March 16, 2013

DC No. 96: Willow

"Sensing Spring"
woodcut silhouette on braille | collage 
 8 x 5 inches

For this week's challenge I moved beyond my initial ideas and chose to share what are the rearranged scraps from my first response. The collage is  concise and an economic design. It gets at the heart of spring, too—grays into greens.  

Artist Carole Reid hosted this week's challenge with her spring-inspired theme, willow. Enjoy all the drawing challenge contributions at her blog.


Carole Reid said...

Emily, this is fascinating in structure, idea, and colour! Did you follow through on your initial idea as well?
I have some books of braille that are waiting for me to use......maybe that would make a good drawing challenge! xo Carole

Unknown said...

Emily, I admire the spare and economic design of this piece you made. Really cuts to the heart of spring in the north, for me.

Unknown said...

Emily this is strong. Simple. Like a tree. A willow perhaps. I like this art a lot and the thinking behind it. The braille background gives good texture hey? Great ideas in this piece. Love. love. love. N, xo

nadine paduart said...

very clever... i like the textural contrast very much.

renilde said...

just like i want to touch the catkins on the willow tree i want to touch tis work, the green is so hopefull,
quirky and fine work Emily, xx

tanïa said...

Fascinating! I don't know why, but I had to think of those metal pins inside a barrel organ or musical box...strange, isn't it? Encoded music in your artwork...

Unknown said...

very strong work, so clever! like it very much!

Cindi said...

The three dimensional and tactile nature of this is very compelling and intriguing! Very nice! Cindi

Ariane Reichardt said...

Exciting art piece, dear Emily!
and how you have named it... great! Here in Hamburg it is snowing and Spring seems far away... but the birds know best... they are singing.

The positive and negaive effect of braille and holes is just stunning. Like it very much!


mano said...

hi emily, I love this work so much - great interpretation of our theme!
and your moon from the last dc is fascinating!
:)) mano