new year journal 2019
looking forward ~
- private commission/s
- public commission/s - With some optimism and strategy, I've my eye on particular calls for art.
- in chapters ~ My work is specialized and diverse, so forming a daily routine is impossible. But forming seasonal rhythms and a project-based approach is helpful.
- adapted space / use (photos of gallery/display space and studio together) short blurb
- maybe a spring show and a fall show - with new, original artwork (working small) in watercolors and maybe oils.
looking back at 2018
- daily painting
- spring and fall studio art shows
- other shows, news, etc.
The early part of 2019 is flying by (with snow in Feb/March). Lots of new silks and artworks to get to the gallery... but first attending to workshops and upcoming spring studio shows.
2019 silk dye-painting workshops
An outing or activity together makes a memorable gift. Consider giving a silk class to a friend (and yourself) in January or February. Click here or on the "classes" tab at top to see schedule...
Click here to see photos from a previous silk workshop.
dye-painting silk workshops
experience silk painting in a lakeside studio
Consider a silk painting workshop for yourself and/or as a gift.
At the age of eight or nine, my twin nephews painted a beautiful dragonfly silk. To this day it is one of my favorite silks, likely because children create freely and without inhibition.
the dyes do the work
Dye-painting silk in the serti method is something most anyone can do. The richly colored dyes migrate through the silk weave creating lovely patterns. A very "forgiving" medium, these dyes won't make muddy color. Even if you mix up a brown, the silk's sheen will create a metallic bronze version of your brown.
In a friend's words, "dyes in silk is like watercolors on steroids."
In May 2017, my studio was graced by four talented and inspired ladies. None had dyed or painted silk before,yet they all created beautiful silk artworks. Click here to see photos of this beautiful day.
Click here to see photos of a studio day in April.
Click here to see photos of a previous summer silk workshop.
Click here or on the "classes" tab at top to see upcoming classes schedule...
Always improving the creating experience... I've revised my silk class size to three to five (max) students. And because the excitement of creating, the learning, and standing can become physically tiring, I've split the day into two days: Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
come to the table
Come to the Table, features thirty-five carefully selected works including everything from historical pieces by Albrecht Durer, to modernist work by Jasper Johns and Sadao Watanabe, to fresh contemporary pieces created by CIVA-member artists. My artwork "Because We Can't Eat Rocks II" is included among the thirty-five artworks in this travelling exhibition (since 2014).
Click here to see the show in Boston.
select past commissions
I'm pleased to announce my first completed installation of silk laminated within glass. The artwork fills the spaces between open trusses of a residential interior. The photo at right two of four panels. Click to see more.
Land and Sea Passage
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...
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...
Kenai Peninsula College etched mouth-blown glass public art installation
Click here to read about Generations.
Here is a link to KPC installation photos
studio and story
2011 nest images on cotton paper
Click here to see photos of ten images completed in January 2011
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.
These river silks were 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
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