Gina Smith Caswell, Meg Ingraham and Christine O’Dea
Gina Smith Caswell
The Hydrangeas Series: Drawings & Paintings
This series started with the desire to go back to the basics – drawing. And to go back to a subject matter I love – flowers. The drawings are done on a variety of papers, the textures and colors of which added to the fun of the drawing process.
I also decided to focus my attention on only one flower – the hydrangea. I like the three dimensional depth I could explore with this flower. Along with the drawings, I explored the hydrangea flower in oil paint.
Bead for Life Party, Sunday, Dec 4, 1 to 4 pm, please come help the women of Uganda by purchasing their beaded necklaces and bracelets.
There is a yearning in me for a moment of calm, a second of peace. These works are my way of giving one glimpse of release from the pressure of life.
In Christine O’Dea’s new ceramic/mixed media install-ation, the simultaneous elements of both impermanence and constancy are of interest. Combining clay, found objects, roots, and rust, she ponders the path of the life cycle, how people move through pain and peace, and what resides as we change, grow, live and die.