Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Module Six in Situ

Off to Long Island in New York for a wedding and to tour some artists' studios and small museums.  Catch you all next week!

My SOLO Exhibition in Frostburg, MD

I'm thrilled with how beautifully the show was hung in this historic venue.  Please visit by June 2 if you happen to be in or near western Maryland.

Monday, May 28, 2012

One More Module DONE

This unit represents the sun, the sun god Helios and the masculine principle YANG from the yin/yang symbol.  All are strongly affiliated with the color yellow.  The yin/yang is paper laminated to the underlying fabric, the first time that technique appears in the series.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fifth Module DONE!

In spite of getting two big shows open last weekend I have been able to get back to work on my Chroma series and have finished the fourth portion of the design.  This one honors illnesses associated with the color yellow.  Ships carrying crew or passengers sick with the plague  were required to fly this flag essentially quarantining it.  And the two elements: cadmium sulphide and arsenic sulphide, were used in dye and paint recipes for the brilliant yellow they produced.  Many's the early chemist who lost his health in the making!  Believe it or not I actually had to remake this module three times to get the simplicity I wanted.  Was there a yellow curse??!?!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Successful Opening

Quilts on the Wall's exhibit at the Hangar had a fantastic opening.  Zillions of folks turned up and three pieces sold.  If you missed it please come by between now and June 16 on a Wednesday-Saturday afternoon!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Delivery at the Hangar Gallery in Santa Monica

We brought 23 pieces of fine art textiles to the gallery where Quilts on the Wall will be exhibiting for the next four weeks.  Our job was to arrange them, get them name tagged and otherwise set up our show.  Annette Guerrero (Quilts on the Wall president) and Susan Willlen (artist extraordinaire) and I did it in a couple of hours.  Today the gallery's professional installer will be putting it all up on the walls.  If you are anywhere near the Santa Monica Airport this Saturday night from 6-9 please stop by for the grand opening.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Another Module

I have a fourth one finished in the Chroma Series: Yellow and have sketched out the next one as well.  It will deal with the chemicals/poisons artists have used over the eons to create the yellow dyes and paints.  This one is about the range of yellow which make up the primary color and plays with texture and reflection.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Another Module Done

The upper right corner of Chroma: Yellow is now complete, five more sections to go . . .

Thursday, May 3, 2012

20 Quilts Off to Frostburg Museum

OMG!!!!  I spent the whole day getting the quilts packed and shipped off for my solo exhibition in Frostburg in Western Maryland.  I'm very excited and hope that if you or anyone you know is nearby you'll stop in for the opening (May 19) or just to visit while the show is up.  The flyer is on the blog if you scroll down a bit, or contact me for specifics.  All the pieces got ironed, de-linted and gently rolled over three swim noodles, all covered in plastic in case the bin runs into a rain storm along the way.  Wish them a safe journey!  Oh yea, I really do have an orchid color storage wall for the only logical reason there is: I can...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2 down, 6 to go . . .

I've been working on the first three modules two of which are more or less done and pinned up.  You can see the outlines of the rest of them.  I have a really strong connecting device in mind which will tie them all together.   That BIG REVEAL will not happen until the last of the eight units is done.  Remember to click on any photo you'd like to see in detail.