Monday, November 11, 2013

11.11.2013: Swallow(ed)

Swallow(ed), 2013
Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA
Nov 11 - Dec 18, 2013

I had a great weekend installing my work and talking with students and everyone. Thanks for the help, all!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

10.15.2013: jean prints

A sneak peak at what I've been working on lately- jean collagraphs. (print detail)

Friday, July 26, 2013

7.26.2013: giddy up

Giddy up, 2x4s, rope, 2013, detail.

Another afternoon in the studioioio brought me a friendly ol' horse...Sawhorse, horse horse... or maybe a hoarse horse...he just whispered at me.. get on and let's go. (And now I have "a horse is a horse, of course, of course..." in my head. Maybe that's what this guy should be named.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

7.25.2013: lean

Untitled (lean), 2x4s, 2013.

I started working on this a couple days ago. I am enjoying the textures and playing with the 45 degree angles. Beach houses, bath houses, coast, waves, shifting structures...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

7.24.2013: aaaahhlaaahhlaaahhlaaahh

Aaaahhlaaahhlaaahhlaaahh or maybe nopenopenopenopeyipyipyipyip, jeans, yarn, 2013.

I found something to do with a few of the jean cutoffs I only 485 pairs left...
By the way, did you get the pop culture references in the titles?? Hee.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

7.18.2013: wallpapered

Wallpapered, 2x4s, wallpaper, 2013, in process detail, photograph.

Wallpapering after a fruitful wallpaper hunt. Tomorrow's agenda: put everything back together. We'll see how it goes.

7.17.2013: not in kansas anymore

Not in Kansas Anymore, 2x4s, glitter, 2013, detail.

Friday, July 12, 2013

7.12.2013: not so far

Not So Far, plywood, paint, 2x4s, 2" x 14" x 10", 2013.

More 2x4 pieces. They have been reminding me of waves and housetops and mountains and tents and subdivisions and flooding...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

7.1.2013: sunset to rain

Flying from west to east today, we transitioned from sunset to rain. Here is the in between.

6.29.2013: Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler

  We had a good family reunion this week and all went for a ride on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler.

This is the wheel in action:

Monday, June 24, 2013

6.22.2013: wooly brick stack

Stack, bricks, wool, 2013

More tinkering with found objects. Today it was 2x4s, bricks, and wool roving. I enjoy rearranging things. So far, this is one of a pair.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

6.5.2013: and still the 2x4s have something to say

I'm arranging and rearranging and thinking about how space and place shift and appear and disappear, and how boundaries are seen or felt. All that in some 2x4s leaned up against the wall.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

5.24.2013: It's the little things

It's the little things, reclaimed wood, finger-weight yarn, 2013

More tinkering. When I pulled out the middle board to use for the second tinsel piece, the loose knot remained. Such a simple and utilitarian gesture suddenly became poetic. I love those moments.

5.24.2013: more reclaimed wood

Untitled (Glitterstick II), reclaimed wood, tinsel, 2013

I didn't go far enough with the one from yesterday, so I tried again. Sometimes more is better...which reminds me of this New Yorker cartoon by Harry Bliss:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

5.22.2013: clouds

 Cloud II,  wood roving, skewers, wire, 2013

Cloud II, detail

Cloud, wood roving, skewers, yarn, 2013

Summertime... and I get to have a studio for a bit. Wahoo! I'm still thinking about last summer and the things I tinkered with. This is today's. Things I'm thinking about: how to make something that looks like a cloud, how to make something that looks like a cloud stand up, combining hard and soft, fluffy roving is lovely, delicate stuff...

Saturday, April 13, 2013

4.12.2013: pollen clouds

I took a walk in the rain today and found puddles swirling with pollen. It reminds me of atmospheric things.

Monday, March 25, 2013

3.25.2013: tracks

I just found this photo from the end of December. I was just about to have lunch before leaving Pittsburgh, and as I walked to the restaurant, came across this flurry of bird tracks. After lunch, I planned to take a few more photos, but the tracks were gone. Fresh snow.

Sunday, February 17, 2013