Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Attracted to Geeks

Julie says, KAYA!

This month, we are teaching the kids about the artist, M.C. Escher. To prepare for the classes, a friend and I went over his Tessalations, which we will use to teach the kids. But as I wandered off to see some of his early works, I was attracted to one of his 1920 drawings, that has inspired me to do an LO. Well, I realize that the 2 men in my life are big Escher fans. The “Escher work” used to be my son Ian’s favorite thing to do when he was still at Montessori school – he did Escher work for weeks! I also recall that I was introduced to Escher when I first met my husband 19 years ago - that he was wearing a T shirt with Escher’s “reptile” print. Geeks!!

Wild West 1920 – M.C. Escher
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world's most famous graphic artists. His art is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world, as can be seen on the many web sites on the internet. He is most famous for his so-called impossible structures, such as Ascending and Descending, Relativity, his Transformation Prints, such as Metamorphosis I, Metamorphosis II and Metamorphosis III, Sky & Water I or Reptiles (www.mcescher.com).

Materials and Techniques Used:
Black cardstock painted with white acrylic paint; patterned paper, cut out and arranged in ascending order. Pink rhinestones as simple embellishment. Silver Creative Memories gel pen for journaling.

About Me:
Full time Mom to Ian and Sara Jade; wife to the loving, funny and handsome Jeff Philippine-born, living with my family in the US for almost 2 decades. Volunteer Art and Reading teacher in my kids’ classrooms. When not involved with kids, I work from home as President of my own HR and Knowledge Management International Consulting firm, and as hands-on partner of www.bookoto.com. Scrapbooking Cardmaking, Photography, Suzuki Music (piano and violin), and Interior Design (only of my own home) and cooking are great interests of mine. I just discovered that doodling and face painting are fun to do with kids while traveling.


Nita Ang said...

Very strong layout. The colors, visual texture... may dating sya. The brush strokes emanating from the focal point really honed in the attention sa picture. Moving :D

Lee i. said...

I love this. So unique and artsy. Great take on Escher. Galing din nung white brushes, bakit ako, I can't get my brush strokes to look like that. Masyado yata makapal. Hmmm....Any tips?