Haddonfield artist converts clutter into creations

Original article appeared in the Courier Post on October 19, 2014 Haddonfield artist converts clutter into creations Fran Gallun can look at the clutter on the top of her workbench — things like recycled yogurt cups holding water and paint brushes, tiny caps of watercolor paints, scraps of foil, faded photographs — and whip them […]

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Travels

Just this past March 2014, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Israel once again with the intention of spending part of the time doing artwork.

Friends there had encouraged me to visit the Negev, the southern part of the country, which is considered dry, rocky and arid. Especially, they said, the Ramon crater, which is a very large (25 miles long) area of beautiful rock formations, trails, colors of the desert. Just what I see and portray in my work.

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Thoughts on Depth and Flickering Depth

It was 2012 and I was very involved and engaged with using the old photos of Israel, as well as making more monotypes to see how they would fit into the mix.Depth I was working on a large piece, which later came to be called “Many Worlds”, and as I often do when blocked; I start another one (or two).

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