More About the Author
Polly M. Law
Following the precepts of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle- that one can know the velocity/direction or the location of a particle, but not both at the same time; and that observation changes the experiment- here's what I can tell you about myself:
I was born and raised in a small village in the midwest. I currently live in the mid-Hudson valley of New York. I worked for over 20 years doing art for advertising, mostly in New York City. So, a few changes in axis after extended periods at one set of coordinates; overall trend- to the North-Northeast.
My current work is about animation- or the possibility of it, color, texture, and how creativity can flourish within constraints. Animation in the sense of bringing alive inanimate materials or objects, not particularly the art form of cel or computer animation- at least not right now; but how figures articulate. Playing with color and texture for the total joy of giving those rods and cones a real workout. I enjoy the challenge of working within a certain level of constraint, limitations in the form of a restricted palette of materials, size limitations, thematic unity; it forces me to be more creative and makes the process a game-and an enjoyable one at that. I see my work as little theaters, each with its own proscenium, each bristling with potential.
I have been and continue to be influenced by nature, especially leaf forms; the Bloomsbury artists; the Greenman; Eyvind Earle, Charlie Harper, and Edward Bawdin. I learned about color and the play of color in close order, from my college study with the fiber artist Janet Taylor.
I have a cat, some books, some friends, a few teapots, many, many buttons and a lot of ideas banging around in my brain pan. I like working jigsaws, acrostics and crosswords but am not as good at Scrabble as you might suppose. I also knit and do needlepoint.
That is where I am right now- velocity/direction? Stay tuned.
To see more of my bricolage work please visit my site: http://buttonwoodart.com
My art on FaceBook: http://tinyurl.com/27lye2o
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