Glorious Glass


Dale Chihuly , master glassmaker,  has come to Dallas!  Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum is a must see exhibit. This man-made spectacle consists of fifteen glass sculptures situated among the Arboretum’s sixty-six acres.  They soar into the air like this one, a blinding burst of colorful spikes wired to a tall armature.

Photo by Cecelia Feld

Some surprise you as you come upon them nestled in a small water garden. So much of Chihuly’s glass is brightly colored that seeing these white “macchia” forms placed among the lily pads is a nice change of pace and feels just right.

Photo by Cecelia Feld

Water is used as a setting as much as open space. Two skiffs, one filled with float balls, the other with wild and crazy shapes, sit on a small pond with White Rock Lake in the background. It’s easy to imagine Venice.

Photo by Cecelia Feld

There are sharp, reed-like spikes and gently curving Heron forms rising out of other small ponds.

Photo by Cecelia Feld

Photo by Cecelia Feld

Some sculptures resemble out- of- this -world flora.

Photo by Cecelia Feld

Or fantastical sea creatures.

Photo by Cecelia Feld

As you enter a more enclosed garden a sunburst atop a tall pole greets you. Brilliant reds, yellows and oranges bombard the senses. You stare in wonder. How can glass be so fragile, yet so strong?

Photo by Cecelia Feld

Photo by Cecelia Feld

Is this guy having a bad hair day?

There is no end to the surprises.

The exhibit runs through November 5, 2012. It’s worth multiple visits. The sculptures will look different by day or night and in different seasons.


Some of my recent work is currently in the exhibit “Collected Memories” which just opened at Mary Tomas Studio Gallery, Dallas.

Ready to go.

The operative word for this group of work is “re-purpose.” Same as “re-cycle.” Your choice. I have selected parts of my earlier collagraph and monotype prints, cut them up (yes!) and combined them to make a collage.

collagraph – a permanent collage of materials, inked and printed. Original.

monotype –  a one-of-a-kind print from an image drawn or painted on a plate such as plexiglass or metal. Original.

These collages incorporate parts of my digital photographs from the ongoing “Underfoot” series. The photos capture street markings from many different cities. I like their abstract quality.

This is one such photograph.

Underfoot #3775

Here is the combined photo + collage

#1232 Untitled, photo+collage, 24x20", 2010

Another photo.

Underfoot #7286

As part of the collage.

#1239 Untitled, photo+collage, 41.5 x 29.5", 2011

Here are a few more pieces in the show.

#1233 Untitled, photo+collage, 24x20", 2010

#1241 Untitled, photo+collage, 22x30", 2011

The lines, textures, shapes and colors of the “Underfoot” photos play off against the same qualities found in the collaged segments of prints.

Relationships – that’s what it’s about. And, serendipity. And, not getting hit when I stand in the street taking pictures.

The exhibit runs through June 9. Catch it if you can.





Art For You From Me

Summer is almost here (in Texas, anyway), which means my birthday is not far behind. September 25. No, you may not ask how old I’ll be (please don’t ask my kids). It’s a big number.

To celebrate the occasion I have decided to work on a project this summer which will enable you to add an original work of art by me to your collection.
Here’s the deal:
1. You donate at least $100.00 to your favorite charity. (Really small amount, isn’t it)?
2. You tell me the name of the charity and that you have made the donation. Send me your address.
3. I will send you a 4×6″ collage on 5×7″ paper. One collage per total donation.
4. You must make your donation and let me know by June 20. 
5. I will send the collage by the end of September.
What a win-win deal!  A worthy charity benefits and you get a Cecelia Feld original work of art.
I get the pleasure of giving back to everyone who has supported me in so many ways along my life’s artistic journey. What a great birthday present for me!
Let’s do it!
Here are 2 examples of my small collages from the “Spectrum 1-10” series.

#1221 Spectrum 8, collage, 6x4", 2009

#1222 Spectrum 9, collage 6x4", 2009 You can see more collages on my website.
Make sure a “mini” comes your way!