Rolling Along by Ashby carlisle

Rolling Along

Rolling Along by Ashby carlisle

 

 

 

 

“Rolling Along” moves in and out of seasons marking the flow of time.  I began this piece in the summer to be part of the fall works, but it made its way into winter to span three seasons.  These months were a time of drought and the trees produced an overwhelming abundance of fruit and seed.  In January many branches were still bending to the ground heavy laden with fruit. Discussing this phenomenon with a farmer friend, she explained that the plant world goes into hyper-production mode in times of stress as a survival mechanism.  Pondering this process lead me think about how well we adapt and keep rolling along.  This experience informed my color palette and creation of plant forms. The colors are muted, soothing and flow in and out of each other.  The plants have clusters of bronze attachments referring to the abundant production.

 

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