Monday, December 30, 2013

Goodbye 2013- Hello 2014!

 As another year comes to a close I find myself in the painting/experimental part of my art making process.  This is one of my most recent alcohol ink on vellum pieces. I love this combo and I am starting to combine print making techniques with the inks.  
  I have also been working with animal jaw bones. The images below are made from muskrat jawbones. I call them Terminator Orchids.  I am so inspired by the bone sculptures of Judy Onofrio. Check out her work if you haven't seen it. Amazing!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ink and Hot Glue

I  have been working on these for the past few days. I pulled out the dusty glue gun and combined it with the alcohol inks. I am obsessed with the transparent curly glue lines. The bottom piece was from the day before I pulled out the gg.  Sometimes I just need to paint. I am about to start a seven foot sculpture of Israel,  and this is what I am doing.  Creativity is an interesting process to watch. Especially your own.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New Work- Cartogram Series Maquettes

 I know it has been a while but I am back!  I have been working on some smaller, more affordable pieces lately.  I hope you like them.





North Korea


Friday, April 19, 2013

New Work- This tornado loves you

  Another venture into new territory.  This is my 3rd year in the Plates and Totems Invitational at the Blue Line Gallery in Roseville, CA. This year I decided to make a totem.  Wow, I had no idea how challenging this would be. The engineering was a learning experience!  I think it came out pretty well. I titled it after the Nico Case song This tornado love you.  This pic is from my iphone.  Better images to come in the future.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Work- Oliver's Travels

Oliver's Travels

     I have been absent from the blog for a while so I thought it was time for a peek at what I have been working on in my studio.  I have been venturing outside my comfort zone lately, first working on the basketball player, and now a dog. I was invited to submit a dog to the Bark Show at the John Natsoulas Gallery.  I was inspired by my student Terry's Italian Greyhound Oliver. It was fun to work on a new form.  I studied with Jeff Downing and watched him make many dogs over the years.  I think that this came in very handy.  Thanks Jeff!

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