Slideshow of New Landscape Painting
Liminal Landscapes: Chapter One
This is a selection from paintings begun since moving into my new studio in April 2013. I think of these landscapes as existing in the space between dreaming and waking.
Tantra Series—Inspired by Tantric Meditation Drawings
I'm posting a couple of pieces from work on paper underway in the studio. I often begin my studio day by working on these drawings. I'm finding that this helps me to achieve a flow state for the oil painting session later in the day.
To see a slideshow of selections from this body of work click here.
Kami Two Face
Excerpts from video installation @ Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 2013
Kami are deities or spirits in the Japanese shinto tradition that embody the energy of nature. In this tradition there are a multitude of water Kami, reflecting water's vital importance to agriculture and life in general. Of these Kami, there are many that express the dual nature of water— as both life-giving and life destroying force.
I am inspired by water's duality and it's power to both transform and renew. I filmed water in its many forms for this video projection piece. The foundation for the piece is water rushing over the Merrimack River Old Stone Dam in Lawrence, MA. The footage was obtained when the river was at flood stage after a 100 yr. rain.
This excerpt is from my installation at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, PA in June of 2013
These are the first two works in the PureLand painting series on primed panel.
I am approaching the paint with a newfound confidence and joy in the materiality of the medium.
A slideshow of the emerging body of work will follow soon.....
Shape of Community opens at the Essex Art Center
My collaboration with Liz Nofziger celebrates the community of individuals and organizations working for positive social change in today's Lawrence. This work is in response to an invitation by the Essex Art Center to create work in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the Bread and Roses Textile Mill Strike of 1912. The immersive installation includes a 3D representation of the network uncovered over the course of 12 months of engagement with the community. There is also a collaborative space for gallery visitors to create representations of their own networks and add then into the installation. The show is on view at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence, MA from June 15 —August 16.
Spring 2012 in the Studio
Spring is busting out in the studio with the latest video work and of course, the many critters that I can make with my fuzzy lines.
Stills from WaterForms(Blue Toes), Spring 2012. 5 minute loop, painted mylar, chenillle stems, cut paper.
Stills from Kami Two-Face video projection
4 minute video loop projected onto wall drawing constructed of painted mylar, colored tape, chenille stems, construction paper.