On The Crush List because…
At the end of a long day walking the fields, I found a new frame of mind.
The combination of actual still life items against painted settings has become a recent obsession of mine. I’ve been intending to affix little shelves or hooks to all of the two-dimensional art on my walls and then add a dried orange or a golden bell or a raku pot to the piece. It seems like a smart way to invigorate paintings that I still adore but have gone a bit stale and unseen.
So when I discovered Maria Teresa’s booth in the way way back of Arbor Field, her dimensional paintings leapt right out at me. A real linen curtain in front of the lovely seated lady. A billowing wire cage as Frida’ skirt, tied with mysterious offerings. A tattered, twiny, bewitching family tree. Bones and test tubes, sacks and threads, jewels and tassels and talismans. Yes.
Please excuse me while I go hang some hooks and shelves.