First Quarter: At Civil Twilight        Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”, 2016  For  Indigo Rising , I’ve chosen to spend a year focusing on a single garment. A blue polyester shirt acts as source material for 13 gouaches, which together allude to the waxing and waning moon. This is the fourth work in the series.      Artist Statement for Indigo Rising

First Quarter: At Civil Twilight
Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”, 2016

For Indigo Rising, I’ve chosen to spend a year focusing on a single garment. A blue polyester shirt acts as source material for 13 gouaches, which together allude to the waxing and waning moon. This is the fourth work in the series.

Artist Statement for Indigo Rising

    First Quarter: At Civil Twilight,  detail

First Quarter: At Civil Twilight, detail

   
  
 
  
    
  
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     Left: Indigo Rising Study , collage, 8”x 11”, 2016  Right: My source material, Anne’s old shirt

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Right: My source material, Anne’s old shirt

   
  
 
  
    
  
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          This image shows one - four of thirteen intended works, which will be displayed in a horizontal line. Each drawing measures 19.25” x 20” (20.5" x 21.25” when framed). Upon completion,  Indigo Rising  will span slightly more than 29 feet, representing the 29.5 days the moon takes to travel around the earth.      

 

 

 

This image shows one - four of thirteen intended works, which will be displayed in a horizontal line. Each drawing measures 19.25” x 20” (20.5" x 21.25” when framed). Upon completion, Indigo Rising will span slightly more than 29 feet, representing the 29.5 days the moon takes to travel around the earth.

 

  Waxing Gibbous: Points on the Terminator  Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”, 2017  The aesthetic parameters for the whole work are based on a set of calculations: the size of each painted still life is determined by the length of the night for each full moon in a year, while the scale of the actual pattern on the shirt varies according to the distance the moon is from the earth.

Waxing Gibbous: Points on the Terminator
Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”, 2017

The aesthetic parameters for the whole work are based on a set of calculations: the size of each painted still life is determined by the length of the night for each full moon in a year, while the scale of the actual pattern on the shirt varies according to the distance the moon is from the earth.

    Late Waxing Gibbous: The Sixth Refolding  Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”, 2017

Late Waxing Gibbous: The Sixth Refolding
Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”, 2017

      Full Moon: Mensis, Masah, and Mona  Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”5, 2017    This work represents the full moon on longest night of the year. As the moon’s illumination swells to full and back again to new, so do these depictions of Anne’s shirt cast as the moon.

Full Moon: Mensis, Masah, and Mona
Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”5, 2017

This work represents the full moon on longest night of the year. As the moon’s illumination swells to full and back again to new, so do these depictions of Anne’s shirt cast as the moon.

  Waning Gibbous: Tides Turning  Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”, 2017

Waning Gibbous: Tides Turning
Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”, 2017

    Late Waning Gibbous: Knowing Together  Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”, 2017

Late Waning Gibbous: Knowing Together
Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”, 2017

  Late Waning Gibbous: Knowing Together  Detail

Late Waning Gibbous: Knowing Together
Detail

  Third Quarter: Theia’s Kiss  Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”, 2017

Third Quarter: Theia’s Kiss
Gouache on paper, 19.25” x 20”, 2017

 The 13 total works.   Indigo Rising will hang in a line but is displayed here as a grid only for documentation purposes.

The 13 total works.

Indigo Rising will hang in a line but is displayed here as a grid only for documentation purposes.