October 2018 Currents


oct 2018 circle s

circle stops, becomes
a point that reappears, falls
evasive, rilling

dancing with currents, a leaf–
pausing on the patterned wind

It took me quite awhile to do my monthly grid.  I wanted to do very tiny squares, but I kind of lost control of the amount.  I intended a small piece of work, but my intentions and results often have different ideas.  Also, I never realized how much uninterrupted time it takes just to go through my bins of cut up paper and decide what to use.  At any rate, it was conveniently finished in time to do a tanka for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, poet’s word choice.  I will pick rilling for one, and then currents.  That’s October 2018.

lg circle oct 18 s

I could have spent a lot more time messing around with these images in Photoshop, but unfortunately, or luckily, I didn’t have it.  So: two versions of October’s circular grid.  The first is done from a scanned image, the second from a photo (the entire collage wouldn’t fit in the scanner).  The color and texture are totally different. Light has many ways of changing what we see.

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27 responses to “October 2018 Currents”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    I like the top image with the circles that connect–never ending currents. It’s so funny that I see this from you this morning because last night I was thinking about you. We saw the film “The Endless.” It’s on Netflix. I don’t know if it’s your type of movie or not, but we liked it–and without giving anything away, let’s just say circles and time are important. 😉

    This has been a difficult couple of weeks to get anything done!

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  2. Jane Dougherty says :

    ‘a leaf–
    pausing on the patterned wind’

    That is a beautiful phrase!

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  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says :

    The circles are mesmerizing… maybe the process of creation in circles has no true end.

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  4. rivrvlogr says :

    The texture of the paper lends itself to your leaf metaphor, and the circle seems drawn into the collage.

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  5. Frank Hubeny says :

    I like that pausing leaf and those patterned winds.

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  6. Grace says :

    The cycle for me is never-ending, a puzzle in itself.

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  7. Gina says :

    a point that keeps reappearing, much like the routines in life that keep us on track in that never ending cycle. your imagery from words had me replaying some moments in my mind. very very good lines of reflection here.

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  8. Colleen Chesebro says :

    I love the circle as an analogy – Never ending life or cycles, even the idea that a circle has many small sides… It was the leaf that really caught my attention as if it was just a passing moment in time. Your artwork makes me think of the patchwork of our lives. Splendid! I always pick up philosophical vibes from your work. Makes my week! ❤

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  9. Carol A. More says :

    These are great. When you say they became a ‘bigger’ work than expected or planned, how big is big?

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    • memadtwo says :

      Well I was intending something really tiny, less than 4 inches. It’s more like 16. So not big in the larger scheme of things, but much different than my original intent. Sometimes I just can’t stop cutting and pasting.


  10. Sharon Mann says :

    I like the depth of the grids. Every time I look I see something different.

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  11. Vashti Q says :

    I enjoyed your Tanka. Very interesting artwork it looks pixelated and I do see the bony frame of the leaves in the background. You’re very creative with your art and words. 😀

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