cutting corners

I didn’t like the colors, so I made this black and white.

Then cut corners, and added filters as a disguise.

In the first one, the corners are very distinct. In the second one, everything is layered and rotated over and over, so the stripes appear more blended.

Corners_BW_Sumie

Corners_BW_Layers

And another one in color.

Corners_Poised_sumie

lace studies

I’m enjoying the artwork of Tamara Gonzales today. Not a fiber artist, but an artist using fiber.

lace studies

Recently I have been spray painting through lace. This has allowed me to make paintings with an economy of surface that still contains my favorite things; Baroque churches; rose windows; altars; pattern; decoration; excess and gaudiness.

dilmage


A police mugshot of Dilma Rousseff from 1970. She was arrested in Sao Paulo on Jan. 16, 1970. (Reuters)


Newly sworn-in Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff poses for a picture at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)


Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech after being sworn in at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. Rousseff, a former rebel who was imprisoned and tortured during the nation’s 21-year military dictatorship, was sworn in as Brazil’s first female president Saturday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)