Thursday, May 18, 2017

Alcatraz #1

Back to work after the excitement of last weekend.  I have finished the surface of the first of 2-3 Alcatraz pieces which come from photos I took last year when visiting the island prison to see Ai WeiWei's installations.  What captured my attention was the coloration and texture of the peeling paint in the individual cells.  A somber and impressive fortress...

After I adapted the photo, the work was printed onto canvas, painted with oil paint sticks and then hand stitched.   The rough surface of the cotton canvas captures the feel of the peeling walls.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Branch Gallery Opening

Just a few photos from the 3 hour event yesterday.   There were scores of visitors, fun was had and sales were made.  YIPPEE!!  The show will be up through June 16 with an artist walk through and demo on June 3 at 3pm.  The gallery is open daily so swing by if you are near LAX!

Friday, May 12, 2017


Pieced and appliqued, this smallish quilt uses some of my favorite colors.   While there are some commercial fabrics there are also a lot of my hand dyes and screen prints.