Battledore & Shuttlecock: the Game of Love

The 3-panel piece “Battledore & Shuttlecock:  the Game of Love” is back from the photographer and ready for framing.

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The lady’s dress received lots of detail.

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There were many ideas on how to handle to central panel:  red-winged black birds, seedlings and other animals were in the running.  In the end, I opted for the rather plaintive sight of shuttlecocks lost in the dirt. Battledore RH

Communication is an elusive goal.

   Battledore & Shuttlecock:  the Game of Love

Battledore & Shuttlecock: the Game of Love

Is it possible to really know one another?

 

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The Art of Keeping on Keeping on

Gardening, speaking gigs and an interminable kitchen rehab have meant no room in the garage to create large works for the show.  In the spirit of making the best meal you can out of what you have in the kitchen, I’m working on a 3-panel piece.  All the components fit easily onto the drafting table but the end result will give the impression of something larger.

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The work is in process.  So far I’ve got a lady with a racket on the left-hand side….

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...a man with a racket on the right-hand side…

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…And a field of corn with shuttlecocks in between.

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I’ll be adding lots of detail to the garments of the figures as well as inserting some sweet touches like butterflies and bees but, basically, the final work will look something like this, only with wooden frames.

I’m laboring away, half in love with the piece and half afraid of being exposed as a complete idiot.  This would be a worry if it weren’t so familiar.  My job is not to over-think things but to just keep on keeping on.

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