What's Happening in the Studio

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Starting to Show Again

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

6:29 pm 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hiatus

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.

 

2:09 pm 

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.

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7:08 pm 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Showing Again

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, stop by.

  

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2:24 pm 

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.

11:18 am 

Monday, April 23, 2012

New Liturgical Piece
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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.

2:44 pm 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Liturgical Artwork
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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.






3:14 pm 

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.  
2:33 pm 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gallery 110's WHITE Exhibition

December 1-30, 2011

First Thursday, December 1, 6-8pm

Gallery 110, 110 3rd Avenue South, Seattle, WA

 

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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.

 

 

In recognition 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 long.

 

7:00 pm 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Water Series

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.

8:50 am 

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