Tuesday, July 10, 2012

washes over you.

I really love the piece of Kristy Bishop's in the small stories exhibit. The gradual shift in colors is so evocative and beautiful. When I pulled it out of the crate I just smiled with happiness.
Kristy seems to be going through a shift in her work becoming more and more abstract and subtle but if her newest works are any indication of where she is going it is a good place.

She says this about her newer work:

This series of work is about emotions that suddenly wash over you. The subtle changes in color gradation in each work represents the fluidity of emotion. I have been using circles and ovals for this series to reflect the growth and expansion of a feeling. I want the viewer to see the sudden burst of emotion. The pieces are left untitled so that what I felt while making each piece does not necessarily influence the emotions of the viewer.

Since I have had a lot of intense emotions as of late, the idea of "washing over you" sounds good, just like a wave they pass on. Her work moves me as it washes over your mind and visual experience with so much pleasure.

see more of her work here...

and follow her beautiful photographs of work in process over at her blog.

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

I had a chance to combine my two loves in life recently and had a two weeks' holiday in wonderful France, to which I had been before, and had loved so much. I took a little Renault rental car and headed off from Paris, to the Palace of Versailles, to Chartres then southward to sunny Provence, via the Auvergne region, with the Songs of the Auvergne playing repeated on the CD player.
Magnifique, comme toujours. I saw many art galleries and followed the footsteps of artists, like poor Vincent Van Gogh.
Back home all too soon, I ordered a canvas print from Wahooart, choosing this painting by C├ęzanne, to remember my trip by.