Press Release: Roundabout: Scenic Sojourns & Symbolic Circles

In the Gallery…at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
 

“Roundabout: Scenic Sojourns & Symbolic Circles”

Work by

Diane Gardner

and

Lynne Medsker

June 17  –  July 20

 

Diane – “Diane creatively expresses her love of the natural world through her photographs. Whether she is exploring the backroads of Ireland or Indiana, she uses her photographic skills and creativity to produce images that reflect her contemplative view of landscapes, animals and people. While she appreciates the many benefits of digital photography, Diane strives to capture the image she envisions with her camera, using minimal digital editing.”

ballyran © diane gardner
“Ballyran” © Diane Gardner

Lynne – “Creating art is the purpose of my life. It keeps my life in balance, letting me escape the tensions of the everyday world. No matter what method I am using, when I create I feel alive! My subject matter begins as images of nature but is transformed into the abstract. The final result is often highly detailed and layered in appearance. As I gain experience, not only artistically but in life as well, my artwork continues to evolve. It has become more complex, with more texture, detail and dimension. I challenge viewers to not only enjoy the imagery of my artwork but to find evidence of things hidden within, waiting to be discovered.”

waves of joy © lynne medsker
“Waves of Joy” © Lynne Medsker

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Commissioned Work, Roundabout

This piece of art took some twists & turns from it’s inception to completion, but ultimately it was a happy ending with the clients excited about it as well as myself.

"roundabout" finished work, installed
"roundabout" mixed media, 33x60", installed in clients home © lynne medsker

This was a fairly large piece of art, at least in my realm of creations, and was based on the composition of a smaller piece. Translating from small to large was a bit more of a challenge than I anticipated! One of the first pieces I made was the multi-colored, metallic strip that goes down the left side. Just for fun I created a composite image of how the color of the aluminum changes with each application of ink:

aluminum color steps © lynne medsker
aluminum coloring step-by-step © lynne medsker

Here’s another couple images of the work-in-progress, fairly far along:

roundabout, in progress © lynne medsker
work in progress, "roundabout" © lynne medsker
"roundabout" work in progress © lynne medsker
work in progress, "Roundabout" © lynne medsker

There were a few more layers of color/texture added to the background before it was framed and ready to hang. It was hung at the end of a hallway in my clients home, and made a great focal point!

"roundabout" install © lynne medsker
"Roundabout" installed © Lynne Medsker