Wednesday, September 29, 2010

enough about me

This Friday offers numerous wonderful exhibits. VSW presents artist and poet Jen Bervin to speak at the Black Mountain North Symposium at 2:30-4:00 PM at the Memorial Art Gallery. The Black Mountain North Symposium is a three-day conference and festival of the arts in Rochester, NY. It celebrates upstate New York’s experimental arts, whose lineage is partly traceable to the migration of artists and scholars from a radically innovative school situated in the hills of North Carolina from 1933 to 1957. Jen Bervin's work is so lovely, I assume she will be speaking about her new book The Desert. This book is made by her (hand) machine sewing over the text to reveal a found poem. (She made an edition of 40!)


Saturday, September 25, 2010

head over heals

I have never felt this way about my own work, but, yes, I am head over heals in love with the collages I have been making for the Record Archive exhibit.
I am only just completing the last of them and the show opens this Friday. I will deliver the work on Tuesday and hope to keep making a few pieces to bring in later in the week. The picture of the studio shows the work I am still attempting to accomplish in the two or three days I have left...
Hearts and Crafts at Java's is tomorrow and I work on Monday but I should be able to get into the studio and get moving. I have 15 painted canvases with collage as well as a number of pieces on paper and blocks (I posted images of those blocks earlier)... For those of you cannot be in Rochester to see this work, well, I feel badly for you. It really is a stupendous group of pieces and I am obviously very proud of myself although I truly feel that the work just needs me around to glue and cut...

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Here is a preview for of some work I have created that will be exhibited at Record Archive. I will also have some new prints of new work for Artist Row on Sunday. Come and see me and many other amazing artists at the Pubic Market! These are 5 x 5 inches. I have been playing around with ideas of gender and empowerment. I wish I had more time before the exhibit opens because I really like the direction the work is taking.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

studio pics

Aster came and did a photo shoot at Rockwood Place ( where I share a studio with Sarah). She uses a tripod and the timer. I could hear her on the roof above me as I worked on collage. She created these amazing pictures. (If you like these - there are more on her facebook).

Sunday, September 5, 2010

As promised

Here are more pics from our family trip in August. We stopped in Ithaca for one day. There are all these amazing public sculptures in town...Some of you know how I love pods!

Below are pics from a gorge just north of Ithaca.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Last week we adopted a 6 month old cat that needed a home. He is a sweet thing, but April and Nemo, our other dog and cat are pretty upset with him. Gizmo, Gizmoto, Gizzle, Gizzard or just plain Giz is a strong stubborn cat. He definitely stands his ground with the dog. April is used to getting beat up by our other cat, but usually Nemo runs away after a few good wacks. The new little guy just waits there until April backs away. He has Nemo so frightened that we hardly ever see him. I know it will take some time, but sooner or later they will all get along.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I am disappointed in myself that I have not posted in so long. I have been very, very busy. I have taken a new, second, part time job and last week I was teaching collage and mosaic all week at an art day camp and I have a show that will open October 1st and am trying desperately to complete a lot of collage work...
But today is my amazing son's birthday - so, it is essential that I share this wonderful day with the world. Gage is 16, stupendous sixteen, I can't believe it myself, but the calendar states it is true. HE is the most wonderful, analytic, interesting person I know. I love him a ton. This picture above is Gage and the one below is Allen and Gage. Both were taken at Storm King Art park. We all went on a mini vacation to Dia Beacon and Storm King two weeks ago - I will post more images from the trip soon.