Departing The Text

I continue to explore relationships in space using 1” wood cubes. Here I’m trying to illustrate transitions from orderly to dis-orderly, and the possible benefits of that shift.

We often chug along in our life routines, taking comfort in the expected. I enjoy encouraging the departure from routine to bring new experiences into play to open us to all the possibilities out there!

We are almost always in a state of transition, moving from one state of mind to the next. I offer visual and spatial representations with the hope of increasing awareness to ease the stress of facing what’s NEXT.


Blown Away

This little ditty popped into my head fully formed! All I had to do was make it in real life.

This is created with a 1 inch cube in the center, with an array of nine holes on each side. Those holes have 50 pound test fish line coming out ending in a 1/2” cube, all of which have been painted the same way so your perspective determines the color seen.

I like the dandelion feel with a twist (or angle😆). I mounted it on 1/16” stainless steel rod on cocobolo wood. Note the single, fallen piece.


Another Southeastern Guide Dog done! Look for Penny around town in February!

For 2020 there will be a new Southeastern Guide Dog out there for you to add your contribution to! This is Penny, she is waiting for the lovely Erin Papke to come by and paint her face - Erin does all the faces of the SEGD pups I finish (this is the 4th). She is covered in pennies (except for 3 coins, 1 on purpose - see if you can find the quarter and 2 dimes by mistake - when I noticed, it was too late to take them off).

My thought was to inspire donations, so it just made cents!


Totally Cubular!

I’ve fallen into a new series titled “Elevations in Time”, some of you may have seen some of these on Instagram as I’ve been experimenting. 

With the passing of my Mom, they have coalesced into an exploration of space and time, diving into how different perspective is whether you’re looking up at the mountain from the base, or closer to the peak looking back.

My goal is to illustrate various states of transition with an emphasis on the impact of perspective.


Finished!!!

I finished the latest “Dreamer” triptych! Very textural, I used gesso to achieve the layers of strings for the background. The figure delineation is still silver, but this time I used a paler shade of metallic to lighten the feel. All lines seen are raised on the canvases. This is a very breathy piece, soft and subtle, it encourages the viewer to relax and allow their natural flow to emerge.  40”T x 90”W, $3500

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