Tuesday, September 15, 2020

small works -- 2 & 3 dimensional

 small works -- 2 & 3 dimensional

(this post will host all small pieces  2 & 3 dimensional --- coming soon)




three oysters (triptych) 2012-2017 // oil stick paintings w/encaustic on wood //  (3)4"x4"x1˝// $200



First Nations (two birds) 2016 // collage painting w/oil on paper on panel // 8"x8"x1˝// $200



First Nations (two boys) 2016 // collage painting w/oil on paper on panel // 8"x8"x1˝// $200


Atlantic 122 (2017) //  found wood w/beeswax & encaustic w/metal rod // 11"x8"x4" // $130


Atlantic 123 (2018) //  
found wood w/beeswax & encaustic w/metal rod //  _"_"x_" // $150


Atlantic 124 (2018) //  found wood w/beeswax & encaustic w/metal rod // _"x_"x_" // $200


Atlantic 125 (2018) //  
found wood w/beeswax & encaustic w/metal rod // _"x_"x_" // $100


Saint Elizabeth 2014 // collage painting w/oil on paper on panel // 8"x8"x1˝// $200



Joan of Arc 2015 // collage painting w/beeswax on paper on panel // 8"x8"x1˝// $200


wheel of fortune 2014 // collage painting w/beeswax on paper on panel // 8"x8"x1˝// $200




to be re-photoed at studio

eagle
 2016 // collage painting w/oil on paper on panel //8"x8"x1˝// $200

Monday, September 14, 2020

ENCAUSTIC PAINTINGS: color-fields and collage/assemblages

Encaustic paintings are done on firm surfaces so the pure beeswax as primary ingredient does not crack. It is a great collage material because it does not allow oxygen to get into what is encased into the wax -- thus nothing disintegrates. Overall, I am not that successful with these paintings -- finding it almost impossible to bring the work to a place of lasting truth. 

The care of these art pieces is pretty simple: don't hang over the heater or wood stove, and buff with a cotton cloth a couple times a year -- this brings out a subtle lustre. Also, the surface is easily scratched so handle with care.



reflection (music) // 2016 // w/wooden beads // 10x10x1" // $300



reflection (circles) 2016 // w/round metal objects // 10x10x1" // $300





eleven oyster shells 2017 // w/oyster shells from Bailey Island, Maine // on panel 8x6”x1” // $300




red cross 2020 // encaustic mixed media (metal crosses, cuff links, totem, tin insignia, marble) on panel 8x6”x1” // $170


wishing 2020 // encaustic mixed media (metal key, glass mirrors, wishbone) on birch panel 10”x10”x1” // $350



three circles 2020 // encaustic mixed media (metal buttons, metal circle , plastic cross) on birch panel 10”x10”x1” // $350




ruby red 2020 
// encaustic mixed media (rhinestone buttons, metal beads) on birch panel 10”x10”x1” // $350



golden circle 2017 // rhinestone buttons, encaustic on panel // 10″x8”x1″ // $250

            


   golden x 2017 // rhinestone buttons, encaustic on panel // 10″x8”x1″ // $250




      golden cross 2017 // rhinestone buttons, encaustic on panel // 10″x8”x1″ // $250


                            cosmos (two circles) 2018 // encaustic w/rhinestones on paper on panel // 18"x14 "x1" // $500



  cosmos (two circles) 2018 // encaustic w/rhinestones on paper on panel // 18"x14 "x1" // $500


          paisley wood  2005 // encaustic w/objects on panel // 12x9x1" // $300



                 white lace memory  2004 // encaustic w/lace pattern on wood panel // 12x9x1" // $300


                       



starry night 2020 // encaustic mixed media (rhinestone buttons) on birch panel 10”x10”x1” // $350



 

three horses 2020 // encaustic mixed media (wooden figures, wood cubes, tin insignia pins) on birch panel 10”x10”x1” // $350



flowers & glass beads 2020 // encaustic mixed media (real flower petals, glass beads) on birch panel 8x6”x1” // $170




many circles 2020 // encaustic mixed media (glass bottle stoppers, marbles, glass beads) on birch panel 8x6”x1” // $170


 

antler power two 2020 // encaustic mixed media (deer antlers, gold cuff link, paper cutout) on birch panel 8x6”x1” // $170


antler power one 2020 // encaustic mixed media (deer antlers, rhinestone circle) on birch panel 10”x10”x1” // $350




oyster shell diptych
 2013-2014 // encaustic on handmade paper w/ oyster shells on panels // (2) 6x6x1"// $130 each

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

New Work

 It is lonely as an artist during the pandemic...Here is what I have been inspired to create:


 

children 2020 // collage painting w/oil on wood panel // 30”x 24”x1” // $1000



going to church 2020 // collage painting w/oil on wood panel // 30”x 24”x1” // $1000



                                  birds (parrots) 2020 // collage painting w/oil on wood panel // 8”x 8”x1” // $200

 

birds (goldfinch) 2020 // collage painting w/oil on wood panel // 8”x 8”x1” // $200



glasses (two columns) 2020 // collage painting w/oil on wood panel // 8”x 8”x1” // $200


glasses (three columns) 2020 // collage painting w/oil on wood panel // 8”x 8”x1” // $200



young witches 2020 // collage painting w/oil on Masonite board 11.5”x13.5x6”// $400


Eve and Adam 2020 // collage painting w/oil on paper, framed 14”x13” // $300



of the earth 2020 // collage w/oil on paper, framed 14”x13” framed // $300

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flight 2020 // collage painting w/oil on plywood board 12”x10”x1” // $350

Friday, May 29, 2020

"THE SHELTERING IN PLACE PROJECT"

"The Sheltering In Place" art project is underway. More than a hundred of Vermont's poets and visual artists are participating. It will be displayed to the public at theHighland Center for the Arts in Greensboro Vermont.



            


elemental

This piece came out of the guidelines for meditating on the experience of the pandemic -- we were given the limits of under 8 oz., and dimensions of under 9" and not to wide (maybe 4').

SPIRITUALLY GROUNDED IN THE ELEMENTS, WITH THE 4 DIRECTIONS GUIDING US TOWARD TRANSFORMATION, WE FIND SUSTENANCE IN THE EARTH, THE OCEAN AND THE COSMOS.  THE CHILD'S PUZZLE PIECES, AS BASE, BRING US TOGETHER IN THE UNITY OF  SUFFERING AND CELEBRATION.













Thursday, March 12, 2020

CATHOLIC ICONOGRAPHY

One of the first series I did was "early memory as icon" -- it came from realizing that I was so strongly drawn to Catholic imagery of all sorts, from holy cards to candles burning to chalices and so on, along with other images from my childhood, vintage 40s & 50s, including Hiroshima and the Holocaust, artists from that period such as Jackson Pollock and Andrew Wyeth featured in Life.

It's been said that Catholicism is inherently so lasting because it has great images and stories. I believe this to be true. I was sent to Catholic schools from first grade to first year of college. Regardless of leaving behind the religion part, the imagery remains with me, imbedded in my cells I think -- things experienced as a child can become iconic, holding a power of lasting impact.


red cross 2020 // encaustic mixed-media painting (w/crucifixes) // 8"x16 x1" // $170


going to church 2020 // collage w/oil on wood panel // 30”x 24”x1” // $900



forgiveness 2013 // collage w/oil on birch panel 11"x11x1" // $320
butterfly madonna 2012 // collage w/oil on birch panel 8"x6"x1" // sold


candles 2002 // collage w/encaustic on birch panel 8"x8"x1" // gifted



guardian angel 2013 // collage w/oil on board 6"x4"x1" // gifted


three buds 2002 // collage w/oil on board 8"x6"x1" // gifted


woman: Eve 2009 // collage w/oil on board 6"x6"x1" // sold



woman: tree of life 2009 // collage w/oil on board 6"x6"x1" // lost


holy child 2009 // collage w/oil on board 12"x12"x1" /sold


in praise of Dylan Thomas 2009 // collage w/oil on board 6"x6"x1" // $350