The water and beach have always
been a part of my life - where I have many, many memories.
It is always where I can figure things out .... and find solace.
As summer was drawing to an end in 2007
I began creating this Assemblage/Collage from treasures I had found on the beach and which brought
music to my soul and heart.
It is created by using gessoed canvas and core board. The main body of the art being on the core board.
Wood putty was applied with a pallet knife and dinner knife on the frame of the canvas, The drift wood was applied next; and, with
wood glue. Found papers included the musical notes for the song, itself; and rope and metal
that had washed in from the boats and ships were included as well. At intervals, and during the creative
process, spray adhesive was applied and sand from the beach sprinkled randomly over the piece. Just
as the lake wind blows the sand where ever it may be. And, of course many shades and shapes of
found beach glass added.
I have had many offers to buy it, but it is not for sale. Beach Music is always on
display in my studio and travels with me to every exhibit.