Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Work...Postcards for Sophie Munns' "Homage to the Seed"



Mixed media on vintage postcard
3 1/2" x 5 1/2"

One or more of these little mixed media collages are about to be shipped off to Australia to join those of other bloggers from around the world who have responded to Sophie Munns' invitation to pay homage to seeds. Sophie's in the middle of a year-long residency at the Brisbane Botanical Garden where she is using art to bring awareness to the general public of the critical need to preserve plant biodiversity.  (If you're interested in participating, head over to her blog immediately because the "show" is about to go up.)

 Mixed media on vintage postcard

With the exception of the white and dark brown portions of the flower, above, virtually all of the glued elements on these cards are the end result of assorted rubbings that I did of a discarded piece of linoleum  my sister gave me last week. I found it more than a little challenging to work at this scale, but I seemed to have better  luck when I simplified the designs. 
 
Linoleum rubbing - Prismacolor on paper
 

Mixed media on vintage postcard

No doubt there will be some fabulous submissions and I am looking forward to seeing those that Sophie posts on her blog.  By the way, when you visit Sophie's blog, be sure to link to her Studio Archives,  since that's where all her own wonderful art is featured.  :)  

12 comments:

Mary Zeran said...

Gorgeous Gloria! Thank you for sharing and I look forward to the post of the show!

Gloria Freshley said...

Thanks for taking a look, Mary. I just visited Sophie's blog and she has already posted several lovely postcard images!

Mary Zeran said...

You have been awarded a Versatile Blogger Award for you passion, persistence, and commitment! Here is the link:http://maryzeran.blogspot.com

xxxoo
Mary

Gloria Freshley said...

Mary, Thank you! I'm very honored!! Truly -- and I will respond more fully in a post later this weekend. Best...

Sophie Munns said...

WOW....Gloria ...these are spectacular!

I might print one off and add a link to your blog until the real ones arrive....just so you have a presense in the show!!!
they are divine!

Thank you so much Gloria!
Sophie
hi to Mary!

Gloria Freshley said...

Hi Sophie, Feel free to do so. And by the way, I did end up sending all three to you, so choose whichever you would like. I apologize for the fact that I basically "stuffed" them in their mailer in an attempt to make it to the post office before it closed. Indeed, the packaging/presentation of them was downright mundane! Lots of wonderful images coming to you from around the globe which is very exciting! Best..

Gloria Freshley said...

Oh, and Sophie....thanks for looking and commenting, and a big thank you for taking on this project. Kudos to you!

fingerstothebone said...

Hi Gloria --

Thank you so much for your note. Saw your show at 114 not so long ago, very refreshingly beautiful...I guess you have the right name for it!

I see you have a connection to Colleen Hayward. I don't know her, but was in Seattle in April, and her show at Catherine Person was one of my favorites.

fingerstothebone said...

Oh wait, I meant to add that I love that you're doing a seed pod thing too.

em said...

gloria, i submitted postcards as well, but mine were not near as nice as yours. it was such fun to do, though! good luck with your submission!

Gloria Freshley said...

Ah, but Em, I saw the photos you were intending to send and I thought they were perfect and lovely! I'm not much of a competitor...just wanted to participate in the positive effort.

Gloria Freshley said...

Shu Ju, thanks very much for stopping by and for your input about my show. (A big thank you for going!!) Lucky you, for also seeing Colleen's show!!