The Gainesville Fine Arts Association call for Abstract entries caught my attention.
The category was, I decided, the best category for me to start my wood art expression in a fine arts perspective.
The call was for artists to submit two Abstracts for display in the GFAA Gallery, from Oct. 24 to Nov. 18. In addition, each artist contributes an 8″ by 8″ artwork to GFAA for sale in a fundraiser for the organization.
I started the artistic process by reviewing the wood in my studio that I’ve stored for future projects. And I do have quite a bit of wood — from different kinds of trees (from Eastern Cedar to Maple) and of different sizes (from logs to small pieces).
How could I express myself as a maker of wood musical instruments through the medium of a wood abstract?
The resulting work is “Wood Winds.” The 18″ by 9″ work evolved organically as I realized the potential of several years of flute making to contribute to the Abstract.
My 8″ by 8″ work (the featured image of this post) is “Autumn.”
My Abstracts will be on display and sale at my vendor table at the Art Festival at Thornebrook, Oct. 21 and 22. The works will then be on display in the Abstract collection at the GFAA Gallery until Nov. 18.
Update: Autumn Abstract sold