2014 February 7th – March 7th
Live Art Show
1413 119th St, Whiting, IN 46394
My husband and I are currently showing 3 works at Studio 659 in Whiting, Indiana. The image above was a collaboration that is hanging in the gallery that was completed prior to the Live Art Event. The series of images are all names after planets from the book ‘Dune’ by Frank Herbert and we tried to represent them as best we could with abstract art.
Arrakis is the planet that is known as Dune but later called Rakis — it is a desert planet. The circular images were intended to appear as if there were multiple suns to show there would be extreme heat. We were not certain exactly how many suns were actually on this fictional planet but we know there are 3 moons.
The planet of Ecaz grows a plant called Fogwood which is favored by artists because it can shaped solely by human thought and was nicknamed ‘The Sculptor’s Paradise.” There are small images of plant life and the whole image shows plants unfurling.
Parmentier is a planet that we could not find much of a description of. The planet appears in the book Dune: The Battle of Corrin, but my husband has not read this book so does not know the description. We actually decided to imagine what the planet might look like due to the only thing we could find on the internet. We read that there was a river so we decided there would be some farm live and a little bit of greenery. You can see the farm field on the lower half of the right hand corner. Since there is life on this planet, in the distance on the horizon line we drew a city.
We had a fun time coming up with these images and they look better in person. If you get a chance go out and see them! If you are interested in purchase please contact the gallery at (219) 659-8828