Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Patterns - In the Studio

In the last few days in the studio, I’ve been swirling, twirling and spiraling around and around. I’m not dancing, although I am listening to music from jazz to celtic dance to Jimmy Buffet. I am working on my sculpture.

I’m working on masks in copper and aluminum screening. Both have been keeping me busy creating patterns of swirls, spirals and lines. And I love patterns. I love the rhythm, the repetition, the roundness. When I get the pattern that works, it just feels right.

Here are a few pictures of the patterns I’ve been creating on both of the masks I’m working on right now. One is a dragon mask done in copper using a repousse’ technique, the other mask is an aluminum mesh material and the pattern is created with acrylic paints.

Swirling and twirling…I just love patterns!


goldenbird said...

Beautiful patterns! And I love your taste in music :o)

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

Creative minds listen alike, eh? My musical tastes are certainly eclectic...classic rock to classical music and almost everything in between. Ok, except rap, disco and that awful angst-y pop that was so popular a while back.

Thanks...glad you like my twirls and swirls..they sure are fun to do!

Kim said...

I love the swirly patterns! Swirls and spirals are some of my favorite designs. Beautiful!

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

Thanks so much! I think that spirals and swirls pull us into them on an intuitive level. The designs go so far back in human history, don't they?

B Lana Steele said...

You work is creatively cool and the medium are very expressive to manipulate, keep up the unique work

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Mike Turner said...

Thanks so much for the creative support, sometimes I wonder why I work in such a thing as screening. But it gives me such an opportunity to sculpt and paint, too.