Amazing Retreat Experience

So here’s the fruits of my labor over the Women Contemporary Artists retreat. Such an amazing experience to work with 30 women all together in one big room, each of us doing our thing! The energy was powerful and the exchange of ideas enlightening!


Just built this Creality Ender 3 3D printer, having trouble getting first print to be correct,  has anyone out there played with this printer or a similar one that could offer helpful hints? Thank you in advance!!

Retreat Time Approaches…

I’m getting pretty excited about the Women Contemporary Artists retreat that’s coming up in a couple weeks. I’m bringing several pieces that you’ve watched me get started to hopefully, finish up!

This will be a blissful 4 days of dedicated Studio time with around 25 other women artists working with all kinds of media. I hope to return with minimally 3 finished pieces to add to the gallery “Artists on Main Street” here in Sarasota.

So there maybe a pause in my posting, as I focus on this immersion experience. (or maybe I’ll wind up sharing pix & thoughts from there - we’ll see!!)

Figuring stuff out…

Just thought I’d share some of my figuring out how to create this wave form that comes out of the wall. I’ve experimented with a few ways to achieve the feel I’m looking for - a wave that feels like it’s cresting into you. I want to be able to have areas of the “canvas” hidden from initial view, to inspire the curious to explore further (diving in, as it were).

One of the most important things I try to do in all my work is reward viewers for paying attention. I believe the more you look, the more you see. In all contexts!

Here’s the 40” sq piece a bit further along. I’m playing with interference paints over the dark blue in some of the areas, this means that as the viewer shifts positions, the color changes - yes, perspective changes everything!

Still more to do, not sure what I’m going to do on the edges of the box frame…

Winged Spiral 2 and making a 3D “canvas” wave

These pix show how I have wired the wings to the steel spiral using brass wire. I will use Apoxie Sculpt to wrap and transition the wiring so the wing will appear to flow from the steel. Once the Apoxie cures, I’ll use a heat gun to shape the wings’ outer edge into ruffles.

The small wave form is a maquette for a larger piece, this way I can confirm the work flow to use pvc sheet in different thicknesses (1/8”working surface & 1/4” sides) to create wall hung wave forms that I can paint. The actual size will be around 3-4’ wide x about 12” tall x ??deep.

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