Field Study in Mud

Sometimes I have a novel idea for my artwork. Then, I have to figure out how to execute it. Inspired by the mud cracks on the playa during my artist residency last autumn, I decided to try something new. Would it work? I never know until I try.

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Field Study Series

Work continues on my Field Study series. In a previous post, I shared Field Study (O1P1) with you. It is the first piece in this series inspired by my artist residency at Playa in Oregon. Having taken lots of photos during my residency, there is still plenty of stimulus to continue to make more work based on that experience. Field Study (O2P2) continues building on that.

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Metamorphosis

I don’t like to apply to exhibitions that have themes, unless I already have artwork that fits that theme. I know some artists that make pieces specifically for these exhibitions and they enjoy doing that. I have found that I struggle when someone else is deciding the parameters for me. I would much rather create what I want and set my own parameters.

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Happy New Year!

It has been almost an entire month since I’ve posted on the blog. What I have been doing during that time? Enjoying being with family and friends, sitting by the fireplace on cold days, reading books, occasionally riding my bike in freezing weather, working on puzzles and not worrying about being “connected” online.

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Leaf Stack Turns 30

Wow, it’s been quite a while since I posted any of my own art here. It’s time to get you caught up on my Leaf Stack series.

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Kitchen Corner Series

On the counter sits a Mason jar filled with dried cranberries. Next to it a smaller jar holds almonds. Both waiting in the kitchen, ready to provide a quick snack to the hungry passerby. Small scenes like this in the kitchen are inspiration for my Kitchen Corner series, a series of linocut prints started for the Leftovers Print Exchange.

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Calder Influence

Bright colorful objects dance and spin through the air as a breeze sneaks in through the open window A mobile hanging from the ceiling.

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New Work - Leaf Stack #22

Something has got a hold of me! Not physically, but mentally. I took a brief break from my Leaf Stack series, but have gone back to it. The muse wants to continue on this path and I think it best to go with the flow, for now.

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Gateway to Imagination

There it was, sitting in my inbox. The email I had been expecting. I hesitated. A slight sense of dread was present. Part of me wanted to just leave it there, unopened. It lasted less than a minute before the other part of me said, “Just open it.”

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Leaf Stack Continues

Back in the studio, I have started on another Leaf Stack piece. Here I have my sketch book with lots of thumbnails.

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