Catherine Whall Smith is getting ready for “Turkey Day” and wonders about the idea of art being the sum of it’s parts. This is my 8th Thanksgiving post, last year I posted https://catherinewhallsmith.com/blog-2/page/2/. So much has happened since that post – I’m sure we have many stories to share – good and not so good – but in the spirit of being thankful I hope there are many things that you can reflect on and be thankful for this year. My Thanksgiving dinner this year will include a whole turkey and a turkey breast – to be sure there is plenty of meat to go around. The turkey is the sum of it’s many parts; the legs, wings, breast, white meat, dark meat, etc. Each one of us has a favorite part.
When I finished “Transfusion #3″ and posted; https://catherinewhallsmith.com/2017/08/31/catherine-whall-smith-is-indeed-back-in-her-studio/ – I was taken by it’s size (43H x 73W). But then I started to really look at the various design statements throughout this piece. I then photographed 12″ x12” sections of this quilt and decided to reproduce these ideas again in a smaller format. Kind of like deconstructing the whole into it’s parts. So far I have completed two of these 12×12 tops and will post some of those images soon.
Back to Thanksgiving 2017 – though the perfectly cooked whole turkey or completed whole quilt is a goal sometimes the “parts” can be more “tasty”. What is your favorite part or are you one of those “just give me some stuffing and gravy” addicts?
NOTE: The picture posted above is my Thanksgiving table 2016 – the scenic painting is a piece that I purchased from Barbara Lussier, a local artist who will be participating in the Artists’ Open Studio of Northeast Ct. – check out this link for more information https://www.aosct.org . So push yourself away from that table and get ready for some exercise by joining these artists in their studios and local venues.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU, YOUR FAMILY, AND FRIENDS!