|Art collected by Edward Albee |
to be sold by Sotheby's
I have been pondering simplicity and simple pleasure's this week. In one of those moments of serendipity the image of art in Edward Albee's New York City apartment was the lead story in ArtDaily.org this morning. (If you want to see what is happening in the art world globally from exhibitions, auctions, archaeological digs through new museum appointments I highly recommend you subscribe.) The more I immerse myself in art and spend time deeply observing work that I connect with, the more I find myself leaning toward the power of simplicity.
The trajectory of Picasso's work fascinates me. It is hard to believe that at age 15 he could paint such a sophisticated self portrait and by 68 he could command your attention with a few simple lines and only a few colors.
|Self portrait by Picasso at age 15|
|Picasso's Bouquet of Peace painted 53 years later at age 68|
|Back of Picking Up the Pieces #4|
I enjoy the simple pleasure of searching through
my stash to choose something unexpected, yet
fitting to face the back or use for a sleeve.
This is where my mind drifted as I relished time spent, in the solitude of my studio, in a puddle of sunshine, stitching down the facing of Picking Up the Pieces #4.
1) Work on Picking Up the Pieces #4
2) Finish Picking Up the Pieces #1 and #3
3) Pot(s) made this week
4) Free motion quilting practice
I am now linking up to two blogs on Fridays. The first is Nina Marie's Off the Wall Fridays and the second is Free Motion Mavericks.