Before we entered gallery 414 I asked my guy what kind of art we would be seeing. He said from the picture it resembled water, and was abstract.
|When I looked at this piece I exclaimed,it's like a red velvet material. However, It's calming and serene, which is surprising for the color red. The artist Heidi Lingamfelter told me that she knows red can be so menacing. I exclaimed at the leaves. She explained how she collagraphed real leaves. Then she hand cut them.When I mentioned how time consuming that must've been. She said she did it on those snow days when we were trapped indoors.|
I found it interesting that the red color in the painting was the same shade of the corduroy jacket she was wearing.
|When I first saw Winter Rusiloski's work I told my guy, now this is the kind of art I like.|
|To me the orange color is like tiger stripes with curves spreading out into ripples like a pond.|
|In Winter's art I could see how she used her fingers to paint. There were scratch marks like fingernails.|
|Winter had elements of mixed media. Photographs of the Saginaw water tower and round bailed hay. She then repeated the circular shapes and the yellow color in paint.|
|Heidi's art has so much texture. You can't see in these photos.I stated that it reminded me of printmaking. Then I discovered that's what her master's degree is in.|
|The top half of this piece was like a tarry black asphalt road. The bottom layers of black & grey on top of each other in collage.|
|Heidi asked me if I'd ever tried printmaking. I said yes relief printmaking. I thought it was hard.|
|Heidi Lingamfelter photo source|