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New Series: Alice, Yoga

Alice, Yoga 1.  Christopher Shoup.  2014.

 

 

Alice, Yoga 2.  Christopher Shoup.  2014.

 

 

Alice, Yoga 3.  Christopher Shoup.  2014.

 

 

Alice, Yoga 4.  Christopher Shoup. 2014.

 

 

Alice, Yoga 5.  Christopher Shoup.  2014.

 

 

Alice, Yoga 6.  Christopher Shoup.  2014.

 

My 8 year old daughter, Alice, loves gymnastics and all things about moving and stretching her body.  I brought her to our local prairie preserve and captured her at sunset practicing her youthful and inspired yoga movements.  What I like most is the calm, spiritual nature of the work.  “Alice, Yoga” prints of 3 sizes can be viewed and purchased at http://christophershoup.zenfolio.com/p138339725.

Sundown over emergent prairie.

Sundown over emergent prairie #1.  Christopher Shoup.  2014. Sundown over emergent prairie #2.  Christopher Shoup.  2014. Sundown over emergent prairie #3.  Christopher Shoup.  2014. Sundown over emergent prairie #4.  Christopher Shoup.  2014. Sundown over emergent prairie #5.  Christopher Shoup.  2014. Sundown over emergent prairie #6.  Christopher Shoup.  2014.

This series of 6 constitutes my first serious work with the setting sun.  Each tessellation begins from photographs shot through my Canon AE1 35 mm at a prairie preserve in Bradley, Illinois.  Exceptional prints of this work available at: www.christophershoup.zenfolio.com.

The Industrial Revolution #1

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This is #1 of three in this series.  Latex and fine black ink on oak panel, 24 x 24 inches.  Shot 7/21/2014 in Kankakee County, Illinois.

 

Smoke on composite board

Smoke

I stored paint in my garage this past winter.  Preparing to use the paint for actual pieces, I started sketching with it on this surface and over a few days came up with these color combinations.

Early wall piece draft

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A future wall piece – two stories tall and reliant upon this two point perspective.  To be continually refined prior to undertaking it for real.

 

Primary draft with prismacolor markers

It’s my goal to post my work again.  This is a primary draft of a piece (inspired by my past year teaching environmental science).  I’ve worked out a far superior final draft.

Early piece found in files

Salina Storybook PhotoArtwork of this creek, displayed on a post in the creek.  From 2004.  “Horse Creek / Salina Township.”