Monday, November 5, 2018

Update: Dates in a Life Project 2018


I’m two months away from finishing my Dates in a Life Project 2018

This image shows what it looks like through October 31, 2018. The Dates in a Life Project is a year-long mixed media painting documenting the number of steps I walk each day.

I have a system of symbols that represent each thousand steps. Instead if showing exactly how many I walk each day, I’m rounding up or down. As an example, 1500-2499 steps equals 2000, and 2500-3499 equals 3000 steps.


Black symbols represent less than 10,000 steps walked on a given day.''

The symbols in red represent 10,000 or more steps, which I was able to walk on 7 days in October vs. 15 in August. In October it rained a lot and I've also been very busy with various things, and the sun was setting close to 6pm, all of which limited the amount of time I had to walk outside each day. 

It's going to get more challenging walking outside as winter approaches and the sun sets at around 4:30 thanks to changing the clocks Saturday night.

I must say though that walking has also been very therapeutic this past month, as well as a form as exercise.

Dates in a Life Project 2018 measures 33" x 39" and is created with monoprinted textures of a construction fence, combined with handpainting, stitching, and collaged fabric, on stiffened fabric.

To keep track of steps, I use the Health app on my iPhone. It's not always accurate, but I continue to use it anyway because I don't want to buy a FitBit.

Stay tuned for an update after the end of November.

Monday, October 29, 2018

New Home: Tallis and Fence #7


I am especially proud to say that I have sold another painting in my Tallis and Fence series. This series is one of two that I've created to-date that has a Jewish theme. Given what's going on in our country right now, I'm happy to have this piece out in the world where it will be enjoyed by others.

Tallis and Fence #7 is going to it's new home in New York, thanks to ArtfulHome.com and the same collector who previously purchased Tallis and Fence #3 and Tallis and Fence #9

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.

Thank you again to the collector!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 October 2018


Like September's piece, 12 x 12 x 12 October 2018 is created with pieces of lace from some discarded clothing, and also a piece of monoprinted fabric from a construction fence I had hanging out in my studio. There are also some "holes" cut from black and white monoprinted construction fence fabric.

I've been working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series since January 2007. I'm two months away from finishing my 12th year. It has given me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month, no matter how many other things are going on that month. It's been a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. This series is really about experimentation and creating something on a regular basis, no matter what else is going on in my life. Sometimes I like a piece, and sometimes not.

I've definitely decided that this is the last year I'm going to work on this series. I'll explain more about that decision later.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Update: Dates in a Life Project 2018


Now that September is over, I’m 3/4 of the way through my Dates in a Life Project 2018. 

This image shows what it looks like through September 31, 2018. The Dates in a Life Project is a year-long mixed media painting documenting the number of steps I walk each day.

I have a system of symbols to represent each thousand steps. Instead if showing exactly how many I walk each day, I’m rounding up or down. As an example, 2000-2499 steps equals 2000, and 2500-3000 equals 3000 steps.


Black symbols represent less than 10,000 steps walked on a given day.

The symbols in red represent 10,000 or more steps, which I was able to walk on 10 days in September vs. 15 in August. We got over 8" of rain in September which made outside walking a challenge at times. I also started to adapt my walking times because the sun was starting to set close to 6:30pm. Walking is going to get more challenging as winter approaches and the sun sets even earlier.

In September I finally had an opportunities to walk over 20,000 steps, which was on September 15th. I walked 22.596 steps, which is 8.4 miles. The yellow symbol on the far right side of the piece represents that accomplishment. I hope that I can do it again at least one more time before the end of the year. 


Dates in a Life Project 2018 measures 33" x 39" and is created with monoprinted textures of a construction fence, combined with handpainting, stitching, and collaged fabric, on stiffened fabric.

To keep track of steps, I use the Health app on my iPhone. It's not always accurate, but I continue to use it anyway because I don't want to buy a FitBit.

Stay tuned for an update after the end of October.

Monday, October 1, 2018

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 September 2018


I created 12 x 12 x 12 September 2018 with pieces of lace from some discarded clothing, and also a piece of monoprinted fabric from a construction fence I had hanging out in my studio. I mounted the lace on the board first, then the monoprinted fabric, and then added the white dots with acrylic paint.

I've been working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series since January 2007. I'm 3/4 of the way into my 12th year. It has given me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month, no matter how many other things are going on that month. It's been a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. This series is really about experimentation and creating something on a regular basis, no matter what else is going on in my life. Sometimes I like a piece, and sometimes not.

I've pretty much decided that this is the last year I'm going to work on this series. I'll explain more about that decision later.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Update: Dates in a Life Project 2018


I’m now 2/3 of the way through my Dates in a Life Project 2018. This image shows what it looks like through August 31, 2018. The Dates in a Life Project is a year-long mixed media painting documenting the number of steps I walk each day.

I have a system of symbols to represent each thousand steps. Instead if showing exactly how many I walk each day, I’m rounding up or down. As an example, 2000-2499 steps equals 2000, and 2500-3000 equals 3000 steps.

The symbols in red represent 10,000 or more steps. I'm proud that I was able to walk at least 10,000 steps on 15 days in August. If it wasn't so darn hot last month, I may have been able to walk more than I did on the days I walked less. On the hot days I usually walked in the morning before 8 or 9am and then again as the sun was starting to set.


I really hope I can walk at least 20,000 steps at least one or more times before the end of the year. I will be using yellow symbols to represent 20,000 or more steps.

Dates in a Life Project 2018 measures 33" x 39" and is created with monoprinted textures of a construction fence, combined with handpainting, stitching, and collaged fabric, on stiffened fabric.

To keep track of steps, I'm using the Health app in my iPhone. I've come to realize is unfortunately not always accurate, but continue to use it anyway.

Stay tuned for updates during the year.


Monday, August 13, 2018

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 August 2018


12 x 12 x 12 August 2018 is created with leftover pieces of monoprinted fabrics I've had hanging out in my studio. I mounted them on board, and then used acrylic paint to create the green "fence" in the background, and turquoise to fill in the intersections of the orange and yellow "fences" in the foreground.

I've been working on my 
12 x 12 x 12 series since January 2007. I'm now well past the middle of my 12th year. It has given me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month, no matter how many other things are going on that month. It's a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. This series is really about experimentation and creating something on a regular basis, no matter what else is going on in my life. Sometimes I like a piece, and sometimes not.