Music: A Series
The original three pieces in the Music Series were created in traditional batik using hot wax on cotton for our guestroom at Overbrook in honor of Bill’s mother, who was a singer. My own original training was also in music, which has led me to explore the connections between musical and visual art. These pieces highlight three basic components of music; that is, melody, rhythm, and harmony. They seek to express these three musical elements in a visual form. I later used the same design ideas for two tapestries where these three elements were integrated into a single form. Later, I used the same basic designs for a three-part series in mosaic, where I used the musical term “Trio” for the title The original batiks were done in 1993. The tapestries were done in 1996-97. The mosaic was done in 2010.