Newness, shiny, tangle, holding, reflection, needle, white.
These were the "guidelines" in the making of these paintings.
Tangle / holding / newness :: I turned to my Japanese crochet books - because doilies are tangled and because you hold them. Plus if you make them you get a chance to create something new. I see diagrams in these crochet books as road maps - they are so clearly delineated. I love that you don't need to read a language in order to understand them. If you understand the mark making then you can decipher them bit by bit.
Newness :: I chose to use the doilies that represented Winter and Spring in the books [they illustrate doilies for the 4 seasons]. Winter for the new year and Spring for new beginnings.
Heather Smith Jones:
I construct my paintings and drawings by using a delicate balance of choice and process.
In response to personal narrative and internal dialogue, to the push and pull of the compositions internal gravity, and to the medium of the paint or drawing materials, I project images and forms onto the surface. As I compose, I weave shapes through the picture plane, the gestures I record can read alternatively as flat or as dimensional and sculptural. I favor nature-based forms and rhythms and I am drawn to shapes that tangle, overlap, sit, lean and lay. In my most recent work, the monochromatic compositions balance between architectural and organic, painted and drawn, and formal and biomorphic.
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