On Saturday and Sunday, I attended a workshop taught by artist Shannon Weber in the hills just south of Eugene. I met Shannon during a recent gallery opening and subsequent artist talk at The Arts Center in Corvallis. She happened to be teaching a workshop that peaked my interest so I signed up. Little did I know I would be the only student in the class! I didn’t take this class with specific needs or requests, I wanted to play and learn how her approach could influence my own work. So that’s what we did. She set up specific exercises to see where my “light bulb” turned on. We played with roots, stems, branches, leaves, string, cordage, bark, wax, and so much more. I came away with new ideas of how to approach lighted forms and possible wall assemblages. Loads of things to mentally digest, plus a few items I need to purchase. The above image is a close-up of a panel I worked on (equisetum, cord, sea grass, bark). Please click on Shannon’s name above to see her work. It’s well worth it!
There were 2 miniature donkeys on site. Such soft noses! I fell in love, but realize they are not a pet for me. I can bet my husband is thrilled to hear that!