Tuesday, August 31, 2010

You would think

that i have not been busy creating myself at least judging by my blog BUT actually i have been and am stacking up the projects...i could post almost every day without creating one thing....HOWEVER this weekend i went to a high school friend's show at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta in Inman Park. Whitespace Gallery is in an old converted garage in the garden of one of the old Victorian homes there.

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Today I am going to share some of her wonderful glowing artwork from the Not Biodegradeable show. Mery Lynn McCorkle has been working as a full time artist since graduating from UGA. She makes wonderful hmm paintings consisting of a layer of polymer impregnated rayon fabric and beads and an underlayment of paper representing the constellations. The beads spell out verses in Morse Code.

After polymerizing rayon fabric so that it is almost sheer she paints the reverse side of it with thinned opalescent and gold paints so that the rayon glimmers. Then
Mery Lynn cuts away the rayon layer with a small pair of mustache scissors to reveal stars on the paper underlay. The rayon layer is suspended over the painted paper layer, and beads are carefully strung on wire over the rayon to represent words in Morse Code.




The beginning of her new series....the circular structures are suspended polymerized rayon.

Alison Foshee was also a part of the exhibit. Each of these unique art works is on a small corrugated cardboard background similar to the kind common tacks are stuck too. This is an immense installation to big to contain in one photo.

Each card is covered with an assortment of pins ranging from flower head pins to HUGE push pins.
Look carefully and see if you can find old light brite bulbs turned into flowerettes.

Such charm for only $20 a card.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for sharing this. Mery Lynn's artwork is beautiful and it's made from something I have never even heard of...polymerized rayon. It's so unique and just fascinating to look at. Makes me want to learn more, about the artist and the process.