Friday, July 18, 2008

Layers of life- people's choice

This piece, BLOODLINES, (40"Wx30"H, mixed media) was one of the people's choice award winners in the Layers of Life show at the Franciscan Center. I just found out about the award today and I'm still a little amazed!

We also had to write a paragraph about it. Here's what I wrote:

Blood lines is built over layers of former paintings on a canvas I’ve owned for twenty years. Some areas are textured and impastoed with a variety of materials. It’s collaged with fabric, tissue, and photos of ancestors layered over a grid of horizontals and verticals with bits and pieces of debris from my studio life. The varied shapes and lines create a kind of map of territory that evolved over time. It is a continuum of history arranged in an intuitive composition.


Lonely Paul said...


Anonymous said...

oh, I like this one Viginia! The colors are cheerful and it's painted so confidently. I can see why it won People's Choice; would have been my unbiased choice too, honestly. I love the name and concept for the show too.

Virginia Wieringa said...

Thanks, Nikki!