Spread #90- The Meeting Place April 13, 2010Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
My father told me something interesting once, he said that I’d want to marry the one who comes from many ‘places’, other than my own, that is of course if I long for an alluring life. Mind you, he meant that ‘differences enrich’ rather than the obvious ‘opposites attract’. That statement encompasses the way I grew up and the way I still do. It carries me to other aspects of my life too, to an attractive vision of how I strive to live it day by day. The meeting places of unlikely elements fascinate me. The matchmaking of things that supposedly do not ‘go together’ is magical; people, religions, cultures, languages, ideas, and concepts. Equally exciting is the pairing of tactile elements such as these; looks, styles, colors, textures, techniques, and materials. Magnetic happenings occur when you let go of the notion that things have to ‘go’ (who gets to decide anyway?). This spread was prompted by the meeting of three art journeyers; Rachel (pastels), Brian (sprayed stencils), and myself (ink, etc.) to share their ‘ways’ with others and create sheer magic. I believe in mixed media all the way, do you?