one of 16 artists creating hand-painted or mixed
media cymbals to promote the 2005-2006 season and educational programs.
The challenge was immediate: although I use interplay between what
is and what only appears to be three-dimensional in my landscapes,
even creating some in actual three dimension; (See: Scape
Constructions) all involved working from an initial flat surface.
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details on this unique commission.