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New Season, New Work

The end of the big calm is here.

Digital Image of Big Calm © copyright Tilton + Oeler

Big Calm (24 x 39 inches) Edition of 3 © Tilton + Oeler

The brightness and hustle of summer’s days lapse from water’s edge into the Big Calm – a time of quiet beauty celebrated at the edge of fall and again on the cusp of spring.

We’re excited our new work will be available at Edgewood Orchard in Fish Creek as they open for the new season Saturday, May 7 at 10am.  Light refreshments will be served.

Dave Tilton featured artist of week on Hahnemühle USA social media

Reverie featured image on Hahnemühle USA social media

Reverie (30 x 60 inches) Edition of 3 © Tilton + Oeler

Reverie (30 x 60 inches) Edition of 3 © Tilton + Oeler

noun (pl) -eries

1. an act or state of absent-minded daydreaming, a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream.
2. an instrumental music piece suggesting a dreamy or musing state.
3. (archaic) a fantastic, visionary, or impractical idea.

Reverie, one of our new collaborative pieces, captures the mood of an autumn afternoon daydream when golden sunlight filters through trees and leaves float on gentle breezes.  It will be featured on Hahnemühle USA’s social media during the week starting 2/22/16.

Hahnemühle is known worldwide for its fine art papers. Their highly awarded Digital FineArt Collection is the world market leader in high quality inkjet papers.  We love using Hahnemühle papers and are honored they selected Dave as their Featured Artist of the Week.

Check it out: Facebook
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The underlying structure of Reverie was inspired by Trance music, a genre of electronic music that evolved out of House, Techno and Ambient. Trance continues to influence a wide variety of popular music genres today.  Classic Trance is characterized by a 4/4 time signature with a tempo ranging from 125 to 150 beats per minute and beat/melodic phrasing that produces a very rhythmic, atmospheric quality.

Dave created the textural structure for Reverie based on a sawtooth waveform which is often used in Trance compositions.  Representational elements from several of Paula’s photographs were then worked into that structure to produce a dreamy sense of being lost in thought on a beautiful autumn afternoon. See our blog for more information on the techniques we use to create our work.

Hope you are having a wonderful winter season!

Dave and Paula
Carta StudioWorks


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Carta Notes captures updates from Carta StudioWorks authors: Dave Tilton, Paula Oeler, and, when we write together, Carta.