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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Spring & Summer are here:



I am particularly happy with resolving the Andrew Wyeth project I started a year ago when at the Small Point art residency (we call it art camp). I am about to go again next week --- I think this is my 25th year abouts.

The six homages to Wyeth's paintings of the Olsen family. Christina and her brother Alvaro, are on display at Miller's Thumb this summer.

"Maine to me is almost like going to the surface of the moon. I feel things are just hanging on the surface and that it's all going to blow away."
"The Olsons was deeply imbedded in my childhood. I went to Maine when I was a very young boy with my father and mother. We were in Port Clyde first when I was about ten years old or younger...On my twenty-second birthday, I met my wife Betsy and she took me to meet Christina, who she had been friends with for a long time."
Andrew Wyeth , from interview with Thomas Hoving, Director of MET 1976




homage to Wyeth's "Oil Lamp" 1945 /
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2018-2019 //mixed media w/beeswax // 0"x0"x0" // $220



homage to Wyeth's "Christina Olsen" 1947 //2018-2019 //mixed media w/beeswax // 0"x0"x0" // $180



homage to Wyeth's "Christina's World" 1948 //2018-2019 //mixed media w/beeswax // 0"x0"x0" // $200

"Christina's World is more than just her portrait. It really was her whole life and that is what she liked in it. She love the feeling of being out in the field, where she couldn't go finally at the end of her life."
Andrew Wyeth 

                        

homage to Wyeth's "Weather Side" 1965 //2018-2019 //mixed media w/beeswax // 0"x0"x0" // $200


"I wanted "Weather Side" to be a true portrait of the house -- not a picturesque portrait but a portrait I would be satisfied to carry around in my wallet to look at, because I knew the house couldn't last...I'm very conscious of the ephemeral nature of the world. I think probably my father's death did that to me."
Andrew Wyeth 


homage to Wyeth's "Alvaro and Christina" 1968 //2018-2019 //mixed media w/beeswax // 0"x0"x0" // $180 SOLD

"'Avaro and Christina' was done the summer after their deaths...I went in there and suddenly that door seemed to me to express those two people, the basket and the beautiful blue door with the strange scratches on it that the dog had made -- all gone."
Andrew Wyeth 



to Wyeth's "End of Olsens" 1965 //2018-2019 //mixed media w/beeswax // 0"x0"x0" // $200



"The chimney to me was the ear of the house...That was the last picture I did of the place. That's why I call it the "End of Olsons," because it has a double meaning."
Andrew Wyeth 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

LARGE WORKS



LARGE WORKS
[16"x16" and larger]



homage to makers of clothes 20189//collage w/oil on paper on birch panel// 18x18x1"// $600 



children of the sixties 2018 //collage w/oil on paper on birch panel// 30x24x1"// $800 . SOLD 7/2019



cosmos (two circles) //2018 //encaustic w/rhinestones // 18x14x1"// $500



cosmos (starry night) //2018 //encaustic w/rhinestones // 18x14x1"// $500



seashells & roses //2017 //collage w/oil on paper on birch panels// 18x14x1"// $500



black lives matter (Lorraine Hansberry)//2016//collage w/oil on paper on birch panels//(2)24 x20 x1.5"// $1300






woman reading paper // 2015// collage w/oil on paper on birch panel // 18x18x1" // $600

roses  // 2015// collage w/oil on paper on birch panel // 18x18x1" // $600




time // 2015 // collage w/oil on paper on birch panel // 18x18x1" // $600


woman with gun // 2015// collage w/oil on paper on birch panel // 18x18x1" // $600











                                                     memory of childhood //2014 // collage w/oil on panel // 48x24x2" // $1400  

children playing 2013 // collage w/oil on panel // 48x24x2" // $1400
rolling pins //2004 // collage w/oil on panel // 16x16x2" // $500 

children playing 1 // 2004 // collage w/oil on panel // 16x16x2" // $500 

spray // 2005 // collage w/oil on panel //24x18x1" // $650

vessels // 2005-2019 // collage w/oil on hollow door // 79x18x1" // $1500 




child’s Christmas (funeral)  // 2003 // collage w/oil on birch panel // 48x30x1" // $1500


child’s Christmas (old woman) // 2003 // collage w/oil on birch panel// 48x30x1" // $1500 





Sunday, November 29, 2015

SHADOW BOXES


shadow boxes

Of his own work, Joseph Cornell once said, "Shadow boxes become poetic theaters ...wherein are metamorphosed the elements of a childhood promise."....His work is my muse.....the container acts as a metaphor for the whole world....a treasury of curiosities that is compelling to explore ... the fragments of once beautiful objects that come together in a magical way -- that is my goal......"the elements of a childhood promise."
   

 playing jacks // 2017 // Mexican frame w/found objects // 11"x9"x1.5˝ irreg. // $200 




    tools of the trade // 2017 // Mexican frame w/found objects //10.5"x7"x1.5˝ irreg. // $200  


Mona Lisa & flowers //  2016 // Mexican frame w/found objects // 9″x5.5˝x1″ irreg. // $150 

                                          
                                                     


feathers// 2016 // Mexican frame w/ found objects // 8x 6x1  //  $140



 jumping rope// 2016 // assemblage/found objects in Mexican tin frame //12"x12"x1˝ irreg. // $200




 child on stoop // 2016 // assemblage/found objects in Mexican tin frame //11"x9.5"x1˝ irreg. // $200


father & daughter on bicycle // 2016 // assemblage/found objects //12"x12"x1˝irreg. // $200


 (detail twin towers)

 (detail twin towers)

 (detail twin towers)


   twin towers // 2016 // assemblage/found objects in Mexican tin frame // 10"x5.5"x1˝ irreg. // $160






  marigolds & Mona Lisa // 2016 // assemblage/found objects in Mexican tin frame //_"x_"x1˝ irreg. // $200



loving icarus // 2016 // assemblage/found objects in Mexican tin frame // 9"x6"x1˝ irreg. // $160



Frieda & Diego// 2016 // assemblage/found objects in Mexican tin frame // _"x_"x1˝ irreg. // $200



 music festival// 2016 // assemblage of found objects in Mexican tin frame // 7"x4.5"x1˝ irreg. // $150





death of an infant // 2016 // assemblage/found objects in Mexican tin frame // 12"x10"x1˝ irreg. // $200






Francesco series: keep nothing // 1997 // Mexican frame w/found objects //8x7x1˝ irreg. // $150 







Wednesday, November 11, 2015

UNDER GLASS

UNDER GLASS



                               six fish //2012 //  12x9" // collage w/oil on Twinrocker paper// framed 15x12"// $300 
robin singing //2012 //  12x9" // collage w/oil on Twinrocker paper// framed 15x12"// $300 


black bear // 2012 //  12x9" // collage w/oil on Twinrocker paper// framed 15x12"// $300

butterflies // 2012 //  12x9" // collage w/oil on Twinrocker paper// framed 15x12"// $300
ocean vessels // 2012 //  12x9" // collage w/oil on Twinrocker paper// framed 15x12"// $300

photo booth //2012 // 8x6"// collage w/oil on Twinrocker paper// framed 10x8”// $150

Hiroshima //2012 // 8x6"// collage w/oil on Twinrocker paper// framed 10x8”// $150

three children //2012 // 8x6"// collage w/oil on Twinrocker paper// framed 10x8”// $150

cherries //2012 // 8x6"// collage w/oil on Twinrocker paper// framed 10x8”// $150

on the road //2012 // 8x6"// collage w/oil on Twinrocker paper// framed 10x8”// $150


arctic //2012 // 8x6"// collage w/oil on Twinrocker paper// framed 10x8”// $150

red/orange grid 1 //2011 // 10x8" framed // Twinrocker paper 8x6” // $100

all-color grid 1 //2011 // 10x8" framed // Twinrocker paper 8x6” // $100 

abstract grid w/turquoise // 2011 // 10x8" framed // paper 7x5"// $50 
abstract grid w/yellow // 2011 // 10x8" framed // paper 7x5"// $50



Every summer on the coast of Maine, for 2 weeks, I live with a group of artists and we all work. I wanted to do work that spoke to the sense of place, and since I have little talent to render the great beauty of sea and shore vistas, I draw the tracks that I would find at every low tide, tracks made by small snails, each one striking in its originality, and startling in the abundance. 

sand tracks 11 // 2011 //17x14" Twinrocker paper w/oil & oil stick // framed 30x24" // $400


snail track 14 // 2011 // 8x7" paper w/oil & oil stick // framed 20x16" // $300
snail track 16 // 2011 //(2) 7x5" papers w/oil & oil pastels // framed 20x16" // $250
snail track 15 //2011 // (2) 7x5" papers w/oil & oil pastels // framed 20x16"// $250








RESUME

  • Shows

  • Fault Lines, Studio Place Arts (invitational) Spring, 2019
  • Gereo-transcendence, 77 Gallery, Rutland, Vermont Spring 2019
  • Scorched (juried show) Studio Place Arts, Summer 2018
  • Caspian Arts Summer Show & Open Studio, 2018
  • Vermont Open Studio Weekend, Spring 2018
  • Sterling College (invitational 3 artist show) , Craftsbury, Vermont
  • Social Justice (invitational) Goddard College, August-October 2017
  • Round & Around // Studio Place Arts, Barre, Vermont
  • Chaffe Art Center, Rutland VT//January 2015
  • 2nd Tuesday, Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • Pop-Up Garage Show, Montpelier, Vermont
  • Millers Thumb Art Gallery, Greensboro, Vermont (from May to October)
  • 2nd Tuesday -- New Work, Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College, Vermont
  • New Work, show w/Kathy Stark, Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • Four Today, T.W.Wood Art Gallery, (with Tari Swenson, Beth Pearson, Deborah Hillman)
  • Inspired by Stories, Sullivan Museum, Norwich University
  • Lazy Pear Gallery, Montpelier, Vermont
  • Art House Gallery, Craftsbury Common, Vermont
  • Caspian Art Works, Greensboro, Vermont
  • Encaustics, Studio Place Arts, Barre, Vermont
  • Second Tuesday, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • Tamarack Gallery, East Crafrtsbury, Vermont
  • Jewels, Elan Gallery, Rockland, Maine
  • Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill, Maine
  • Early Memory as Icon, Doll Anstadt Gallery, Burlington, Vermont
  • Small Point Artists, New O’Farrell Gallery, Brunswick, Maine
  • Small Point Artists, Eastland Gallery, Portland, Maine
  • In Depth: Seven Vermont Artists, Jullian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College, Vermont
  • Life & Death, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • Education & Residencies
  • Connecticut College, BA, New London, Connecticut
  • Vermont Studio Center
  • Small Point Art Colony, Maine
  • 2nd Tuesday Art Group, Vermont