Club Creative Studio’s Feature Friday blog post: Inspired by wood.
Welcome to Club Creative Studio’s Feature Friday post. This week, I was inspired by wood. The Asbury Park, New Jersey Artist: Laura Petrovich-Cheney creates in mixed media and her work is part of a solo series at the Abington Art Center.
I can appreciate her love of texture and creations from found wood items. Gathering her art supplies from her daily walks and traveling adventures, Laura uses reclaimed wood pieces in a creative quilt-like way. Making small alterations to the wood she adds depth. You may find wood intentionally burned, impressed, sawed, pierced, or hacked not to mention processes such as casting or cleaving.
I immediately thought of the “crazy quilt” pattern when I first laid eyes on the irregular grid organized wood scraps. Her raised surfaces put dimension to that same material quality of a hand-made quilt. The recent tragic weather activity on the east coast has washed up interesting wood scrap treasures for Laura to consider in her art creations. So, if you are venturing out along the coastline for a walk, you may find this MFA holder in Studio Art, MS in Fashion Art, and BA in Fine Arts artist walking along side you. She will be the one gathering interesting scraps of found wood.
It seems upon looking closely to her art, she combines wood pieces from random finds and original objects. I was inspired to create future beads with similar random patterns and color combinations. Do you see the square with brown, sky blue and pumpkin orange colors in the first photo for example? I’d love to replicate that feeling in a few beads. Stay tuned as I attempt to incorporate the pattern or color choice into hand-rolled clay beads soon. You know that I will post pictures of my finished project here on the blog and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/clubcreativestudio. Thanks for stopping by and admiring this found art. Your comments are always welcome, especially if this technique strikes interest.