Friday, 11 January 2013

Next challenge: Encore

We are about mid-way between our last challenge, Threads, and our next, Encore. Michele chose this theme, and it allows us to re-visit a previous challenge and put a new spin on it. One of the options I am considering is a new approach to the challenge I chose: Structures.

When some of the Montreal members retreated to Dianne's cottage this past August, we stumbled upon a bay lined with dilapidated boathouses. Lauma Cenne, who is part of our text'art group, took some amazing photos. She focused on the textures of peeling paint, the reflections in the still water, the colours of the structures.

My photos were not as accomplished, but they recorded for me what I was after: interlocking shapes. I love this mix of the architectural and the organic. Architectural in the sense of built structures. Organic in that these were made with what was on hand, adapting to a scarcity of space, and now they have weathered and show their exposure to the elements.

I'm not yet committed to this idea. I will have to adapt it to a square format, for one thing. But it's under consideration.

Anyone else percolating on our next challenge?

1 comment:

  1. Heather, these are pretty amazing photographs as well. I think I may have taken photos at the same place one time with Dianne (or a similar one).

    There is nothing to stop you honing in on a smaller square area which has everything you are looking for.

    As for my own percolations...They are somewhere there in the back of my mind and surface now and again. But, as usual, I am bogged down with other things that need to be done for trade shows - can you believe, one is the Christmas 2013 range?!

    At least I have a couple of ideas and am not totally stumped.