Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Travel Inspired Art

Hi again. How are you? Can you believe it's "Back to School" time already? Most schools here in southern Illinois will be back in session next Monday.  Since school is in the air, it seemed appropriate to share this piece today.

"In the Moment" measures 8"x10" and was created with collaged paper, a black ballpoint pen, and colored pencils on cradled hardboard.  Followers of this blog might recognize this piece, as it was based on a photograph that I shared a few weeks ago. This is one of my most favorite images from my Kenya trip and was taken during the Kid's Club that we helped to run at Raila School. (Read more about the trip here.)

The 7th grade boy I depicted (unfortunately I can't remember his name) was so involved in his artwork that he didn't even budge as I snapped away. I loved the way the light streamed through the ornate window panes and created a pattern on the table top. I was also drawn to the pop of green in the composition, supplied by the baseball cap. (My father-in-law brought brightly colored hats for all of the kids we worked with. They were a big hit!)

If you missed yesterday's blog post, check out another new figurative work here. 

Thanks for stopping! Ta-Ta for now.

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