I came across the work of this interesting Australian mixed media artist, Veronica Cay, who brings together sculpture, textiles, drawing, and more into really engaging figures. The overall mood is almost painful, with figures being distorted, tired, and developed with subtle color. I really like the interplay of spontaneous marks and tones with a carefully planned structure. So much of art is balancing chaos and order, as is the nature of life. I like the Caryatids reference in Cay's work. Very mysterious, earth worn, and somewhat elegant despite the figures' awkward angles.
I have a new pattern ready to go and am seeing it in my mind. Hoping for continued artistic clarity as we move into springtime. Cheers!