42c) When Paths Cross-Jane Langenfeld

Patron: the alexis PROJECT

Families & Friends in Memory of Alexis Calfee and Chris Oberg…taken too soon by a drunk driver

The idea of this design stemmed from the belief that people come into one’s life for a reason, even if only for a season.  As an art educator, I have had many students cross my path.  It is my hope that when students crossed my path, their lives were enriched by the experience of art that I facilitated.

There are more students who have crossed my path than I can possibly count, but each of them have left a mark on my heart, proved the powerful effects of art, and reminded me that I am living out my favorite quote by Robert Henri.  “The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes are inevitable”.

Design details:

The heart will be painted on in layers of Gelli printed textures with lighter colors under areas of intersections.  The paths were printed on with found objects but I plan to use stamps of actual tennis shoes and bicycle wheels instead to make it more understandable and visually pleasing.

Gelli printing is a form of mono printing – so this design shows the general style I’m going for but exact replication is nearly impossible.