Commissioned Art: Transit

This summer I was commissioned to create two art pieces for a new medical building. The first piece, shown here after installation, is titled “Transit”.

"Transit" Mixed Media installation © Lynne Medsker
“Transit” Mixed Media installation © Lynne Medsker

Created with a series of six bicycle wheels, paint and wire each piece leads to the next, both with color and motion. Here is some of the process that I used during it’s creation:

After painting and fully assembling each of the six pieces, they were ready for the installation date! As they ended up being installed in a stairwell getting them up on the walls and arranged was quite a challenge. One that I left to someone with more experience and expertise on ladders and scaffolding! The arrangement was changed a few times, the top image is the final result. Five pieces run up the stairwell with a sixth piece hanging at the top on the landing. Here are some more pictures of the finished artwork:

Original configuration
Original configuration
Close up details
Close up details
Another detail image
Another detail image
Single piece on the landing at the top of the stairwell
Single piece on the landing at the top of the stairwell

Next blog post I’ll share the other commissioned artwork for this facility. Plus some other new artwork created with the same material…once I got into it, I just kept going!

Lynne

Backbeat!

"Backbeat" mixed media on three 24x36" wood panels, $495 each/$1195 set © lynne medsker

It seems I’ve got a bit of a musical theme going on lately in my artwork! After creating “Music in Motion” my next project, shown above, was titled “Backbeat”. Created on three 24×36″ wood panels, it includes multiple layers of paper, paint and miscellaneous objects. I was blessed with a multi-day stretch of time to work on these pieces non-stop so it seemed like they came together quickly. I’m going to show several images of the pieces as they progressed so you can get an idea of the process:

panels, covered with papers & sheet music @ lynne medsker
sewing pattern added on top of paper layer © lynne medsker
beginning to add 1st layer of watercolor © lynne medsker
2nd full layer of watercolor © lynne medsker
3rd layer of watercolor © lynne medsker
all three panels with watercolor layers added © lynne medsker
adding circular design with charcoal © lynne medsker
close-up of detail painting © lynne medsker
acrylic detail painting finished © lynne medsker
detail painting finished on all three panels © lynne medsker

The last step was to add some dimensional pieces to each panel, all circular, using painted 33 1/3 albums & CD’s, 45 records and plexiglass pieces.

 
finished panel © lynne medsker

These pieces are currently on display at Artistic Designs Gallery in Brownsburg, Indiana – drop in a see them in person, photos don’t do them justice!

More Composition Play…

I got so busy writing other posts I sort of forgot I hadn’t finished up with this topic yet! Ooops!  As I mentioned in my last composition post, these final images include one I really like, a couple that are “okay” and one, well, “meh!” The last three may get some more work done to them or they just may be chalked up to experimentation, the whole idea of playing with compositions was to see which ones appealed to me most!

original sketch, cruciform composition © lynne medsker
final image, cruciform composition (untitled) © lynne medsker
original sketch, circular composition © lynne medsker
final image (untitled) circular composition © lynne medsker
original sketch, triangular composition © lynne medsker
final image (untitled) triangular composition © lynne medsker

original sketch, low horizon/horizontal composition © lynne medsker

final image (untitled) low horizon/horizontal composition © lynne medsker

So, for now, that’s the end of that sort of play…although I’ve been using some of the things I discovered in my newer art – funny how that works. 🙂

Have a fabulous weekend!

Lynne