Friday, February 26, 2010

a photographer's nightmare

Some (not great) studio shots of a grid piece in progress. You can see how differently the ground looks depending on where the light hits. I love the changing effect in real life, but it is really hard to get a good photograph of them all together.

I am ending up with nine 6x6" panels that will be shown together

an earlier stage of six panels

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

want to know more?

Maine Art Scene is an on-line arts website here in Maine. I mentioned in an earlier post that I have two pieces on view in their virtual gallery, they have interviewed me here.

field trip-nyc

El Anatsui

Really no photos can do justice to the scale, complexity and grandeur of this work. Each piece of discarded scrap metal is meticulously sewn together with wire to create undulating folds of drapery that fall into the tradition of quilting and fabric weaving of his native Ghana.


here is a closer detail


If you are able to be in NYC, go to the Jack Shainman Gallery to see these monumental works in person. The show is on display until March 13th. If you can't get there in person, certainly check out the installation photos on line!

And then on to MOOD

With all the choices of colors and textures, it kills me that I am not a better seamstress! But, with great intentions to create an original look for summer, my daughter and I bought two yards of organic cotton knit....

Thursday, February 11, 2010

remembering a forgotten project

recycled print, solar plate, gouache, gold leaf, found debris in NYC after 9/11
A project coordinated by Jessica Stammen

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Shadow cast by the dried oak leaf. I am also using some old print plates to inform marks, and beginning to build layers on the six little blocks.

An earlier stage with my favorite studio mug made by George Pearlman.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I am a proud new partner of the Ã…arhus Gallery in Belfast, Maine.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010