Friday, September 17, 2010

12x12 Artist: Carolyn Faseler

Carolyn Faseler, Cherries Jubilee, Acrylic
Q: Tell us how you created this piece.

Faseler: I created this 12 x 12 piece, Cherries Jubilee, with no preconceived idea except my husband suggested I do something with cherries because we’ve been eating them like crazy since they’ve been available this summer. I usually start by brushing on several analogous colors like red, yellow, and orange.  From there I go on to shapes but let the work speak to me at all times for directions as to where and what. Drips, scraping, scratches, splatters, and many layers later I check to see if everything is working such as is there anything that I can fix or change or should I just leave it alone.  If something is wrong, I get the gesso out and go over the offending areas. Sometimes as in this case I add collage at the end.

Q: How is this work similar to or different from your other artwork?

Faseler: This work is similar to my recent work which is abstract. Squares, rectangles, and circles have interested me for several years. They’re ancient symbols and speak of a kind of universality that I try to attain.

Q: In what upcoming venues might audiences be able to see your work?

Faseler: I have a gallery show scheduled in September in the Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery in Lawton, Oklahoma.  The reception date is September 11, 2010, 7:00-9:00pm.  The show hangs through the end of October.  

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