Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Night Birds...

This series of ten painted collages titled, "The Night Birds" has been in the works for a long time now. It has been difficult for me to get back in the swing of things and keep a regimented studio practice. That's why these are perhaps some of the most important works I've made to date – they are me coming back to what I love. As with many of my pieces, I spent a lot of time building up the surfaces with several layers of woven collage and dozens of washes of paint. You might recognize some of my older work embedded in the pieces. I like my pieces to have a depth of soul, layered thickly with a network of personal histories that unfurl slowly under close examination.

I could write much more on what I've been looking at, what I've been thinking, where I've drawn inspiration, what the meanings and symbolisms are, and how they should be viewed... but instead, I'll leave the pictures to do the talking.









21 comments:

Margot Potter said...

Andrew

These are stunning. I love them. You have the soul of a poet and a magician.

Love
Madge

TesoriTrovati said...

Your creativity know no limits! I love them all (I think of Lorelei with the owls!). You are so very talented in so many ways, and so freely giving of your inspirations. They have taken my breath away...

Enjoy the day!
Erin

Lorelei said...

breathe-taking.

and meaningful.

you should be so proud of these!

Gaea said...

These are so beautiful! I love that the birds have little color but the back ground is full of color and life. I can really focus on the birds but there is so much going on too!

diane hawkey said...

AWESOME! I love them.

AuntieAnnie said...

These are breathtaking and beautiful

Sheila said...

Yay! These are beautiful and magical looking. I'm glad to see some paintings/collages again!

Doug said...

Oh My Goddess! These are Beautiful! You artwork is amazing. I'm so proud to own an original of yours, from the early years. :)

YOU ROCK!

Joan Tucker said...
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Joan Tucker said...

Andrew, wonderful collages; great to see more of your soul. Joan T

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

Absolutely beautiful! Those backgrounds are to die for! Bravo!

Softflexgirl said...

These are really nice. I feel inspired. :)

Patti C. said...

Really, really nice, Andrew -- BTW, what size are they? Best, Patti

Cynthia Thornton said...

So beautiful! Ok, where's mine? If I'm painting that Munni doll for you, I need one!

Nicki said...

The second one made me think of a photo you posted a long time ago which shows the window of your appartment and the view (was it a rainy or snowy day? outside. Those are really nice. Nicki

Boodoggy said...

Those are wonderful. There is great spirit in these works.

Kitty said...

All I can say is WoW! Will you make these into prints???

Angie's Jewelry said...

They are beautiful !! You are very talented !!

kvk said...

Stunning, vibrant, lush. Methinks maybe they're self portraits.

Mana Moon Studios said...

I stopped by to thank you for your comments on my blog but was captured by your work; inspired by the depth and manner in which you described it - beautiful!
All the best ~ Sharon

sweet fine day/Jenna said...

these are really lovely andrew!