Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Face First at BIMA

These are the last few days of a wonderful exhibit at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, in Bainbridge, WA, (Oct. 12, 2019 - February 23, 2020) entitled "Face First: Group Exhibition."  The exhibit includes work by two dozen Puget Sound area artists whose work includes portraiture and the human face, in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, glass, mixed media and artist's books.  I am delighted that one of my recent books, "Great Modern Short Stories," was included in this outstanding exhibit.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

A Couple Recent Collage Exhibitions

The National Collage Society recently (November 4 - December 7, 2019) mounted its Annual Juried Show in the Cummings Gallery at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA.  I am honored that my collage "Mother" was included:

16"h x 13.75"w
(book & magazine scraps, gold-pigmented wax,
hand-cut lettering, watercolor pencils)

On exhibit locally, is my piece entitled "What Is." as part of Read Between the lines: NWCS and Cancer Lifeline Poets."  The collages in this exhibit were inspired by poems written by writing groups organized by Cancer Lifeline in Seattle.  My piece was inspired by a beautiful poem written by Sylvia Byrne Pollack entitled "Higher Education."

"What Is."
16"h x 12"h
(book & magazine scraps, gold-pigmented wax,
vintage buttons)

Monday, April 1, 2019

Water's Edge

The Whatcom Museum is hosting its third biennial Bellingham National 2019 Juried Art Exhibition, a lovely show entitled "Water's Edge: Landscapes for Today."  A wide variety of media are included, including Map 4 from a series of map collages I created last year:

I'm delighted to be included and urge you to drop into the Lightcatcher Building in Bellingham to take in this beautiful exhibit, which runs from February 2 - May 19, 2019.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Exhibition News

The Northwest Collage Society's summer show, called "Collage Squared," is currently on view at the Kenmore Art Gallery in City Hall, Kenmore, WA, through November 8, 2018.  All pieces are 12" x 12" square and mounted on deep wood panels with black sides.  The exhibit is lovely and the grid hanging is quite striking, well worth a visit.  I have two pieces hanging:

"Buttoned Up"

"Every Atom in Our Bodies Came From an Exploded Star"

Also opening this week, is the online exhibition of the National Collage Society, featuring some great pieces from all across the country.  Go here to see it.  NCS, thanks for including two of my pieces.

To Be a Man

Map 9

Friday, October 26, 2018

I've been lost in a Trumpian dystopia...

Back from a summer of delightful frivolity, and I felt obligated to complete another political book.  It was hard to work on (being forced to think about the meaning of Trump for hours while I worked...) but the book is done!  Rah, rah.

''Whither" is a unique altered book, 30 page, 12"h x 9"w.  The original book was a libretto for the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar," oddly appropriate to the subject matter.  Materials include book and magazine scraps, an American flag, tissue paper, pigmented, rubber stamped images and spray paint.  Here are the beginning pages:

More images are posted on my Flickr account, if you're interested.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Just Another School Shooting...

Will America...(Lynn Skordal, 2018)

Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, FL (2018), 17 killed, 14 injured.
Marshall County High School, KY (2018), 2 killed, 17 injured.
Rancho Tehama Reserve, CA (2017), 4 killed, 3 injured.
Umpqua Community College, OR (2015), 9 killed, 9 injured.
Marysville Pilchuck High School, WA (2014), 4 killed, 3 injured.
Santa Monica College, CA (2013), 5 killed, 2 injured.
Sandy Hook Elementary School, CT (2012), 26 killed, 2 injured.
Oikos University, CA (2012), 7 killed, 3 injured.
Northern Illinois University, IL (2008), 5 killed, 17 injured.
Virginia Tech, VA (2007), 32 killed, 17 injured.
West Nickel Mines Amish School, PA (2006), 5 dead, 5 injured.
Red Lake Senior High School, MN (2005) 7 killed.
Columbine High School, CO (1999) 15 killed, 24 injured.

This is not an exhaustive list, and there were many other school shootings between Columbine and now.  Each time we wail and cry and fly our flags at half mast and do ABSOLUTELY nothing to try and prevent the next school shooting.  O, beautiful for spacious skies, for an AR-15 in every American fist...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lynn and Sabine Cut and Paste...

Some recent cut & paste collage collaborations between Sabine Remy of Germany and me, a series we began in 2013 and which enthusiastically rolls along five years later into 2018:

Life's Puzzling, Isn't It
No. 82 (2017), started by Lynn, finished by Sabine

 Last Rites for Godzilla
#83 (2017), started by Sabine, finished by Lynn

 How Families Around the World Spend Their Vacations...
#84 (2017), started by Lynn, finished by Sabine

 Happy Birthday, Binkie
#85 (2017), started by Sabine, finished by Lynn

 Where the Mermaids Live
#86 (2017), started by Lynn, finished by Sabine

Physical Culture Girls
#87 (2018), started by Sabine, finished by Lynn