I'm excited for the new Viewpoints' series, "Ithaka" which considers the poetry of C P Cavafy telling the story of Odysseus journey to his homeland. Filled with symbolism and metaphor, it inspired me to go back to the original works of Homer and reread some of the Odyssey. The last time I read it was over 50 years ago and I guess I have been on a bit of that journey myself. What has a cat got to do with any of this? I thought about how Homer repeatedly talks about the "rosy-f
I want to give myself a new life journey, start from the heart, and experience the feelings. Try new things, try to change thoughts, and create novel ideas. I have traveled to Greece, and the first work of this series starts from the memories of that trip. A series of explorations will be like a passionate sunflower, full of surprises. Size: W 107 x H 107 (cm) / W 42” x H 42” Materials: recycled fabrics, lace, artist’s dyed fabrics, metallic thread, embroidery floss, sequins,
by Lisa-Marie Sanders It started with free fabric; who could resist? I needed to have a piece of furniture reupholstered and at the shop was a cabinet of remnants. I asked the owner if she sold the remnants. She said yes but when she heard I wanted to use them in an artwork, she told me to take whatever I wanted. For free! Boy did I go crazy. To me, the poem Ithaka is profound and layered, and I want my work in this series to represent the depth and texture of the journey. Th
In the 1660s, Robert Hooke looked through a primitive microscope at a thinly cut piece of cork. He saw a series of walled boxes that reminded him of the tiny rooms, or cellula, occupied by monks. I plan to continue my journey inward in this series. Although this pattern resembles a macro image, it's actually totally abstract, and began life as a drawing on my iPad. Cellula, 40x33", 2022 silk, non wovens.