fall journal 2015
delicious for all the senses
All so suddenly the leaves are glowing and fog forms where cool air touches the lake. Stepping outside today, I instantly knew someone had built a toasty wood fire to warm their home, releasing a familiar, sweet fragrance. At first I thought, "It smells like Christmas," but then realized, it is Autumn.
Here I've gathered images from the life of art-making. The ingredients of this journal combine a bit of art news with a bit more Fall beauty found in and around my home studio. Enjoy!
I enjoyed creating a dye-painted silk commission with imagery of Mount Rainier, a flowing stream, and meadow flowers.
This artwork will supsend from a vaulted ceiling in a home here in the Pacific Northwest. Vibrant colors help brighten darker and sometimes grayer days of winter here.
silks for the season
I've got so many painted silk scarves that need to get onto this website. So I've begun photographing and posting them. Click here to see them in the gallery.
Here is one entitled "Blue Maple" in fall leaf color - fitting for the season. Click here to see Blue Maple.
I'm quite pleased with my new display of silks in my home studio. To see the fifty or so silks that are not pictured online, you are most welcome visit to the studio by arranged appointment. Silks make wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts to wear or display in the home. Prices range from $120 (most) to $360 for a few select (very complex) artworks.
Tap or click on the photo at right to see some of the coloful life of this artist.
Consider buying yourself or a loved one the gift of a silk dye-painting workshop. I'm envisioning a day in January and/or early February. More details coming very soon.
As students, faculty, and visitors enter Gilson Middle School in Valdez, Alaska, they are greeted by a vibrant suspended mural--over 26 feet wide. Read more...
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.
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...
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).
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...
Here is a link to KPC installation photos
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 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...
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...
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