- Father and Daughter Working Together
Nature to Ink, fabric and stories
I was always inspired by my Dad Roger, Spences artwork that he did by hand in ink. The artwork itself when you first look at it was decieving to the eye. It had to be pointed out what the art represented, thats what i loved about his work. The other thing was how he always did things in a circle which he had always said was the circle of life and how everything always seems to repeat itself in life. I had utilized my favourites of his designs and wrote stories about them. I used natural fabrics, dyes with contrasting vibrant colour for my interpetation of his works of art through applique design. Dad doesnt seem to interested in furthering his artwork so now I do my own applique designs first then the stories. The next step is to learn how to capture them on canvas or the same way dad did through hand drawing and ink.
- The art work below is my own work of applique, design and stories. I cannot wait to finish it with art work of the desgn done on canvas or ink.
- Black Widow Moon
Black widow moon magically spins its web to the rising of the sun. The morning dew glistens on the ghostly web. widows legs float gently across glowing almost iridescent master piece of life's net. As the wind blows and the widows work of art trembles there is a sense of fragileness, which couldnt be any further from the truth. While the fading of the sun and the coming of the new moon, black widow understands the time for rest is near. The web of lifes strength is replenished with the rising of the moon.
- Dragonfly’s Voice
The things we have seen from the beginning to present, changes in the land from lava to rock then from water to ice. Plant life to dinosaurs suddenly appears just to vanish to fossil and bone through out the years. We adapted to the air, moon, sun, stars and the rain. Along came the two legged that walked and were sane? This one we are puzzled for of all that we have seen. It all began when they created the machines. They think they are better than what ever existed before, destroying the land air and water through war. Why are they blind to not see what they do? Thinking they can control nature those arrogant fools. Taking things for granted we sure hope they will see. They ignore the past and the dragonfly’s voice. Listen to your children and give them a choice.
by Nadine Spence