Change. We have had the most wonderful long gold light autumn. Now, suddenly snow and short days.The holidays are upon us, joyful but hectic, and less welcome change. All of this has me thinking we need to take care. I make things that express the beauty I find in the natural world. On December 10 I am having an event at the studio where I offer this work to you as part a relaxing day with food and art activities.
I’ll post the schedule soon for Winter Care at the Casket Arts Carriage House 10 am -6 pm studio 303
We live in the midst of beautiful interconnected systems, both in the sunlight world and underground. I love finding the right combination of materials to express that beauty with some understanding. I was interviewed by Brian DeVore for the Land Stewardship Project news letter and podcast here’s the interview: http://landstewardshipproject.org/posts/podcast/886 look for Ear to the Ground 185 Soil Art
My sense of line, light, and space is deeply informed by the natural world. In my most recent work I am trying to remain faithful to the scientific truth of the systems I’m exploring visually.
Experience as an expressive artist plus some basic earth science lets me compose layered art pieces that have both a visual and emotional resonance.
“Creative energy is energy. When we are worrying about creating instead of actually creating, we are wasting our creative energy.” Julia Cameron
In 2 weeks take the opportunity to step away from worrying about creativity and start a creative practice with the support of fellow creatives. Join the structured class that uses Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” exercises to examine the patterns that keep you from expressing your creativity and then just play with a great variety of art materials.
Julia’s book contains the quote “Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.“ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Taking the Artist’s Way Experiential can be that beginning. Join us @6 pm at The Casket Arts Carriage House for free introductory class on August 29th. Then sign up for 12 weeks of creative exploration starting Sept 12 Full description!
I have loved showing my new body of art to the crowds of Art A Whirlers.
Some pieces have found new homes and others will move on to be part of my up coming shows listed below.
See you in the studio or at the galleries
FIBER ARTS SHOW AT ABODE GALLERY
OPENING MAY 27 4:30-6:30
RUNS MAY 27 -JULY 5
N2030 #3 SPRING STREET
WWW.ABODEGALLERY.COM FOR HOURS
3RD IS “VOICES SEEN, VOICES SHARED”
I AM PART OF A NINE ARTIST GROUP, WORKING IN VARIED MEDIA, WE MEET BI-WEEKLY TO DISCUSS WHAT IT MEANS
TO BE AN ARTIST IN THE MODERN AGE.
OUR GROUP SHOW IS BOTH A CONVERSATION AND AN EXPRESSION OF OUR PASSION FOR OUR INDIVIDUAL WORK.
BETHESDA HOSPITAL GALLERY CAFE,
C-LEVEL, 559 CAPITOL BLVD., ST. PAUL, MN 55103.
OPENS JUNE 10, 6 PM – 8 PM.
THE SHOW UP UNTIL JULY 31.
This work in heading to it’s new home in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
I began my rooted pieces a while back when my father died.
The more I do them the richer they get,
both visually and contextually.
The roots are doing more than just holding the soil.
They are moving water, they are filtering water
they are communicating with other plants.
We are standing on beautiful complexity.
The art that I create is built on multiple layers; of materials, of processes, of meaning.
It’s an exploration of what I’m currently in love with; the theme of big changes on the Earth, expressed in the mediums I continue to adore: fiber mixed with paint and stitch.
I call these pieces Maps of Change.
I am having a 40th Art Anniversary party at the studio On March 12 6-9 pm I hope you’ll join me.
This show is a celebration of doing my work but also a thank you for your support. I am grateful that people continue to be interested as I move through themes and techniques and stories.
Fully 1/2 of the 40 pieces I have created since the new year for this show (with materials I created in the last couple of years ) will be small framed pieces for $40 or less.