Another rainy day, another streetcar ride east on College Street.
Joanne Foletti is the artist who does the figures, the vitality of her line and the poses are very impressive. She is the one who has catered the affair along with a restaurant in the area. I am starved and her idea of a cardamom sesame apple cake (homemade) to accompany the wheel of brie, is such good compliment.
Noella Kyser is showing her mixed-medium work; work that is inspired by Rumi and to quote the Artist’s Statement influenced by Rumi: How will you know the difficulties of being human, if you’re always flying off to blue perfection?
Where will you plant your grief seeds?
We need ground to scrape & hoe-not the sky of unspecified desire. Rumi
Noella comments on her Art Collages “My Collages explore the theme of offerings …as an homage , as reverence for..
The bowl shape appears in several pieces, and is associated with both giving and receiving.
As the work progressed, the focus became mostly about the metaphor of planting seeds–as potential in a variety of grounds–Strength, Joy, Compassion, Courage, Love
The collages are done on mulberry paper, using pastels, found objects, and ceramic pieces.
Conversely, the watercolors are abstract, reflecting my love of the medium.