MOTH 2022 Auction ITEM 001
Glide on Peace Train
Estimated Value: $225
by Lois Pendleton
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Mixed Media Triptych - 3 Birch Panels measuring 12" x 12" x 1.5"The lyrics for Cat Steven's "Peace Train" inspired this collage triptych. I chose to use a 3-panel format to give movement to the train as it comes out from "the edge of darkness" towards a wooded forest typical of the peaceful Northwest. The figures in the lefthand and middle panels express joy at the sound of the approaching Peace Train, and hope for moving beyond into one peaceful world.
Watch this video featuring Yusuf/Cat Stevens, and others from around the world, performing a powerful rendition of "Peace Train:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QpjR6-UuksWith the events going on in the world, especially in Ukraine, I hope my piece provides a sign of hope for "moving beyond."
“Collage” is a good metaphor that describes my life: the texture, the diversity and color. It also describes my primary art form, which I express in several different mediums: paper, glass and fiber.
It is a rare day that I step outside of my house without pocketing some unique found object that has good creative potential. “Reuse, repurpose, recycle” is my mantra. What might not be appropriate in one piece, often turns out to be a catalyst for the next body of work. The possibilities are endless and always nurture my creative process. I am always inspired by nature.