Monday, June 11, 2012

New Work Complete!

Just finished my second woven landscape.  One of the most labor intensive things I have made to date.... collaging, painting, weaving, cutting, reweaving, tearing, re-reweaving, re-re-reweaving again. 

Overflow.  Plastic debris, acrylic, paper. 31" x 58" x 78."  2012.






More Past Works

For those who do not are more past works that are significant for the trajectory I am on.

Crystallization of Regret. Gauze, silk thread, rabbit skin glue.  Approx. 30" x 30" x 55."  2010.


Around the same time I started making these Wound/Landfill paintings.  

Albatross. Gauze, pins, thread, trash, iron oxide, staples, acrylic and oil on canvas.  48" x 72." 2010.


Midway Island.  Studio debris, staples, medical tape, oil on canvas.  27" x 31." 2010.


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Studio Love

Check it out y'all.  My studio for the month.  This + dancing = seriously fun times here in VT.  


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ready for the weave

Another landscape ready to be woven into!  Approx.  4.5' x 6.5 '

Newly Finished Work

The first finished in a new series of woven trash paintings.   A conversation about contemporary concerns with the mid-18th century ukiyo-e artists, masters of dynamic composition.  I am really giving myself more freedom to make un-beautiful.  New accomplishments - the color of the pink has actually stirred a gag reflex in a few people.  

Reflection (Wave at Kanagawa).  Found plastics, acrylic on paper.  38" x 56"




Monday, May 28, 2012

Under the Bolivian Sky

Closer to the Sun.  From my recent travel to South America.  Bolivia, a land of immense beauty and immense sadness. 

More in Progress

This is a new series I am starting.  It will be a body of work in which I have conversations with Hiroshige and Hokusai, learning from their dynamic compositions, but incorporating a hopefully grotesque element with my use of refuse.  


New Works - in progress

Here is the first of my woven plastic pieces.  Found plastics are woven into fabric.  Still in progress.  Approx. 5'x5'


Past works - the current that runs through into present work

Untitled.  2010.  This project was a continuation of the "Trash Soup" series, but are Black and White prints.  

Trash Soup Series.  2009/10.  Digital Photographs of trash collected out of Providence River, floated in a 5 gallon aquarium, and lit from different angles.  

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Leaving a Door Ajar

So here I go, writing into the open void called the "internet."  Life is full of surprises, never thought that I would be one to start a blog.  Apparently I started two by mistake, not sure how that happened.