Friday, September 12, 2014

On Exhibit: Larger than the Sum of its Parts

I have work on exhibit, along with the members of my art coaching group, in Larger than the Sum of its Parts, at the Wedeman Gallery, at Lasell College in Newton, MA through October 4, 2014.

Please join us at the reception on Sunday, September 21, from 5-7pm.

Below are the two pieces in my Fractured Fence Repaired series, that are hanging in the gallery.

 Fractured Fence Repaired #6
mixed media on stiffened fabric
43" x 38"
Fractured Fence Repaired #8
mixed media on stiffened fabric
46" x 41.5"

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

On Exhibit: Celebrating Color

I have work on at exhibit in Celebrating Color, at the Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia, PA from September 10 - October 15, 2014.

Technicolor Fence Patterns #5 is mixed media on stiffened fabric. It measures 34.5" x 49", and is one of five pieces in this colorful new series, that I created over the summer.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

New Home for Prints

It's not often I get to see my work hanging in someone's home, but I was lucky enough to receive these two photos. 

Above is a print on canvas of my painting, Ground Through the Fences #1, which was purchased thanks to Saatchi Art, an online art gallery.

The original painting is mixed media on 18" x 18" x 1.5" cradled board. Prints at Saatchi measure 14" or 16" square, depending on whether it's on paper or canvas.

And here is the print of Seasonal Fences - Spring #3, which was purchased at Crate & Barrel. The original painting is mixed media on 22" x 10" x 1" cradled board. The signed giclee print at Crate & Barrel measures 60" x 30" framed.

The owner of this home contacted me about work that would compliment the print at Crate & Barrel. I gave her the link to prints of my work on Saatchi, which worked out well for both of us.

Monday, September 1, 2014

New Home!

Orange Construction Fence Series #58

Orange Construction Fence Series #58 (above), an art quilt I made in 2008, has a new home with a private collector. This piece was the companion to Orange Construction Fence Series #57 (below), which sold in 2012 to the Picasso Loft in Philadelphia. PA. 

 Orange Construction Fence Series #57

If #57 had been available, the collector would have also purchased #57 yesterday because he wanted to hang both together. While I'm sorry that didn't work out, I'm glad they both have good homes, even if separate.

While I did stop making art quilts at the end of 2009, I have an archive of art quilts, many of which are still available for purchase or exhibit.

Now I create mixed media art on fabric that I stiffen and/or fabric that is mounted on boards.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Work: Tiled Fence Photos Series 6-10

Tiled Fence Photos #6

After creating and selling Tiled Fence Photos 1 - 5 earlier this year, and selling all five of them at Fountain Street Fine Art, in Framingham, MA, I've created five new pieces in this series, Tiled Fence Photos 6 - 10. I'm also making plans to make at least two more in this series.

Tiled Fence Photos #7

The tree wrapped with fencing (above and below) was a happy surprise I saw when driving on Rt 117 in Weston, MA this past spring. I luckily was able to get pictures of the tree with and without leaves, before the fencing was removed.

Tiled Fence Photos #8

Tiled Fence Photos #9

The picture above shows a construction fence that was decorated with greenery and a bow at Christmas, in Boston, a few years ago. It was so strange that I had to take a picture.

Tiled Fence Photos #10

Above is a picture of construction fencing along with a chain link fence, that was taken by a friend in Tokyo, Japan.

The Tiled Fence Photos Series is created with acrylic "skins" created from photos of orange construction fences out in their various elements. They are collaged on monoprinted textures of construction fences on fabric that is stitched, painted, and mounted on 8" x 8" x 1.5" cradled board.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cell Phone Photography Project

Yesterday I took a picture of what I was doing on the hour, all day from when I woke up before 7am until I went to sleep after 11pm. Looking at 17 snippets over the day doesn't show everything I did, but it is interesting.

Many other artists of Fountain Street Fine Art did this same Cell Phone Photography Project. Some did it from midnight to midnight. Look for an exhibit about it, and some other Collaborative Projects, in a show entitled Multiplicity from November 13 - December 14, 2014.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

12 x 12 x 12 August 2014

The August 12 x 12 x 12 is a combination of fabric and acrylic medium. It looks like it's encaustic, but it's not.

It's created with acrylic "skins" of photographs of details of the colorful mono prints I created this summer. The skins are layered on top of a base of monoprinted fabric, and small ovals of the "holes" of black on white monoprints are layered on top of the skins for contrast.

The picture above is what this piece looked like before I added the ovals on top of the skins.

Other pieces in this series that have a combination of skins and fabric are 12 x 12 x 12 July 2014, 12 x 12 x 12 June 2014, 12 x 12 x 12 February 2014, 12 x 12 x 12 January 2014, and 12 x 12 x 12 November 2013. I really like working this way. It offers a lot of possibilities.

The 12 x 12 x 12 monthly series is my monthly time to play with materials or an idea. This is my eighth year working on this series. Each piece is mixed media on 12" x 12" x 1" board. You can read past posts about this series here on my blog, or see all of the completed work on my website.