I told you last week, I am developing a new bead series but was wondering which art movement best described it. As a glass artist, my work is influenced by various art movements. If I had to describe a predominant style, it is Modern. I've even named one of my bead series Modern Folk Bird.
Often, I'm inspired by a pattern I've seen and want to recreate in glass. When I go to the torch, I first work on the technique to create . I've rarely recreated a pattern accurately and end up with something different. It may remind me of a specific style and that will send me off on a research project - determining exactly what art movement will describe the budding new bead series.
It becomes a bead in search of an art movement.
Modern and contemporary art is misunderstood but when you know the reasons and the ideas its trying to convey, it's so much more interesting and challenging. So I want to share some of the ideas and historical context behind Dadaism and Surrealism.
So read along with me and share your thoughts. I'm going to continue the free beads this week too. I need to clear out the studio to make room for the new bead series. Leave a comment and be entered in a drawing to win free beads.