Abstraction on the Colorado Plateau

We’re on a road trip! And have left the house sitters to deal with the skunks. (So far–three have been trapped and released far far away).
Anyway, this morning’s events included a visit to the museum in Flagstaff and an interesting collaborative show by glass blower George Averbeck & Serena Supplee. Her work is representational:

His is a more abstract response to the Colorado Plateau.

http://www.westofthemoongallery.com/George_Averbeck.html

This got me thinking…about Navajo rugs. The Burntwater style has apparently been around for decades, but in the past two days I’ve been noticing it everywhere–colorful, detailed, sadly unaffordable…


https://www.garlandsrugs.com/collections/burntwater-home

Navajo weaving also feels like an abstract response to the arid beauty of the Plateau.

Glass Fish haiga, haiku, tanka, and art

Every so often my blog does something odd–like show this piece from 2010 as having the most visitors yesterday. Nice to see this glass fish by Hiroshi Yamano.

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circling around
like the old year
upon the new…
a golden splash
of sunset

Mary Kendall

Fish skims air-water
amber clear light along gills
sun sparkles bubbles

Alicia Marie Rencountre-Da Silva

Anyone else want to add a haiku or short poem?

Canyons & Deserts in Glass

Peter Bremers Reflections from the West: Canyons and Deserts
Exhibition Dates: July 31 – August 30 Artist Reception: Fri, July 31, 2015, 5 – 7 Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 10 – 6; Sat, 10 – 5; Sundays by appointment
LewAllen Galleries
1613 Paseo de Peralta | Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.988.3250 http://www.lewallengalleries.com

Peter Bremers, Sunrise Over the Valley of the Gods, 2009, Kiln-cast Glass, 21x10x4
Sunrise Over the Valley of the Gods

Peter Bremers, Rim Rock Curve, 2014, Kiln-cast glass, 14x12x3
Rim Rock Curve

Peter Bremers, Petrified Forest, 2015, Kiln-cast Glass, 32x35x4.6
Petrified FOrest