Linda Fries

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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 1: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
OCT 12-13, HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
Hunters Point Shipyard, Bldg. 101
Galvez Ave and Donahue Street Room #2105
San Francisco, CA 94124
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Linda Fries has composed her new series "Local Color/Local Earth" entirely of earth pigments found in the San Francisco Bay Area. She collects soils during the rainy season, which she then dries, grinds by hand with a mortar and pestle, and finally mixes with the sap of a tree to make the paint. The earth pigments are never combined to create new colors. In fact the variety of colors you see all occur naturally. The beauty of these colors combine with subtle images from nature to create a vibrant, organic art form.