Friday, November 11, 2011

Some similarities.....

mexican design #3 by Roberta Warshaw
mexican design #3, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.

Lately my work in polymer clay has been feeling vaguely familiar to me. Now I see why. This is from a series of Mexican gouache paintings I did circa 1987-1990. At the time I was living in upstate New York and would get into the city often to visit the museums. I happened to see a wonderful show on ancient Mexican art and artifacts and many, many paintings were inspired by that visit.

You can see where my love of repetition of lines and forms has followed me into my polymer clay work. It is interesting to see how the medium may change but the ideas do not. The style follows throughout. It is fascinating since I have always believed that we have no control over our style. It is like our fingerprints.

3 comments:

saraz said...

You are so right. We have no control over style if we are doing authentic work. I love looking back at where things come from.

montucky said...

Very interesting!

Chris said...

Very nice! I definitely see the connection between your painting and your current work in polymer clay.