Sunday, May 12, 2013
The upcoming June show at Las Manos Gallery will consist of myself and Michelle Peterson-Albandoz. Although I have not made final selections as to the contents of the show I will be including this piece. It is a collage/construction made of recycled cardboard, some of it colored with India ink, held together with staples. I'm attracted to the somewhat random structure of the finished piece when it is held together with something as flexible as a staple. It reminds me of what it is I respond to in art utilizing fabric and textiles. It also relates to some of my recent work around flags. It is large, 40x82 inches and the orientation is flexible.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The same piece has graced my wall for the last few months - a cardboard construction held together with staples (see 'Whats On My Wall February 24, 2013'). It is so large and somewhat delicate that I have nowhere to store it, and taped to my wall is a relatively safe spot in my crowded apartment/studio. I finally got tired of looking at it so yesterday I flipped it around to expose the back side. I forgot how colorful it would be! But it is refreshing, and the clustering of color is intriguing. Also visible in the photograph; my new Ted Harris lamp from Scout, a recent panoramic photograph from my trip to Palm Springs, and at the foot of one of my retro 70's era speakers, is an old India ink drawing on a rough piece cardboard. Details below.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This week I have been working on a series of cardboard pieces derived from nautical flags motifs. Translating the designs to cardboard transforms them into small minimalist collages. Hope to make about twenty. The overall dimensions are 20 x 28 inches - materials: recycled cardboard, india ink, watercolor paper.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I have just returned from a weeks travel. My journey began and ended in Las Vegas where my dear friend Steve is ensconced, working as a waiter. I will admit I had trouble wrapping my mind around the place, and artistically it was impossible to grasp. The scale of the place is unimaginable. You see it on TV or in photographs and you cannot grasp how immense these structures are. The street is such chaos and there is no urban plan to speak of. So I began looking upwards and most of my photo reflect that perspective.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
I attempted to work while dog sitting in Wilmette last week. I had some material problems but managed to finish two larger drawings. Materials are acrylic paint (out of a marker pen) on acid free mat board. Each piece is 32 x 40 inches.