Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Life is not always black and white

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, Susi's theme of collage, I have an A3 piece, which is one of three inspired by the work of Enrico Baj, an Italian artist, writer and anarchist. I drew the figures on book pages, cut them out and collaged them onto a background painted with black gesso, into which I stamped to give some texture. I added the yellow border as a sign of hope,  something we always need, however dark the times may be.
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin:






I am sharing some more photos taken at the K21 Museum of modern art.
This was a film presentation, which was okay, but  not exciting, but I do love this photo of the three people sitting watching it:


The next presentations are from Chiharu Shiota, who says 
'All I was thinking about was connecting people's feelings with yarn.' 
She creates room filling installations made with wool thread, 
investing them with the memories of unknown people. 
The web of yarn protects the memories and catches them in a 
cocoon. I found it a bit scary to walk through the web, 
as everything seemed to be blurry:








Have a good day, take care,
and don't lose hope.
Thanks a lot for coming by, in hard times
we need each other more than ever!

36 comments:

  1. That's such amazing yarn art that Shiota created! That took a lot of imagination and creativity to think up these pieces.

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  2. Love what you have created and very fitting for the present political happenings. Nice photos from K21, too, although I do like your art better. Hugs Sarah

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  3. Lovely piece for PPF and such interesting art at the museum!

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  4. The yarn is insane! Wow. I reminded of walking through a haunted house.

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  5. Those museum photos are really cool. I bet it took forever to create those interesting and gorgeous fiber creations. I like how you showed them the day you posted your black and white art, which I really like too. :) Hugs-Erika

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  6. Das ist richtig cool gemacht Valerie! Gefällt mir sehr gut! Und diese Faden Installationen und Fadenbilder begeistern mich ebenfalls - toll ist Dir das Foto der Filmzuschauer gelungen- Kunstfoto in der Kunstgalerie--lol!!
    Hab einen schönen Donnerstag!!
    Bussi
    Susi

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  7. Your page is very meaningful and artistic Valerie.

    More wonderful art ideas to take in as well. To just be there and see these in real life must be amazing. Thank you for sharing them with us

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. Fantastically intricate art ... where would one start? Surprisingly I loved it!

    Cheer up! Things are never as bad as we imagine they will be. If we all make our own little sphere of influence as good, kind and as happy as we can for those around us, then that's the best we can hope to do.

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  9. A very striking page Valerie! A wonderful post too - I love the textile installation especially! Hugs, Chrisx

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  10. was für tolle seite,und die kunstbilder mit dem garn sind fantastisch.
    einen schönen tag,hier ist es sehr kalt und es schneit.

    hugs jenny

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  11. A very thought provoking page Valerie.
    Love the photos from the yarn exhibition, so unusual.
    Avril xx

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  12. I feel as if this entire entry was written with me in mind, although I know it wasn't. Still, I am looking for that hope on the edge of your art, and I can feel this is what many others are feeling today.

    I called my friend Sally, a true Hillary fan, yesterday and asked if she was planning to get drunk, or slit her wrists. She said she was thinking of moving to Canada. The people I feel the worst for are undocumented aliens and Syrians trying to find a home in what used to be "the land of the free." I hope HOPE is not just a four letter word today.

    BTW, that installation you walk through is spooky, atmospheric, and looks like it took a month to install! Glad you posted these photos today.

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    1. I'm glad you have understood what I was trying to express. A lot of people will be feeling very insecure and hopeless just now, and my heart goes out to them.

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  13. Gorgeous post Valerie! The web of yarn looks awesome. Goodness knows how long it took to make it. I really love the idea to protect the memories in a cocoon. Thanks for sharing!

    Gaby xo

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    1. Thanks, it was a very special installation.

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  14. A stunning and yet meaningful page. So much can be seen in the way you designed this page especially when reading the words you added.
    Loved the photos, the yarn. fibre, web exhibits look amazing.
    Yvonne xx

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  15. I love the theme of your post and the black and white. Suits my mood today. The piece is very striking and I also liked the exhibits -- especially that dress!

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  16. BRAVO! I admire your AJJ page greatly....not just the art but the quote too.

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  17. Your piece is so relevant today!

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  18. i admit i didn't pay much attention to your photos today because your art journal piece was so powerful brilliant and deep that i just had to hurry down here to the comment box. thank you for your beautiful work and for the yellow border of hope which we must always hold on to. xo

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  19. Fabulous thoughtful page, love it. Some great artwork to look at as well

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  20. What an interesting post. Your art journal piece is great and what amazing yarn art work, it feels very deep and has a super effect, a little spooky but also beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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  21. Very creative and powerful art piece, Valerie. hugs, teresa

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  22. Oh Valerie ♥ Your art today has touch my broken heart. I felt deep down that things would go this way...even though I prayed they wouldn't. I fear our future and the future of the world. HOPE is needed and hard work from those of us who know this is wrong in oh so many ways. The museum piece was amazing and so very surreal .... I can only imagine how it felt to be there in person. Thank you so much for sharing and I'm going to be doing some research on that artist ... I want to see more. Then I'll go back to making Mandalas until I can breathe right again. ♥

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  23. Love your fabulous banner...and wow powerful artwork.. Love your photos too thanks for sharing your beautiful self!

    Hugs Giggles

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  24. Wonderful piece today Valerie, really emotional and powerful message!! Interesting artwork from the gallery, sort of dark and twisty, cool. happy weekend :)

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  25. Your art is so powerful with a message that fits the times. The art in the museum is the type that draws me. I love the darkness of it. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. love the black and white and museum inspiration

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  27. I've always been a huge fan of black and white art. Thanks for showing us inside your museum.

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  28. Amazing yarn installations. Stunningly creative.

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  29. Black and white always looks stylish, arty and classy, you have covered all of those.xxx cuddles were awesome...xx {aNNie}

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  30. Wonderful art....so much detail and thought put into it! The black yarn with the blue door is stunning! It is a hopeful piece.

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  31. Very interesting collage with the black and white and the great message! Interesting exhibit, too - I think I would feel uncomfortable walking though it as well! Happy Sunday!

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  32. Your art piece is very powerful!! And, I love that yarn art! Wow! That would have been an experience!!

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  33. Your collage is spot on perfect! I think it is suitable for framing and really should be in one of those galleries you visit! Thank you for your powerful words and message of hope. I feel the need of it so much at tis time.

    Oh my Valerie, those webs are just, I can't even imagine the right words for this...but i would LOVE to see them in person! Outstanding art you share, both from your table and the galleries- thank you!
    huge hugs,Jackie

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