Friday, February 9, 2007

Calendar Series: 17th Month / Alphabet (1987)






















To my dismay, I realized that I don't have reproductions of the 14th, 15th or 16th month in this series. Two of them were sold before I had photographed them. The third is framed, thus not easy to photograph, and is in storage. The 14th month was called "City," the 15th month was called "Night," and the 16th month was called "Sound."

Look closely at the very top of the painting for a line of green symbols which didn't reproduce well. Or, better yet, enlarge the image.

Some people began to comment, on seeing photographs of these images, that they looked like they were made from fabric and were embroidered.

4 comments:

Lori Witzel said...

I love the "magic decoder ring" quality in these. There is also an element (speaking of fabric arts) that reminds me of the traditional art of the Huichol Indians.

http://www.indigoarts.com/
gallery_huicholart1.html

Yay! It's the weekend, and there's time for art!

:-)

am said...

Huichol Indian art and Kenneth Patchen's painted poems were influences during this time. My parents had a Huichol piece in their home. Kenneth Patchen must have seen Huichol art, too.

Your site is a daily inspiration. Thank you, Lori!

am said...

Kenneth Patchen's painted poems

Let's see if this works.

am said...

or this:

http://www.connectotel.com/patchen/patcal.html