Charlotte Street Foundation Open Studios weekend was just great. I was inspired by the work fellow artists put out, and felt thrilled to be a part of such creativity.
As much as I appreciated all the interest Umbratorium received, I have to admit that (hoping to not offend anybody who visited) the highlight of the event was Maya & Luka’s visit (I apologize to both of them if I misspelled their names). Maya & Luka came to check out the studio with their parents, and were very much interested in what my old-fashioned overhead projector had to offer. They are so creative and perceptive that they started experimenting right on the spot, which was simply a thrill for me!
Here are Maya & Luka during their studio visit:
They experimented with variety of materials. And Maya created a beautiful piece of work using some of the dry plants I have been saving for a project. It turned out, the little petals were waiting for Maya to come over and give them a new life on the projector.
Here’s the beautiful work by Maya:
I don’t need to say a word about the beauty this image exudes. The leaves take the form of a hummingbird, a dolphin, or a brush stroke of a sumi-o artist…depending on the imagination of the looker. Thank you Maya for your beautiful contribution to Umbratorium.
I want to thank Maya, Luka, and their parents along with everyone else who visited my studio during open studios weekend. You’re always welcome to drop by. Keep on inventing shadows!