Saturday, March 24, 2012


I think, at one time or I would hope many others, we seek to reflect on ourselves, our lives, our paths, our deeds. I also sense the changing of seasons brings on this meditative, contemplative state for pondering our lives, especially spring with the rebirth of our natural world in so many dimensions.

In this piece, SEEKING REFLECTION, another small one, I depict a bird studying its own likeness in the still waters. As I write this, in retrospect, perhaps a stronger narrative would have been disrupted waters where it can be more difficult to reflect.

I brought in more reflective elements with the use of dental mirrors. I rendered the finished image with acrylic paint and colored pencil. The overall measurement of this piece is about 6" X 3".

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Monday, March 12, 2012


I am astonished at how much time has lapsed since I last posted. To those of you who have come again and again to take a look at what might be new, I apologize for the absence of more recent content. Circumstances keep my studio hours pretty scattered, but I am working to get a new body of work together for a show in May at Northwinds Art Center in Port Townsend, WA. The deadline is creeping up on me fast and swift.

This is one of the new pieces I am working on. It is small...the cradle board is 3 X 4. It is painted in acrylic and colored pencil and the copper is the outside casing over old electrical wire I manipulated into cylindrical cone-like shapes as finials with the tops flared open
and a mock nest. I may title it LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO CALL HOME which was suggested to me while brainstorming for titles...or MOVING DAY or... This task still persists...