Friday, September 25, 2009

12x12 Artist: Marilyn Artus

In order to get prepared for the 12x12 Art Show and Sale September 26, I interviewed a few of the artists to find out a little more about their pieces and to delve into the mind of a 12x12 artist. I wanted to find out how these artists conceived of their 12x12 pieces and if the size limitation affected their concept or process. Here is what they had to say…

Marilyn Artus:

Reinventing a tradition that goes back through four generations of women in her family, Artus used needlework in her 12x12 piece, Healing, but in a completely unique way. Her works are vintage ephemera which she collages together on her computer. She then has the Giclee printed on canvas onto which she adds her needlepoint and paints any extra details needed to finish the piece. The size requirements of the 12x12 show were inspiring to Artus, who has continued to make pieces in the same format since finishing her piece for the show.

By guest blogger: Katie Seefeldt, Art Focus Oklahoma intern
See a preview of most of the 12x12 Artwork here.

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