The first piece, a canvas construction called ‘Am I Blue?’, is on display in the April exhibit at Blackfish Gallery. The piece measures 88″ x 48″, and was created with oil paint on canvas strips sewn together. I included some detail photos of it in a previous post as a work in progress in my studio.
This month’s show also features 35 fish hanging in Blackfish’s front window space, which were created to celebrate Blackfish’s 35-year anniversary. My piece honors the styles of traditional Northwest Coast Indian art, and is a salmon sculpted out of cardboard and papier mâché and painted in acrylics.
Am I Blue? (2014): installation view. Oil on canvas.
Am I Blue? (2014): installation detail 1. Oil on canvas.
Am I Blue? (2014): installation detail 2. Oil on canvas.
Salmon (2014): installation view. Papier mâché.
Salmon (2014): detail. Papier mâché.
‘RAT/TAR/ART’ appeared in Blackfish Gallery’s ‘Irony’ theme show during the month of February 2014. The piece consists of three panels, and was inspired by my daughter‘s system of critiquing works of art.
RAT (2014). 8″ x 12″. Oil on panel.
TAR (2014). 8″ x 12″. Oil on panel.
ART (2014). 8″ x 12″. Oil on panel.
RAT/TAR/ART (2014). 8″ x 12″. Oil on panels.
The first piece, ‘Am I Blue?’, is a pieced canvas construction that will be shown at Blackfish Gallery’s 35th anniversary show, “Being Blackfish”, in April 2014. The materials have been recycled from my piece ‘Deluge‘, which appeared at Blackfish in January 2013. The second piece, ‘Styx – Wall’, is also made from recycled materials, in this case from the original ‘Styx‘, shown in my one-person exhibit in 2011. The last piece, ‘Sewing Circles 2’, is a follow-up to the original ‘Sewing Circles‘, which was shown in June 2013.
Am I Blue? (2014). Oil on canvas.
Am I Blue? (2014): Detail 1. Oil on canvas.
Am I Blue? (2014): Detail 2. Oil on canvas.
Styx – Wall (2014). Sticks, wire, acrylic paint.
Styx – Wall (2014): detail. Sticks, wire, acrylic paint.
Sewing Circles 2 (2014). Oil on canvas with wire.
Welcome to my New Work page, which features pieces that I’ve recently completed along with selected works in progress. I’m usually working on several pieces at a time, and once they’re ready to share I’ll post photos of them on this page.