Wonderment Wednesday!

"Wonderment Wednesday" is the day I try to get out of the studio and visit Asheville.  Sometimes it is a hike to gather inspiration from Mother Nature.   Sometimes, it is going Downtown and feasting on the Art Deco influences in our City.   

But today, I went to the Wedge Studio in the River Arts District to see the transformational work of Frances Domingues.  She owns FD Design Studio and Gallery.

Now I love transformation!  For example, I take loose fiber, "floaty" as a cloud and transform them into hard vessels that look like glass.  Frances takes flat metal and creates magic.  She  calls it "Vibrational Oxidized Painting"  I've put a pic of one of the pieces I saw today, and a close up of the texture on one painting.  Frances' work mesmerized me.   

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There is an opening reception at the Wedge Foundation Cloud Room is on September 21,  2017, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  I cant wait!  

The only down side to my visit was that Frances wasn't there, so "Hello, Frances"!

So I called a guy about a vision....

In this, my artistic journey, I get my color inspiration from nature.  But melding that inspiration into a vessel?  That comes from inside, my soul and heart.  I suppose it is the voice of my "artistic muse" speaking to me.    

For a while I kept hearing "resin" in my head.  Mayhaps a nod from my surfing days?  The other day, that voice could not be ignored.  I called Stephen St. Claire.  His studio is in Asheville's River Arts District.  Stephen's work is utterly luminous.  The way he conveys light is pure magic!  

Spephen was so kind to look at my work and did indeed confirm that resin might work.  And it didn't hurt to hear him say the work is good.   That made my day, for sure.

Stop in and see Stephen's work at The Wedge Studio, 115 Roberts Street.