cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

3 + 7

“3 + 7” is the name of the collaborative sculpture that Jamie Abbott, Roy Holmberg and I did for the upcoming show Art in the Arboretum: Environmental Installations at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  This exhibit was beautifully curated by...

how it’s made

  I finished this piece, Making My Own Paradise, a few months ago, but, although I’d taken a lot of in-progress photos, I didn’t post many of them.  It was a complex creation and assembly process…it took over a year from start to...

making my own paradise

Some of you saw this piece at Open Studios in October, still in need of a frame.  Finally!  It’s finished! Making My Own Paradise started several years ago, during a summer trip to Iceland. I saw this barn regularly on a trail, perched slightly above my eye...

ten months

If you’ve read this blog over the past year, you’ll know that I’ve been doing some pieces based on the Iceland landscape. I’ve never blogged about why I started working with that landscape to begin with, and, as a side note, why I haven’t posted since October 2. It...

the photographer and the photographs

RR Jones photographed some of my work the other day, both new pieces as well as older drawings that I had never had photographed.  Here is Ron, photographing something new, amidst the drawings now hanging for Open Studios. And here are a few of the photographs he...

oh iceland

I’m back in Iceland, taking a lot of photos for later use in the studio, as inspiration for drawings and paintings. The horizon line is not as prominent in this one as in some of the other photos I’ve taken (and in all of the drawings), but I like that...