Photo by Karen D. Miller

Travel Friday

Where: Iceland- 2008

Inspiration:  The colours are AMAZING.  And it is Iceland so really, that in and of itself is inspirational.

 

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Every Friday in 2015 I am sharing a photo that I have taken somewhere that we have travelled.  My goal in looking back at these travel memories is to rekindle the inspiration that caused me to take the photos in the first place.

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Karen

Photo by Karen D. Miller

Undeveloped Memories

And it is finally done!   Here is my newest piece called “Undeveloped Memories.”  Each pane of the window frame is a separate panel and the entire finished piece measures 34.5″ x 31″.

This piece is an exploration of the concept of abstract memories: Who do our memories belong to and what makes an experience memorable?    What is the effect on a memory if its components are reordered and abstracted?  And lastly what is the effect on a captured memory if it is viewed by someone outside of the experience- what does the interpretation of the viewer bring to the understanding of the memory.

This piece will be at our group show in Toronto next week as well as at my solo exhibit in Ottawa this summer.

 

Karen

Photo by Karen D. Miller

Travel Friday

Where: Leamington, Ontario- 2013

Inspiration:  I think I’m a sucker for a great sunset.  And the orange outline on those dark clouds is just delicious.

 

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Every Friday in 2015 I am sharing a photo that I have taken somewhere that we have travelled.  My goal in looking back at these travel memories is to rekindle the inspiration that caused me to take the photos in the first place.

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Karen

Travel Friday

Where: Tilting (on Fogo Island), Newfoundland- 2013

Inspiration:  Traditional old Newfoundland buildings.  Picket fences.  Rowboats along the shore.  Perfect.

 

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Every Friday in 2015 I am sharing a photo that I have taken somewhere that we have travelled.  My goal in looking back at these travel memories is to rekindle the inspiration that caused me to take the photos in the first place.

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Karen

Oh look- a Blog Post!

I know, right- when was my last real blog post?

Rest assured I am still working hard over here.  In fact, every evening and naptime has been devoted to making art, designing art and working on advertising and paperwork for my upcoming solo shows.  Suffice to say I am crazy busy.  It is a good busy.  No, it is a great busy!  But it is busy nonetheless.

I have a whole list of pieces that I have roughly designed for my solo show in Ottawa in August.  So far I have one completed and am close to completing a second.  Phew.  Still lots to go but it is nice to have a couple under my belt.  The completed piece is called “Undeveloped Memories.”  It is currently at the framing stage and I can’t wait to see how it looks all together since it is six individual panels that will make up the one piece.

The piece I am working on now follows along the lines of my ongoing tree series.  Except it has a slight twist.  In fact, every piece that I am making for my Ottawa show is pushing the boundaries of what I have done before and is taking me out of my comfort zone in a big way.  These pieces are very different for me and not at all what I have made in the past.  Pushing the boundaries is hard, and scary.  But it is also seriously rewarding and make me very excited for the future of my work.

What this all means, though, is that for the next few months I won’t have a whole lot to show you here on the blog of what I am working on.  On the upside, though, come August I will have tons of new stuff to show you so hang in there!  🙂

In other news our group show in Toronto is almost here.

This is going to be a very beautiful show and the opening reception will be a great time to meet and chat with the artists.  (Unfortunately I won’t be at the opening, but the other five artists will be and you will still get a chance to see my work).  My new piece “Undeveloped Memories” will also be in this show.

 

Hope everything is great where you are!  Now I guess I better get back to work!  😉

 

Karen

Hooked fibre art by Karen D. Miller Photo by Karen D. Miller

Travel Friday

Where: Grand Manan, New Brunswick- 2011

Inspiration: Love the colours of this sunset and the way that Swallowtail lighthouse and the weirs out in the water are silhouetted.

 

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Every Friday in 2015 I am sharing a photo that I have taken somewhere that we have travelled.  My goal in looking back at these travel memories is to rekindle the inspiration that caused me to take the photos in the first place.

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Karen