Thursday, July 24, 2014


I will be showing two pieces at the South Bay Contemporary Gallery.  Opening night is August 2 from 6-9 pm.   Ground floor of the Peninsula Center in the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California.   The show will be up until August 31.  Come on by!  Both of these pieces are entirely hand stitched.

 Golden Splat!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Another Chroma:Brown Module

This piece represents the ores and alloys made from the earth's mineral deposits: gold, copper, brass and bronze.  Lots of real metal and metallic paints on synthetic substrates in this piece.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Chroma Browns/Earthtones

This is the beginning of the eighth and last piece in the Chroma series.  The first two modules are complete.  One is the texture module; each of the pieces in the series has one.  The other celebrates ethnic fabrics which are often dyed with natural earth pigments.

Texture Module:

 Ethnic Fabrics:

Rust on Timtex

Timtex is a sturdy, non-woven synthetic fabric to which rusting products have been applied.
This piece is 16" x 16".


Formulators Round Three

This is the third piece I did for the Formulators series.   This round has a title, March Garden.  Here is my response to the two pieces I received in this round.   When the whole series is complete we will post the entire adventure.  Meanwhile, enjoy my work!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Those who have been following this blog might remember that I started a tapestry on the big Shannock loom about three years ago.  My assistant Jessica, who has been working on it since day one (when she was 11), is still weaving away.   She and I have really been putting in the hours this summer because we want to finish before she graduates from high school in four years!  Have I mentioned that tapestry weaving is a slow and deliberate process?  And we don't have more than a few hours each week to work on it as we both have plenty of other things we need to do with our time!  Here are a few shots of our progress to date.

btw- We are weaving at 90 degrees to the finished piece so we are working from what will be the right side of the piece to the left.