Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tripping with an Artist's Eye

Last week I went on vacation to Florida,
and here is what caught my eye in terms of artistic inspiration:

Aerial views of sinuous rivers and snowy fields
begging to be turned into quilt designs.


Strong lines:




Sunset colors
with bonus design lines:


Unusual view points:

Dave and me (with camera) reflected in glass of an outdoor aquarium.
African mask in hotel lobby:

This is one mask, 16 feet high and 240 pounds, and is worn by one dancer.

 




Here's the story behind the giant mask.
(Click for a bigger view.)





A smaller African mask.
Animals as life and as art,
in Disney's Animal Kingdom:





I hope you're inspired!

2 comments:

Wen Redmond said...

When one does art, the inner eye develops, like exercise for muscles.
It becomes strong and sensitive. Nice

Sherrie Spangler said...

Thanks, Wen. You're right about that inner artist's eye. Once it's developed, it changes your entire perspective. It's like putting on special glasses that reveal worlds within our world.