Good artists copy. Great artists steal.
attributed to Picasso
At our fall planning meeting, we discussed how to honour our esteemed founding member, Enid Baker, who passed away in the fall of 2019. There hasn’t been a challenge without Enid. It seems fitting to remember by incorporating something symbolic of our friendship with Enid. I like to talk art in general so telling what icons I’m using is part of my fun. In the Ripoff Artist group Enid used 2 main media, quilting and painting. In the Harris Lawrence challenge, she painted three artworks in three different styles! She honed her art quilting skills with the much talented Fabricators quilting group. No more suspense: I will somehow incorporate a sewing needle, a paintbrush and a swirl of purple, which is a hair colouring trend Enid started years ago.
Our featured dead artist for July 2020 is Marc Chagall and “Blue Circus”, the Tate painting. Chagall used symbols known only to him in his works. It was enough for him to work in this personal manner. This was an ‘aha!’ moment for me when I read this in my research about Chagall. How serendipitously did we match our dead artist in the spirit of using symbols! I have high hopes for this July’s challenge at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre.