Sunday Series 1 , 12" x 12", acrylic on paper and Mylar Sunday Series 2, 12" x 12", acrylic on paper and Mylar Sunday Series 3 , 12" x 12", acrylic on paper and Mylar Sunday Series 4, 12" x 12", acrylic on paper and Mylar
I have the extreme good fortune to be attending a residency at the Sanskriti Foundation in Delhi, India this January. I will be blogging from Sanskriti throughout the month, so keep posted! A few images from the website... 5 acres of natural surroundings. On the grounds of Sanskriti On the grounds of Sanskriti One of the artist studios Studios and residences
Please join me for an informal closing reception for Force Field at the Bromfield Gallery on Saturday, November 30, from 2 to 5 pm, and I will be talking briefly about my work that is on display at 3 pm.
Gallery installation of wood and Plexiglass glyphs, including Tender Flesh, 48" x 48", acrylic on canvas (far right) Black Glyphs, acrylic on 4 canvases, 80" x 80" and Spider Glyph, laser cut Plexiglass and acrylic paint, 36" diameter Detail of installation including Red Triangle Glyph, acrylic on MDF board, 40" x 30", and laser cut Plexiglass
I accomplished the goal of installing my new laser cut sculptures in a public outdoor setting. Tree Glyphs is on view now through November 3, 2013. The individual elements are laser cut from MDF board and painted with acrylics. Thanks to Leslie Condon who helped with the installation. It takes a village! Thanks also to Fernando, employed by the United South End Artists to help with installing my pieces 20 feet off the ground.
Following my exhibit at Stonehill College last month, I worked with a group of 7 students to produce an installation on the entry windows of the Cushing-Martin art building. In my previous post , I showed the process of arriving at the design using the students' unselfconscious doodles to music. Vector files of the doodles were sent to Signsbytomorrow.com in Easton, MA who did a great job of working with me to size the images properly and cut them out of adhesive vinyl. The students and I spent the afternoon adhering the vinyl to the windows, mostly following our sketches from the week before. There were some ad hoc decisions made as we discovered that some of the designs were too busy and needed to be simplified. I am always impressed by commercial businesses that make an effort to accommodate the sometimes weird requests of artists! Stonehill students adhering the adhesive vinyl to the art building windows. Taking the paper backing off the vinyl on windows.
Following my exhibit, Iconic , at Stonehill College this fall in the Cushing Martin Gallery, I am working on a sticky vinyl installation of doodles for the window of the Fine Arts building with David Kinsey's class of seven students. This installation will be similar in spirit to the ones I have previously done with grad students at Lesley University and the teen docents at Danforth Art. First, I elicited marks from the students by having them draw on a piece paper lodged inside of a small paper lunch bag. While drawing, they listened to two very different musical selections. The first was a melodic, lyrical piece, very meditative in nature. The second cut was percussive and loud. Prompted by the contrasting musical selections, the students responded to what they heard. "Blind" drawings allowed them to be unselfconscious about their work. During the next week, I scanned the drawings and printed them out onto transparencies so that we could project the images onto
I am just back from teaching Painting Intuitively on the island of Skopelos in Greece. Sponsored by the Island Center for the Arts , and run by my friends Tom and Isabel Dempsey, this was the trip of a lifetime. Tom and Isabel, originally from Boston, moved to Skopelos permanently about 20 years ago. Each year they offer classes taught by New England area artists. My class included nine wonderful people - seven New Englanders, one Ohioan, and two Canadians. Fifi, Isabel's daughter's chihuahua mix, often accompanied us on our outings. Dressed up for a night on the town! Our group of nine plus Isabel Dempsey with Fifi, and myself, fifth from the left. Getting there involved landing in Athens, and taking a bus and then a ferry to the island. The view of the Acropolis, day and night - from my hotel room. Our ferry to Skopelos. Mornings were reserved for classes which were held on tile patio and shaded by grape vines. We looked out onto a pool, an olive