week 35: Patty Sgrecci

The Music

“Merging” (3:33 mins) © Helen Davey
(For dital harp and piano)

 

The Art

“Go with the Flow” © Patty Sgrecci
mixed media, (72 x 38 x 8 inches ) 
Private Collection 
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Patty Sgrecci  "Go with the Flow"

Patty Sgrecci “Go with the Flow”

 

Artists’ notes


Patty Sgrecci


My mobiles are studies in form, balance and motion. The kinetic drama is accentuated with positive and negative space, light, gravity, and air. 

Patty Sgrecci_Go with the Fow_detail

Patty Sgrecci’s “Go with the Fow”, detail

With a BFA in Fiber Arts I enjoy exploring a variety of mixed media, whether it’s cutting and carving wood or stitching hand painted rice papers. 

Light plays an integral part in my sculptures illuminating translucent papers and films accenting their colors and textures.

Wire, wood, acrylic and steel are some of the other elements that are often incorporated. My focus is finding the balance point where line and form resolve in a lyrical moving sculpture.

 The motion of water inspired this mobile. wood, wire, fiber. 

 

 

My Music

Helen Davey's Dittal Harp, made by Peter Kempster, Australia

Dital/Lever Harp


I enjoy Patty’s play of colours in this piece and the title inspired in me, the notion that subtle undercurrents tell us when to see things differently (when we’re going with the flow). It’s this “merging” into alternate ways of moving forward that highlights the choices we make.

I love the reflective processes involved in decision making and what leads us to them. Choosing harp to evoke Patty’s initial inspiration  – of water in motion – seemed the obvious choice, with lightweight cascades and ponderings on piano.

I didn’t want to weigh the music down with bass notes, so opted to stay in a treble range on both instruments.


Please feel free to share this around with people you think may be interested in cross arts ventures and/or leave a comment below.

Thanks for flowing through…
Helen

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