Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On Exhibit: Corporate Art Lending

My artwork is on loan through the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston's Corporate Art Lending Program.

Fence Patterned Chuppah #1, mixed media on stiffened fabric, 48" x 93", 2014

Fence Patterned Chuppah #1 and Walls from Fences #1 - 4  will be on exhibit at Lando & Anastasi in Cambridge, MA for one year starting tomorrow

Walls from Fences Series #1 - 4 (left to right), mixed media on stiffened fabric, 46" x 24" each, 2010

I am also participating in the deCordova Museum's Corporate Art Loan Program. The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston pays the artist a stipend for borrowing each work, while the deCordova provides a free annual membership.

I'd like to thank the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston and Lando & Anastasi for this opportunity.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 June 2015


12 x 12 x 12 June 2015 continues this year's monthly series that explores photos of ice and/or snow from this past winter in Massachusetts. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to take many, many pictures, so I decided to use different themes each month this year, along with the patterns of construction fences.

The image used this month incorporates acrylic skins of photos of ice droplets on a piece of netting that protected my tiny water garden from filling up with leaves. I noticed the frozen droplets one morning while I was looking out the window when doing the dishes, so I ran outside to take some pictures. The photos are mounted on top of a monoprint of a small square patterned construction fence. 


This is my ninth year working on this 12 x 12 x 12 series. It gives me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each monthIt's a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. Some of the pieces over the months and years have been really good, and others not so much. The only rules I have are that I have make something in the given month, and I can't throw the work out, even if it's unsuccessful.


I just started preparing new acrylic skins of the photographs for the 12 x 12 piece I'll make in July.

Monday, June 15, 2015

On Exhibit: Fence Patterned Chuppah #8


Fence Patterned Chuppah #8 is on exhibit in the Community of Artists show at Danforth Art in Framingham, MA, through August 2, 2015. 

Fence Patterned Chuppah #8 mixed media on stiffened fabric. It measures 48" x 75", and is one piece in the ten-part Fence Patterned Chuppah series that I created in the spring of 2014, when I was the Artist-in-Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

There are two shows running concurrently at the Danforth Art, Off the Wall and A Community of Artists. If you can get to the Danforth while both shows are up, you'll be happy you did. There are many talented artists included in both shows, and a lot of great art to see. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 May 2015


12 x 12 x 12 May 2015 is the fifth piece in my monthly series this year that explores using acrylic skins of photos from this past winter, which was a wonderful opportunity for me to take a lot of pictures of ice and snow.

This month I incorporated photos of snow imbedded in and behind my neighbor's chain linked fence, with the large square pattern of a construction fence. In previous months this year, I incorporated pictures of pond ice with different sizes of construction fences.

This is my ninth year working on this 12 x 12 x 12 series, that gives me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each monthIt's a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. Some of the pieces over the months and years have been really good, and others not so much. The only rules I have are that I have make something in the given month, and I can't throw the work out, even if it's unsuccessful.

I took forward to starting my June piece shortly.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

On Exhibit in the UK!



Fractured Fence Repaired #4 will be on exhibit at The Liberated Quilt: New work by Through Our Hands, at the Bilston Craft Gallery, in Bilston, West Midlands, UK, from May 16 - July 25, 2015. For friends and readers in the UK, the opening event is on Saturday, May 16th from 1:30 to 3pm.

The Liberated Quilt provides a showcase for 23 international artists working mainly with stitched textile techniques, including quilt-making and embroidery. My piece, Fractured Fence Repaired #4, is mixed media on stiffened fabric.

This is the first time my work is being exhibited in a gallery in Europe, and I'm very excited about it.  I'm also very happy to be affiliated with Through Our Hands, and I greatly admire the work of the other artists in the group.

Shown above: Fractured Fence Repaired #4, mixed media on stiffened fabric, 47" x 40", 2013

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Feedback and Suggestions


After I rolled Fence Patterned Chuppah #8 on a tube yesterday, so I can deliver it to the upcoming Community of Artists exhibit at Danforth Art in Framingham. MA, I captured images of color showing through the holes in the piece and posted them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. No big deal I thought. It's just my art rolled inside out on a tube. But, a number of people responded by suggesting I should make a sculpture using this concept. Feedback and suggestions are what makes sharing work with others worthwhile for me. While I have no time to do this at this time, I will definitely keep it in mind for the future. Thank you everyone!
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 April 2015


12 x 12 x 12 April 2015 is the fourth piece in my monthly series that explores using acrylic skins of photos of pond ice

The skin is cut with the shape of a construction fence, and it is collaged on top of a piece of hand stamped drop cloth fabric, focusing on the patterns of the ice instead of fabric printed construction fences like I did for the pieces I created in March, February, and January.


This is my ninth year working on this 12 x 12 x 12 series, that gives me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each monthIt's a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. Some of the pieces over the months and years have been really good, and others not so much. The only rules I have are that I have make something in the given month, and I can't throw the work out, even if it's unsuccessful.

I'll be starting the May piece in a few days.