Monday, July 21, 2014

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 July 2014


The 12 x 12 x 12 July 2014 is a combination of an acrylic "skin" of multiple square photos of details from a 12' length of fabric monoprinted in multiple colors, over a black monoprint of a construction fence on white fabric that is stitched.

I was going to cut the skin up and tile it inside the stitched grid, but decided it was too time consuming for this project, given my schedule. Instead it's applied over the stitching, which adds texture to the flatness of the skin.

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.

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Work - Snow on Snow Fences

The Snow on Snow Fences series is a new four-part series. They are mixed media on 10" x 22" x 1" cradled board, created with acrylic "skins" of photos of orange fencing in the snow, collaged with stitched, monoprinted and painted textures of construction fences on fabric.

Snow on Snow Fences #1

 Snow on Snow Fences #2

 Snow on Snow Fences #3

Snow on Snow Fences #4

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

On Exhibit: Traces of Past Fences Series


Traces of Past Fences #1 - #12 were recently placed through the deCordova’s Corporate Program at Innosight LLC in Lexington, MA. The employees and visitors of Innosight LLC will be able to see the exhibition of the work through June 2015.


The Traces of Past Fences series is mixed media on 12" x 9" x .75" cradled board, created in 2010.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Temporary Site Specific Art on Exhibit

My apologies for neglecting my blog for a number of weeks.

Fence/Curtain 1.1 has been on exhibit at the Jackson Homestead in Newton, MA, in a show of temporary site specific art, since March. 

Fence/Curtain 1.1
mixed media on stiffened fabric
24' long x 48" high (plus the draped fabric) attached to an old bent 6' metal fence.

Fence/Curtain 1.1 is a repurposed decorative barrier. It was originally created in 2011 as a 35' long installation that gave the illusion of the curtain, valance, different layers of fabric, and the drape of the curtain on the construction site of the future performance hall for the ConstellationCenter which will be located in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA.

It is made of monoprinted textures of different patterns of construction fencing, and handstamped and hand painted geometric shapes, on cotton fabric that is stiffened and water resistant.

 Fence Holes Bandage 2.0
mixed media on stiffened fabric, 22" high x 54"+/- around the tree

Fence Holes Bandage 2.0 is installed on a nearby tree. It's made of hand painted, scalloped rows and "holes" of monoprinted textures of construction fencing, on cotton fabric that is stiffened and water resistant. It is also repurposed after being on exhibit at Art in the Park, in Elm Park in Worcester, MA last summer.


If you happen to be in or near Newton, MA before July 18th, try to go visit the show. If not, you can read about it in Art New England.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 June 2014


My June 12 x 12 x 12 is a colorful combination of a monoprinted construction fence, combined with painting and a detailed photograph of the same, layered on top.

I have recently started to work with a lot of color, instead of working mainly in black and white with minimal color. This piece offers me SO many possibilities, and I'm very much looking forward to pushing this a lot further. I have many ideas for many new pieces, in different sizes, in a variety of series, and I can't wait to get to work on them. Please stay tuned for updates.

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.

Friday, June 6, 2014

On Exhibit: A Community of Artists


Landscape Through the Fence #3 is on exhibit in the Community of Artists show at Danforth Art in Framingham, MA, from June 8 - August 3, 2014. 

This piece is one of the six-part Landscape Through the Fence series that's mixed media on fabric on 16" x 16" x 1.5" cradled board that I made in 2013.

There are two shows running concurrently at the Danforth Museum, 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. 

I wanted to thank the Danforth for including my piece in the postcard this year. I appreciate it very much.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 May 2014


I'm continuing with my new focus of working with a lot of color, as you an see in my 12 x 12 x 12 May 2014 painting. For this piece, I used a piece of painted fabric leftover from my Artist-in-Residence and exhibit, at Brandeis University, which ends tomorrow.

The world (of color) is my oyster! Expect to see a lot of color in my work in the coming year plus, as I start making work for a two-person show I'm going to be in at Fountain Street Fine Art in October 2015, with Denise Driscollwho does incredible things with color. I am inspired!

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.