Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Day 19: He wrote language

that flowed like a waterfall
Acrylic on canvas, 19 May 2013
symbolic acrolect

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pardon my sadness

over the situation

Monster Series: Plight of the disadvantaged
(embossed handmade paper)

Day 18: Room with a glass

Day 18: Drawing lines
Making sketches
Mining silver in
Underground galleries

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Day 15: perSPECTive

938 front pages from 89 countries

Day 15: seeing from different perspectives
Visited the Newseum today
Front page news from around the world on 15 May 2013.  

On Level 6, this sign accompanied
front page news from
all 50 states and around the world.
The Border Mail, Australia

The United States, Zambia, South Korea and Sweden

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Day 14: Understanding that elusive subject

we call the mind
Day 14: the beginnings of psychoanalysis
Today I read 
Nicolai V. Gogol's short story
 The Portrait,
written in 1842,
which made me pull out my old
textbooks on "the mind." 

And then I created 
the following image.

somewhere betwixt 
neurology and psychology
blue green
with yellow

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Day 12: Not a Winner

All that glisters is not gold.
Often have you heard that told;
Many a man his life hath sold
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. 65-73
Wm. Shakespeare

Saturday, May 11, 2013

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 save
paper 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 
handmade papers from 100% post-consumer fibers

smooth like Hope
handmade paper from post-consumer fibers

Day 11: Rock, Paper

Day 11: Figures from Fables

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Day 9: Bitten

by a serpent
Day 9,  Remembering Guido Cagnacci 
and the story of art 
during his time

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Day 5: Underneath the red paint

she found equations that
model the riddles of life

Day 5, 31 Days of New Creations

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Monster Series: Screws


short pieces of metal
long pieces of steel
groove windings 
forming spirals

s   c    r    e    w  s
Proof of linocut for Screws, Monster Series taped on Yellow wall
A flat top across its head
S  C  R   E   W  S
Forcing its longness into wood
Forcing its shortness into plastic by turning
Screw it in
Turning until it fits snug
Turning until it holds together

Yellow wall with color swatches, drawings and proofs for Monster Series
 S   C   R   E   W   S
Forcing his infidelities into their lives
Forcing his longness into everyone
except his wife
Quick, tight fit
Linocut and 1st proof for Screws
Snug around those firm hips
Spiraling until he falls from grace
Screwing everyone 
Twisting and turning he just
wants to hang his screws on walls
that 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.

Day 4
I see what works
and what doesn't.
 I then use these techniques
on my book covers.  The
acrylics and mediums make
wonderful and sturdy covers
that can sustain lots of handling.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

31 days of New Creations

During the month of May
I will create one new piece
of artwork each day and post.
Exploring abstraction, Suzanne Coley
On Saturdays I will post
the progress of Monster Series.

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