I was selected as a participating artist for a SAQA Exhibition called "Earth Stories". Selected artists are to create two pieces - one to fill a 72" square display area and another to measure 12 x 14". The work is to be associated with a story relating to some organization that is working to help or improve our planet. My theme is Alternative Energy vs Fossil Fuels and my organization is ProCon.org. We were given a year to complete our works. The year has come and gone and I have done many trial pieces. I decided to use a collage of vivid handpainted sunset fabrics, overprinted with text from the ProCon.org website. I spent a lot of time getting the fossil fabric for the base to look right. I used an overhead projector to trace images of my photos of Wind Turbines onto the fabric. The wind turbines were then painted by hand.
This 75" + square piece has been hanging on my design wall for months. I have been fairly paralyzed - finding it overwhelming and intimidating. Just 3 weeks before the looming deadline - I decided to scrap the whole thing and start again from scratch! Yikes!