Just what? It seems that baseball will be the last sport standing this year! With the strikes dooming the football and basketball seasons, it appears that baseball will finally recover the fans it lost when it had its own strike some years ago. It so happens that the baseball season coincides with our SFSA "art" season here in Santa Fe and as a veteran player on this field, I see some parallels. The winter training season has always been a really productive time for me, and excitement about the games to come continues almost unabated. The season starts slowly, is a little boring and allows time for making adjustments, trying new pitches,and building energy for the high season starting in July. That's when the fans really come out - the ones who love art and want to take it home to enjoy all year - not just as souvenirs, but outstanding hits! I've prepared a number of new "approaches" this year, some of which you've already seen, and now, another, works on paper.Two of them are here; all are up on my website. These are like the base hits: maybe they're not home-runs, but they may get me around the bases all the same. . I'm not a bettor, but I'm betting that by the play-offs in the fall, some big hits will have happened - check out Paintings-2011. Also not absolutely sure if a works-on-paper series called "Celestial Flight" has a place in my baseball metaphor, but take a look and see if you think it might!?
Til next time, Marianne