My apologies for not posting last week. My hometown, Elmira, NY, was struck by an F1 tornado last Thursday afternoon. This is most certainly not a common event for our area. The damage was widespread around the city. Many trees were literally twisted off or uprooted from the ground. I rode out the tornado in my basement studio, beneath one of my studio tables. I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't a bit terrified for about five minutes. Fortunately and amazingly there was no loss of life, although 16 homes are no longer fit for habitation. I had no power, Internet or electronic devices for a period of several days, thus no blog post. Unfortunately this also meant that I couldn't work in my studio once I had exhausted the charge in my two laptops. Now, I'm a little behind in preparing for my next show. Because I am behind, my studio is a whirl of it's own "creative tornatic activity". I have several pieces to finish. Needless to say it will be a nose to the grindstone kind of week for me. The piece at the left is one I finished today. It's title is In Rapunzel's Tower © 2012. It is another work in my Sticks, Stones and Bits of Bone Series. I really enjoy the contrast of texture in this work as well as the very balanced composition. Some pieces feel very satisfying when completed. This piece gives me that contentment. What does this piece evoke for you?
Debb VanDelinder is an artist working in Scanography (scanner photography)