Friday, December 28, 2012
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Saturday, September 29, 2012
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Friday, September 14, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Showing this cut out in NH adds nicely to the context of the piece. The image is of a rockslide in the southwest, as well as a featureless profile. In the state of NH those two things together must make one think of the old man on the mountain that is no longer. A natural formation at first, in the late decades of the 20th century the old man's profile had to be held in place by chains and bolts. When I found this out the profile became a joke to me. What did it matter if there was a naturally occurring profile there if its existence was no longer natural? When the old man's face finally fell off the mountain, I was tickled pink. Nature had won. The persistence of water and wind that formed the profile took it away. Rocks will fall, here and in the southwest - it is inevitable.
I'm very happy that the first showing of this piece is in NH.
Posted by Michele Lauriat at 11:35 AM
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Both are 30" x 22" - gouache and watercolor on paper
These are definitely influenced by the photos below. I like the distance that the photograph provides in these works. Even though I spent 5 days below the rim of the Grand Canyon, my understanding of it is still primarily through story and history - so the photos make sense.
Posted by Michele Lauriat at 10:53 PM