Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mixed Media-Notes on a Dream







Notes on a Dream
was the title of my article in 
Somerset Studio
in the January/February issue
of this year..



Detail, Caterina Giglio, Waiting for the Rain.



and referred to the whole body of work
that I created for 
my last show...
The Naturalists' Notebook




Mixed Media, Caterina Giglio, 8 x 8 on cradled board, Waiting for the Rain.



as well as all the new pieces that you see here..




Mixed Media, Caterina Giglio, 8 x 8, cradled board, The Similarities of Life 



it isn't unusual dear reader for me to create
several more pieces in a particular series..
especially if the 
series
idea
haunts me..







Detail from Love in a Mist, Caterina Giglio




as this one did..
the idea came to me in a dream..
and it would not let me go..




Love in a Mist, Caterina Giglio, Mixed Media, 8 x 8, cradled board.




each piece represents to me the 
the beautiful imperfection
of life and the ephemeral quality of nature.. 




The Eternality of Life, Caterina Giglio, Mixed Media, 5 x 5 cradled board.



but even more than that
they remind me to



A detail from The Eternality of Life, Caterina Giglio.



persevere..
to get up and resurface in joy..
my time may be short..






Caterina Giglio, Mixed Media on cradled board, 8 x 8, A Petition To Time.



my life, 
may be just a quick season long..




The Shape of Things, Caterina Giglio, Mixed Media, 5 x 7 cradled board.



but I can focus on the beauty 
around us, and as an artist,
I must..








it is simply my calling to
celebrate..

and to pass it on..





xox



14 comments:

Suzi Smith said...

This series is so touching Caterina... it triggers so much more dreaming looking into your images and reading your words. Beautiful <3

tgarrett said...

Thank you for sharing Cat. I love seeing these- Seeing the butterflies and other insects gives me hope for the spring here- which up here will be later April early May. beautiful work as always.

Claire said...

I loved your piece in Somerset mag, and I LOVE these pieces, and to learn the thoughts behind them...
Thank you xx

Caterina Giglio said...

Dear Suzi, thanks so much for stopping in and leaving a comment!! Thank you, dear heart!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Oh, Terry, I so pray that house of yours sells quickly and you two can head out to the west soon. Thanks for being such a great support!! sending you WARM wishes and love and hugs!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

oh, my dear Claire!! thank you so much, so happy you liked the article and the work, I am just smitten with the texture and the transparency of the insects. Thanks for reading the blog.. it makes me want to write more!! xo

Dorthe said...

They are so fabulous, dear Cat, so filled with the natures beauty, the grace of the butterflies, and their fragility, paired with strength- wonderfully caught in your creations- I love them all !!

Hugs from Dorthe

Caterina Giglio said...

Dorthe, dear one, thank you so much, I sincerely appreciate that!! thank you so much for stopping by! Your support means so much to me!! xoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have NO idea how I missed this, because these photos and wonderful art take my breath away. I especially like A Petition To Time," although I have a few other favorites, too. Such beautiful art that blends beautifully with your words of wisdom.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I find some series demand more time and I can see you have followed your muse's invitation. Beautiful expression here!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Dr. E, I am so glad you like Petition, it is a good piece, it was after I made it that I realized that the poem was speaking to the organic nature of life, and that was so sweet. Thanks for stopping by, I so appreciate you!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Mary Ann, I totally agree with you, many artists don't work in a series, but you and I speak the same language.. for me, I get stuck on an idea and then I have to chew on the possibilities.. thank you dearheart!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful!

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