Slice and Dice: My Earth Dissected – Frauke Palmer (Corridor Galleries)

On View May 11 – July 6

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 11 6:00PM – 8:00PM

My studio is the out of doors. That’s where I take my pictures, that’s where I find my inspiration, that’s where my ideas spring forth. Back home I sit in front of my computer and relive all those moments out in the desert hiking through the wide-open landscape learning about nature’s ways.

Rocks are a particular focus of mine, the large expanse of rock exposed in the deserts of Arizona, California, and Utah. Multicolored, etched with nature’s designs, they provide me with a palette of color and line that I incorporate into my quilts. Trees, their bark, their growth pattern add to the possibilities.

These elements come together through the use of the computer which allows me to slice and dice my images, layer them, adjust them, blend them, and manipulate them in myriad ways. What fun I have! And all the time I am reliving those precious moments during which I was out trekking through nature even though now I am just sitting at home and those exciting moments are but memories.

No matter what the future will bring and what challenges life throws at us, the rocks and trees will still be out there constantly changing and waiting, waiting for visitors, waiting for someone to come and notice them.