I am taking an online class with Pamela Allen, About Style. I have learned a lot, both from Pamela and from the other students. Our first exercise was to choose a work of art, and reinterpret it in fabric, not slavishly copying it, but using the same color palette. I chose Aaron Bohrod's Venus. I couldn't figure out why
The last thing we had to do in lesson 1 was to make our own piece. I am very interested in historical themes. I had done a piece on Beowulf in the last class. It's kind of strange--I called it the ghost of Beowulf. Along the same lines, I decided to do a piece based on a dolmen, or platform tomb. I added a figure to it, and named it Watcher at the Portal Tomb. I'll post pictures about our cubist adventure in the next blog entry.