Each year that I’m invited to participate in the TakeAways fundraiser exhibit for Pajaro Valley Arts, I do a special series.  Because all the pieces for this show have a price cap, and the the pieces are replenished as they are sold, my working process is quite different from normal.  I’ve settled into something that I call “thinking out loud“.  The pieces aren’t exactly sketches, and they aren’t exactly macquettes for something bigger to come.  Instead, they are explorations of some themes in which I find myself currently interested.  I might take it further, or these series may be the end of it.  It’s an enjoyable process and it often leads me in new directions.

original artwork by Barbara Downs