Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Open Studios


I'm participating in the ArtSpace Maynard Open Studios on Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2016 from 12-5pm. Please stop by either day to say hello, and to see new artwork, greeting cards, and my newly designed 2017 wall calendar. If you're not nearby, click on the links to see them online.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 September 2016


12 x 12 x 12 September 2016 is a collage made from leftovers found in my studio. 

It incorporates remnants from the colorful monoprinted and stitched fabric leftover from the commission I created over the summer, black and white ovals leftover from previous projects over the years, and also some thin scraps from the acrylic skins of photos from last autumn.

This is my tenth year working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series. It gives me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month. It'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.

Last autumn I took hundreds of photos of leaves or pine needles to use in the 2016 12 x 12 x 12 series. Part of the challenge is to figure out different ways to incorporate them each month. Sometimes it's more obvious than other times.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Licensed Image!



I have been working with a company who has been licensing the images of many pieces of my artwork for a number of years. They print the images to order for retail and hospitality companies, and I receive royalties for each print. Two retail orders over the years are Crate & Barrel and also Tuesday Morning.

Today I found out that an order of 113 Ground Through the Fence #1 prints were recently sold to a hospitality property in the Orlando area. To whoever that property it is, I would like to say thank you! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

New Work / New Home



Fence Trade in Color #1, 2 and 3, which are three of the four pieces in my commission, have been hung in a Massachusetts home! Each piece is 20" x 40" mixed media on wood panels. New furniture will be placed below the art at a later date.






Fence Trade in Color #4, the fourth 20" x 40" panel in the series (above), will hang in another location. Pictures of that at a later date.

Monday, August 8, 2016

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 August 2016


Introducing 12 x 12 x 12 August 2016. 

Experimenting with colorful monoprinted fabric again, I decided to also use acrylic markers. Unfortunately, the purple marker leaked at the upper left corner, and again down that side, when I was trying to make dots inside the red squares. I decided to make lemonade out of lemons, because I had to, since I have a personal rule that when creating this monthly series that I can not throw anything out once I've started.

At the bottom is an acrylic skin of a photo from last fall of a neighbor's lawn with leaves. In the center is an acrylic skin with colorful thread scraps, suggesting a plant growing on the lawn. I made a number of these thread scrap skins a few years ago but didn't use them. This was a good opportunity to try it out. I'm not sure if I like it or not. I need to think about it some more.

This is my tenth year working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series. It gives me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month. It'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.

Last autumn I took hundreds of photos of leaves or pine needles to use in the 2016 12 x 12 x 12 series. Part of the challenge is to figure out different ways to incorporate them each month.

Friday, August 5, 2016

New Home: Tallis and Fence #4


Tallis and Fence #4 has a new home in California. Thank you to the collector!

The Tallis and Fence series is created with acrylic "skins" created from photos of my grandfather's tallis that are collaged on monoprinted textures of construction fences on stitched and painted fabric that is mounted on 8" x 6" x 1" cradled board. 

I created this series when I was the Artist-in-Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA for a month in 2014. I worked on site for four weeks at the Kniznick Gallery, where I created a series of Jewish wedding canopies, or chuppot, to be displayed in the gallery during the exhibition. I created the Tallis and Fence series at the same time, because the tallis is commonly used as a chauppah at weddings.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Save the Date: Open Studios



Save the date! I'll be participating in the ArtSpace Maynard Open Studios on Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2016 from 12-5pm. More information coming soon.