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Showing posts from May, 2013

Day 31: Tough Terrain

finding my way 

Day 30: My brother's keeper

when he is hurti bleed

Day 29: Connected

finding harmony

Day 28: Intangible Moods

burgundy melodybruised tones

Day 27: Printed Matter

Textured Language

Day 26: Not in the Brochure

Handmade Paper: Realizing a dream

Brewing ideas
Perfecting textures

Day 25: Deep Ocean Volcanoes


Day 24: Blue

feelings remainlong after 

Day 23: Composing color

on days when screams
become elevator music

Day 22: Ares, son of Zeus

and Hera,sets the stage

Day 21: Flowing into the Deep

from up high

Day 20: Symbolic Acrolect

communicating through art

Day 19: He wrote language

that flowed like a waterfall

Pardon my sadness

over the situation

Day 18: Room with a glass


Day 17: Peach landscapes from

the realm of controlled visions Day 17: controlled visions

Day 16: Peacock Passion

Day 15: perSPECTive

938 front pages from 89 countriesVisited the Newseum today

Day 14: Understanding that elusive subject

we call the mindToday I read 
Nicolai V. Gogol's short storyThe Portrait,written in 1842,which made me pull out my oldtextbooks on "the mind." 

And then I created 
the following image.

somewhere betwixt neurology and psychologyblue greenintersectswith yellow

Day 13: Humble offerings

copied from life

Day 12: Not a Winner

All that glisters is not gold.Often have you heard that told;But my outside to behold.Gilded [tombs] do worms infold.Had you been as wise as bold,Young in limbs, in judgment old,Your answer had not been inscroll'd.Fare you well, your suit is cold.
The Merchant of Venice, II.vii. 65-73Wm. Shakespeare

Handmade paper under a microscope

Part 1 When I began working with  discarded paper products I was getting a lot of  unpredictable results.
In January, I began to record my experiments and put my  papermaking process  under a microscope.  
My goal was to better understand  the quality of the paper: Strength, texture,  color, durability, acidity.It was a "given" that I wanted to savepaper products from the landfills.
I macerated paper fibers and created pulp that I could  sculpt into art. from the pulp stories emerge:
rough like life 
smooth like Hope

Day 11: Rock, Paper


Day 10: When hands tell

the stories

Day 9: Bitten

by a serpentand the story of art during his time

Day 8: The delicate matter

of painting gold

Day 7: Caravaggio captured the light

in 1573

Day 6: Reins

Day 5: Underneath the red paint

she found equations thatmodel the riddles of life

Monster Series: Screws

Screwsshort pieces of metallong pieces of steelgroove windings forming spirals
s   c    r    e    w  sA flat top across its headS  C  R   E   W  SForcing its longness into woodForcing its shortness into plastic by turningScrew it inTurning until it fits snugTurning until it holds together
 S   C   R   E   W   S Forcing his infidelities into their lives Forcing his longness into everyone except his wife Quick, tight fitSnug around those firm hipsSpiraling until he falls from graceScrewing everyone Twisting and turning he justwants to hang his screws on wallsthat don't require a lot of hammering 
(excerpt from Screws)Monster Series

Day 4: The Answer to the Letter

These mini canvases allow
experimentation with various
acrylic gel mediums and pigments.I see what worksand what doesn't. I then use these techniqueson my book covers.  Theacrylics and mediums makewonderful and sturdy coversthat can sustain lots of handling.

Day 3: A letter written by a Gentleman

of good worth

Day 2

history of today

31 days of New Creations

During the month of MayI will create one new pieceof artwork each day and post.On Saturdays I will postthe progress of Monster Series.