For some reason, this year the change of seasons has been on my mind alot. I'm not only keenly aware of the change in weather, but also thinking about rhythms, cycles and the ebb and flow of time. The heavy snows of winter have melted away finally and things are quickly beginning to turn green and come back up through the ground to begin anew. Coming to South Dakota only five years ago after decades of living in Florida, I am still astounded when the plants come back to life!
I've begun a new series of work, Season Cycles, focused on the four seasons. We're in the early stages of spring now and the first of many pieces have been posted in my shop (www.etsy.com/shop/missouribendstudio). The pieces will remain a consistent 5x5" with the idea that they can be mixed up a bit and shown in any combination of multiples. All are mixed media works on handmade paper, combining painting, drawing, embroidery, collage and beads, mounted on masonite and ready for hanging. The first in the series is shown below!