I’ll be glad to welcome the saturated hues of summer. But, for now, I’m going to play with the color and light of the prairie palette.
One of the highlights of our trip to Omaha in April was discovering artist Vera Mercer. We stopped at The Boiler Room, a very cool restaurant in the Market District; I was instantly awed by the wall-sized still lifes. When I asked about the artwork, the manager encouraged me to take a full collection of the restaurant’s business cards, each one featuring a different Mercer photograph (the source of this collage).
Everything about the experience was inspiring – from the architecture and design of the subterranean bar to the delicious food and wine and the spellbinding art. All I can say is, seeing those photographs felt significant.
Another idea I like (see 12/365, Almost Abstract), is that of “found collage”. This picture, taken through glass inside Target Center, is a layering of the poster and the transposed reflections from lightboxes and advertisements in the skyway.