Christmas is coming. Making lovely things, looking at lovely things, lovely plans with lovely friends and lovely family...it's all good. Hope you are happy with yours and them.
Friday, December 8, 2023
Friday, December 1, 2023
A couple years ago I came across a box of vintage, hand-colored studio portraits. Men, women, families, girls in confirmation dresses, all lovely. I've had a lot of fun with them, and the box is still half full!
Some of the portraits I collaged and collected into a large accordion book called "Mask:"
Sunday, October 1, 2023
For many years my lovely friend Sabine Remy (Dusseldorf, Germany) and I have collaborated on a series of collage pieces. One starts and then sends to the other to complete. No theme, no rules, no timetable, just whatever and whenever. We have fun, and here are our three most recent efforts:
Monday, September 18, 2023
The Book as Art V. Myth & Magic is the 11th edition of an art show celebrating artist's books, which is on view at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library in Decatur, GA. The organizers state:
Humans possess a fundamental attraction to stories and storytelling. Folktales, fairy tales, and myths are foundational narratives that bridge the secular and the spiritual and merge the factual with the fantastical. Art can challenge and disturb, restore peace and calm, uplift and inspire. Myths and magic transport us and bind us together in the world of imagination.
Fifty artist's books will be on display in the Fourth Floor Gallery of the Library from September 7 through October 30. I am very pleased to have one of my accordion-style books about Greek mythology (Eternally Damned, 2017) included in this exhibition, and you can find out more about this wonderful exhibit here.
Friday, August 18, 2023
Working on some 12x12 collages for submission to a local exhibition. Here's the first (have a little angst with your late summer...) (yes, I use ellipses a lot, I'm old...) (bite me, younger generation...):
Sunday, July 9, 2023
It's summer and you can tell covid is over because there are lots of exhibitions in lots of places. Here's where some of my pieces are spending the summer:
The University of South Dakota is exhibiting Bound and Unbound VII, an exhibition of altered books juried by that wonderful book artist, Brian Dettmer. It runs from August 21, 2023 through January 3, 2004, and I am proud to have two books in this always fantastic exhibition.
Friday, July 7, 2023
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is opening its first-ever juried group exhibition -- BIMA Spotlight. This is a salon-style show with works from a variety of Pacific Northwest artists filling the museum's two gallery floors, including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramic, glass and mixed media. The exhibit runs June 30 - September 10, 2023, and I'm very happy to have my cyanotype fabric piece called honeysweetiebabygirl included in the show. Please visit!!