11.27.2011

Barbara Gilhooly

Barbara Gilhooly
Barbara Gilhooly
Barbara Gilhooly
Barbara Gilhooly
Barbara Gilhooly
Barbara Gilhooly
This is the work of Barbara Gilhooly, an American artist, who works on paper, wood panels, and makes wire sculptures. Her website is here. She also has a Flickr stream here. If you already know her work then just go and revisit her site for the pure joy of rolling around in all that color and pattern. I like her artist's statement because she describes in detail how she makes her work. I am getting more and more interested in the purity of creating a beautiful surface in my own work, so I relate to this approach. I was reading Katherine Kuh's The Artist's Voice  yesterday, and was interested to read Georgia O'Keeffe's comment that she was influenced by Arthur Dow because his one dominating idea was "to fill a space in a beautiful way". I think making art can be that simple. And isn't that a relief.

6 comments:

Teuvo Vehkalahti said...

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Joana Carvalho said...

OMG, I love Barbara's work as well, isn't it amazing? Thanks for writing about it and reminding me of how great she is!

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Many, many thanks for the introduction to Barbara Gilhooly! It is wonderful, a relief. I always enjoy seeing your lovely work. Best . . .

Tante B said...

Wow, what amazing work!! I love this post and yes, it´s a relief for me, too. I can´t help wanting to find beauty in everything. I would like to read this book!

Barbara said...

Lari,
Thank you for the post featuring my work. I appreciate the feedback and very much enjoyed seeing your work! I look forward to following your blog.
Barbara Gilhooly

Lari Washburn said...

Thanks everyone, and especially you Barbara for your wonderful work.

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