Sunday, September 30, 2012

As I walked out of the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown PA one evening I took a picture of the back of the Mercer Museum with the beautiful reflections in the windows (top picture).   As I was thinking about reflection I remembered a piece I had just started and abandoned a few months before using fabric I had buried in the ground for three weeks and it had decayed...........the building was tonally similar to the fabric and so I put the two together, copying the picture on fabric and then embellishing with colored pencils.   This is not only reflection in the windows but reflection back to the past and old structures and crumbling fabric.   The eerie quality of the windows and the marks on the fabric that was buried interests me.    I hope this completes REFLECTION......    I am looking forward to the next WORD and challenge...........I love thinking about these things!

Can't wait to see what everyone else did......
Carol Esch


  1. What a beautiful image and great interpretation of Reflection! I also like the use of the buried fabric--I tried composting fabric once but left it too long and it was, well, composted beyond usefulness. And I love the Mercer Museum with its poured concrete walls--spent many hours there since we used to live near Doylestown.

  2. Carol, this is a wonderful twist on reflection. Nice combination of media. Simple design elements successfully rendered!

  3. I just love how you gathered so different elements and merged them into one successful piece. I feel like looking up to those windows !