Sunday, February 12, 2017
Starting to Show Again
I have a exhibition that inclues new work in March at Social Fabric Gallery in Bellingham,
WA. The new pieces combine the three-dimensional work with fabric and techniques from the Torn Series. Here is an in-process
photo of Torn Waves. The exhibit will be up the entire month of March. Bellingham is a great weekend get-away and
an opportunity to see my newest work. The opening reception is on March 3, 2017 5:30-9:00pm. See you then!
Friday, August 14, 2015
I'm finally back in the studio, creating new 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional
work. I'm reworking a few of the torn pieces, adding another layer of complexity by slashing and reassembling them. I've
been knitting small pieces to assembly into larger works. I hope to get some in-progress photos up soon.
I've been on hiatus
from the studio while I helped promote my partner's book on fishing vessel history of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Just
after the book was published, he was diagnosed with cancer and lost his battle with it in April, 2015.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
I was asked by my congregation’s stewardship committee to create a visual to track the progress of the pledging
program. The congregation has deep roots in the fishing industry, carried on with the annual Blessing
of the Fleet. Drawing on that history, I created a sculpture with a fishing net and paper fish.
The fishing net is draped on the three-ring structure used for the other sculptures. I designed
a simple pattern and the Sunday School children created the fish as they learned about stewardship. Each fish represents a
pledge and each Sunday in November the children add more fish to the net as more pledges are counted.
Monday, February 18, 2013
This winter and spring, I have pieces in two juried shows. Muddy Water I is showing at Gallery 360 in Vancouver
WA and Alpine Lakes I is showing at WomanMade Gallery in Chicago IL. If you are in the area of either gallery,
Friday, July 27, 2012
Red Brown Mounds Out and About Again
An early free-form knitted piece is on exhibition again. In 2011, 'Red
Brown Mounds' went to Chicago to be part of a group show at WomanMade Gallery. This summer and fall, it will be at the
Washington State Convention and Trade Center as part of a Celebration of Washington Artists, curated by Artist Trust.
The exhibition features artists who have
participated in Artist Trust's EDGE Professional Development Program. I participated in the program in 2007.
You can find 'Red Brown Mounds' in the glass
case near break-out room #206.The exhibition runs from July 21-October 18, 2012.
A reception will be held on September 7, 2012 from 5:30-8:30.
Monday, April 23, 2012
New Liturgical Piece
Much of my artwork is about transformation, moving from one state of being to another or one
season to another. The Easter piece, Resurrection and the Call, created for my church's sanctuary moves from Easter
to Pentecost. It is a combination of the semi-transparent fabric created by couching bamboo and cotton
yarns onto silk organza and a cascade of origami birds and illustrates the triumph of Easter and the call of Pentecost.
Over 450 origami birds were made by members of the congregation and represent the descending of the
Holy Spirit at Pentecost. As with the other piece I did for this congregation, it was important to have
a participatory element. At the end of Easter season, the white panels will be removed to reveal the
cascade of birds for the season of Pentecost.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Since last fall, I've been working on a couple of liturgical pieces for the church
I attend. The first one is about gratefulness. It is three grids of silk fabric suspended from a metal ringed structure.
It hangs in the sanctuary. The congregation was invited to write what they were grateful for on paper leaves which were
tied to the grid. Each week for two months, leaves were added filling in the grid. In the future the piece will hang
in the sanctuary during the summer months.
BAM Submission Update
Last December, I submitted a proposal to the Bellevue Art Museum's Biennial. I learned in early March that my proposal was
not chosen. There was a lot of competition. I will try again the future.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Gallery 110's WHITE Exhibition
December 1-30, 2011
First Thursday, December 1,
Gallery 110, 110 3rd Avenue South, Seattle, WA
I am part of WHITE, December's exhibition at Gallery 110 showcases the metphors,
conceptual and visual aesthetic of "white." Everything from a simple reflection of the winter season to personal
implications of absence, putity, peace and renewal; the gallery invites you to celebrate with our members as they explore
the essence of white.
of the season of gift-giving, this piece, Black, White, Red, may be taken home right after you purchase it.
No need to wait for the exhibition to close. My scarves and greeting cards will be available at the gallery all month
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I have been thinking about a series about the movement of water and will be proposing to show
work in that series. Moving water, in creeks, on the shore has held a long fascination for me. I've been photographing
it for years, capturing the movement a moment at time. Some surprising things
can be seen in that moment. I'm translating into knitted sculpture the lines, bubbles and swirls.
I'm preparing a submission
for the Bellevue Art Museum's Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet exhibition. BAM's biennials focus on work by Northwest artists
and craftsmen, occurring every 2 years with a new theme.
Yesterday, 7 pieces went
to the photographer. The deadline is mid-December, so I'm on track to get the submission in well ahead of time.