The Power of One ~ Part 1

Happy 1st Day of Spring!

I Love Spring ~ Ink Drawing – © 2012 Dora Ficher

Spring is my favorite of all seasons. I get that feeling of energy all around me.

Talking about energy…I have the pleasure of working with my good friend Frumi Cohen this year on her yearly musical she does with the 6th grade at Plymouth Meeting Friends School. I have been helping out with the sound, the program, the sets etc…for many years. This year I have been with Frumi since the beginning, with the auditions back in January.

This year Frumi is documenting the whole process in a series of videos. I am filming the videos while she is directing the kids. I just film, not edit. Frumi herself is doing the editing. Following is the 1st video of this year’s play: “The Power of One” Here you can get an idea of what the Musical is about.

The Making of a Middle School Musical ~ Part 1

At the same time I decided to do an art project that would be related to this musical. That’s when I started doing My “Doors Series”.  I will be talking more in depth about this in future posts.

The 6th graders did an art project as well. They came to my studio 4 at a time with one of their teachers and they each did an encaustic piece related to the play.

Following are some photos of the 1st group at the studio. I was impressed at their enthusiasm of working with the encaustic medium.

More to follow next week

Email:    dora@doraficher.com
Phone:    215-680-0922
 
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915 Spring Garden St.
Studio #403
Philadelphia, PA. 19123

Door Series-Door 3

 

Door 3~ Mixed Media – Collage / Encaustic / Oil Sticks on panel 9×24 © 2012 Dora Ficher

As you recall, I am working on a series “Doors” which I paint on old cupboard panels. For this door I have used many found objects which I collage into the wax.You can see the hinges and some wood. I also used rusted nails and a keyhole.