Friday, December 28, 2012

Last of the 12" x 12" Collages

There are five pieces each made by five different artists in response to a collage each of us made last summer.  This is my textile piece based on the paper collage made by Laurie Bucher.  My other four are here on the blog but back a few months.  It was such a pleasure working on this as I've been crazed working on the 3 textile exhibitions I'm curating at the Palos Verdes Art Center (opening Jan. 18 from 6-8  then up till March 17) and this was a welcome break - away from the computer!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Three Fiber Shows I'm Curating!!

PLEASE COME!!   Email me if you have questions.  More about the silk scarf girls' night out wine/munchies in the gallery workshop to follow - February 28 from 7-9.  Click on the images below to make them big enough to read.   Fierce Winds is my solo art quilt exhibition that was up in Western Maryland all summer.

Friday, December 21, 2012


At last!  I moved out of my studio annex months ago and got a lovely new washable floor in my office.  The easel has been sitting here for at least 2 months and today I finally put paint to canvas.  This was a piece that I started during the summer and it didn't take long to complete it.  I'd been trying to stay away from mixing fiber with paint but this one has paper and I do want to add some stitching to a new piece.  I see some serious texture in the not too distant future creeping into the paintings.  (Not that it hasn't, but this time more intentionally!)

Sand Mandala

Buddhist  monks have been working on this mandala at the local Palos Verdes Unitarian Church all week.  They will be sweeping it away on Christmas to help us remember not to get too attached to material objects.  But . . . they were taking photos themselves!  Can't blame them - it is gorgeous and done completely from memory.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


This very graphic piece honors the women working in the American factories in Juarez, Mexico, who have not made it home safely.  The dark, mostly unpaved streets, hold terrors, and scores of women have been raped and murdered.  The black graphic in the background is a stylized map of the city of Juarez near the US border. 


I've just found time to start this next piece in the Chroma series and have completed the texture module.    So much going on as I'm curating three shows which open in January and have been shipping work off to multiple venues.  But it is a pleasure to be working on the Chroma series once again.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Jacob's Ladder Winging Its Way to Minneapolis

A giant crate was built to house the 75" long ladder and carry it safely to its show in Minneapolis at the Tychman Shapiro Gallery.  Opens the second week in January.  Here are some pix to give an idea of the scale of this baby!  Naomi Guttman's poetry, written about the ladder and Jacob's dream, are going to be shown with it and her voice will be recorded reading the poems so any nearby viewer will be able to hear and appreciate them.    btw - a 12' marlin was being crated at the same time; hope they didn't switch them during mailing!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Just in the Nick of Time

Got this quilt done today which is just under the wire for having it considered for the 3 part fiber exhibition I'm curating at the Palos Verdes Art Center.  The show, which includes work by many nationally recognized artists, opens January 18 and is up for 2 months.  Many more details to come  . . .   This is called UnderSea Treasures and has some bejeweled elements floating on its surface.