journal fall 2014


Brisk fall air brings a thankfulness in my heart, as I reflect back on a fruitful season in art. Within these many linked pages, you may discover photos and stories of my recent work and play as an artist. Click on photos and you'll see more.
Enjoy! ~ Steve

land and sea passage ~ new public artwork

commission completed for Valdez, Alaska

As Gilson Middle School students entered their new school facility this fall, they were greeted by a vibrant suspended mural--over 26 feet wide. I installed the new public artwork in Valdez, Alaska in July.

Read and see more...



artful living

I like to post snapshots of life as an artist. I'll leave out photos of me doing administrative stuff, taxes, laundry and such. I'll include some colorful shots of where I live and work and some silly things I do. Enjoy.

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fall flowers

October showers brought spring-like weather--and blooms.

Click here or on the photo at left to enjoy more floral photos from my home-studio deck.








Be silk scarves

I'm enjoying creating larger-scale public artwork. But I still enjoy creating small, one-of-a-kind artworks for friends and art buyers. I have a LOT of scarves that I have not yet posted to the gallery (maybe fifty or more). So if you're looking for a unique gift this Christmas, call or email me to visit the studio and see the scarves. Most hand-painted scarves are $120, but a few cost more.

You may also purchase a gift a gift card and let your loved one select their own wearable silk painting (scarf). Contact me to arrange.

Click for my gallery of Be silk scarves



click much

Most photos throughout my website link to more photos and stories.
So click (or tap) often to see more. 




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Macroscape Slides

Three new glass artworks resembling over-sized microscope slides measure two feet high by six feet wide. Each artwork is uniquely created in mouth-blown art glass laminated onto dichroic float glass. They are installed in the Margaret Murie Life Sciences Building at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.



Illuminated Passage

This suspended mural of dye-painted silk measures over 300 square feet. For Liberty Middle School in Spanaway, Washington, it depicts junior high years in a metaphor of a river passing through a canyon.
I love it. It turned out to be all I hoped for and more. Read more...



Experimental Image Glass

I continue to collaborate with Seattle glassblower Jim Flanagan to create gently abstracted imagery within colored glass. Click here or on the photo at right to see our most recent sheets of blown glass (and scroll down, as the newest work is near the bottom). 



Tree of Life

Commissioned for a thriving church in the town of Dunwoody, near Atlanta, Georgia.






This mural in dye-painted silk was commissioned for Katchemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College of the University of Alaska. Discovery was installed in Homer, Alaska, in June of 2012. Read more...



Generations: Incubation

Kenai Peninsula College etched mouth-blown glass public art installation

Click here to read about Generations.

Here is a link to KPC installation photos




stone impressions - watch the art-making process on video

People often ask me how I create a stone lithograph. It's hard to explain in words so I have a short video that shows the process.

Click here for photos and video on stone impressions.





2011 nest images on cotton paper

Click here to see photos of ten new images completed in January 2011




song project - upward call

Read about our spring 2011 kids' pop song project at upward call. Or click on the photo at right to listen to the song or buy it...




silk rivers

Check out my recent river silks inspired by and modeled after the beautiful Fremont antique glass we used for the Kenai Peninsula College installation.




My Grandma's name, Florence, means "to flower" as in the sense of a blossom. And 2012's flowers were an explosion of color. See photos in her memory...



 Be silk scarves

gallery of Be silk scarves
significance in Be-ing
silk care
displaying silk



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