Friday, May 29, 2020

COVID 19: "THE SHELTERING IN PLACE PROJECT"

"The Sheltering In Place" art project is underway. Hundreds of Vermont's poets and visual artists are participating. It will be displayed to the public at the Statehouse possibly or another central location.  More TBA. Share on Instagram #theShelteringInPlaceProject. 



            


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

ITALIAN 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 on, along with other images from my childhood, vintage the 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 pictures. I believe this to be true. I was sent to Catholic schools from first grade to first year of college. Regardless of rejecting the religion, the imagery remains with me -- things experienced as a child can become iconic, holding a power of lasting impact.


red cross 2020 // encaustic mixed-media painting // 8"x16 x1" // $170


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" // lost







Sunday, March 8, 2020

ART HISTORY / HERSTORY

The influence of those that have gone before us is vast and mysterious. When I began my career seriously in 1991, my strongest tie was to Rauchenburg --- but soon he was replaced by Rothko -- it was not me who was being fickle, it was where the painting & cutouts were taking me. I would find myself falling in love with artists that, sadly, had previously not been of interest, i.e. O'Keeffe and Giotto. And some writers have appeared as visual inspirations, not surprisingly.

    O"Keeff's clouds (1887-1986) 2018 // collage w/oil on birch panel 8"x8"x1" // $200


oh Frida (1907-1954) 2008 // collage w/oil on panel10"x10"x1" // sold


lure of winter white & ice (Borges 1899-1986) 1999 /
/ collage w/oil on paper 20"x14"
//sold

oh Frida (1907-1954) 2009 // collage w/oil on panel12"x8"x1" // sold

in praise of van Gogh (1853-1890) 2014 // collage w/oil on panel 14"x14"x1"// $400

in praise of Diane Arbus (1923-1971) 2011 // collage w/oil on wood 10"x10"x1"// $300
  
in praise of Giacometti (1901-1966) 2011 // collage w/oil on panel  13"x13"x1"//$350

in praise of Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) 2011 // collage w/oil on birch panel 14"x11"x1"// $350

in praise of Cy Twombly (1928-2011) 1999 // collage w/oil on wood // lost

in praise of David Smith (1906-1965) 2019 // collage w/oil on birch panel 18"x18"x1" // $600

Black Lives Matter (Lorraine Hansbury 1930-1965) 2016 // diptych collage w/oil on birch panels // $1300


Black Lives Matter (Charles Mingus 1922-1979) 2016 // collage w/oil on wood panel // gifted
early memory as icon (de Kooning 1904-1997) 1999 // collage w/oil on Twinrocker paper // gifted

early memory as icon (John & Yoko 1969) 1999 // collage w/oil on wood panel // gifted

Frida w/ antlers (1907-1954) 2017 // collage w/oil on birch panel // sold

Frida w/ antlers oak leaves (1907-1954) 2009 // collage w/oil on birch panel 6"x6"x1" // $130

Giotto's angels (1266-1337) 2017 // collage w/oil on birch panel 6"x6"x1 // $130

homage to Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) 2008 // collage w/oil on birch panel // sold

Saturday, March 7, 2020

2020 Work


the cycle does bring hope

container eighteen 2020  // found wood, beeswax, white encaustic 4"x10"x3"// $350



children are flowers 2020 // collage w/oil on paper on wood 10"x10"x1"// $350




wonderment 2020 // collage w/oil on paper on wood 12"x10"x1" // $375


wishing 2020 // encaustic mixed-media (mirrors, wishbone, brass key) on 10"x10"x1" panel // $350



three circles 2020 // encaustic mixed-media (plastic cross, gold hoop earrings, metal buttons) on 10"x10"x1" panel // $350




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


three birds 2020 // encaustic mixed-media (deer antlers, rhinestone circle // 10"x10"x1" // $350




Monday, January 6, 2020

INSTALLATIONS

I love the idea of an installation, yet it is a better artist than I that manages the time commitment along with the collaboration that may be part of it. To date I have only accomplished a few over the 30 years as an artist.

The Pulse 2016 work evolved slowly and then became a collaboration when friend and poet Victor Densmore looked at it, and, on the spot, composed the poem that completed the piece.

Pulse Nightclub June 12, 2016 // $1100
$1100


The large green branches work became an installation when I realized it belonged on the wall as a very gentle yet strong statement -- almost as if someone was carrying dead bodies from rubble.

offering 4 (six green branches) // 2017 // wall brackets, found wood, beeswax, encaustic // 5"x5.5’x7.5” irreg. // $700

And my last installation work to date, the Wyeth pieces, became installations in light of the mini easels of actual Wyeth reproductions --- together with my sculptures...in other words, the work came out of me "installing" myself in the Wyeth's Maine world of Christina and Alvaro Olsen.

homage to Wyeth’s “Alvaro and Christina” 1968 // 2018 -2019 // found wood, child’s blocks, beeswax, encaustic, metal rod,
print of painting, easel // 9"x10"x3.5" irreg. // SOLD



homage to Wyeth's "Christina Olsen" 1947 /
/
2018-2019 //mixed media w/beeswax // 9"x10"x3.5" // $180

homage to Wyeth’s “Christina’s World” 1948 // 2018 -2019 // found wood, child’s blocks, beeswax, encaustic, metal rod, print of



 painting, easel // 9"x10"x3.5" irreg. // $200



 homage to Wyeth’s “End of Olsens” 1969 // 2018 -2019 // found wood, child’s blocks, beeswax, encaustic, metal rods, print of 
                                                                           painting, easel // 9"x10"x3.5" irreg. // $200   











homage to Wyeth’s “Weather Side” 1965 // 2018 -2019 // found wood, child’s blocks, beeswax, encaustic,  metal rod, print of painting, easel // 9"x10"x3.5" irreg. // $200 SOLD MT10/19