Monday, June 27, 2011

2 x 4's

A pair of eight foot long 2x4's in cast concrete bases.

I made these this past winter in a contemporary sculpture class with Lynn Simmons.

The assignment was to take a 2 x4 and "transform" it. Pretty open ended. My attempt was to revert it to it's primal, tree- self. The method, which was with a hatchet, was as important to me as the end result. My own physical effort was very primitive and primal and I felt imbued the piece with that raw energy.

The shards that came off the lumber were equally important to me, and were used in the second manifestation of this project which I call PV Trees. They can be seen on the Worcester Art Museum's sculpture blog scroll to the April 4th, 2011 entry.
To see my instructor's work please visit her website

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fitchburg Art Museum

Encaustic on plaster

I just got word that this piece of mine has been accepted into the 76th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft at the Fitchburg Art Museum. This is the first time I have submitted a three dimensional piece into a juried show, so I am very pleased it got in!

Jurors were: Candace Casey, Worcester Center for Crafts
Nick Johnson, New England School of Photography
Mary Ann Kearns, 119 Gallery, Lowell

Opening Reception is this Sunday, 26th of June 1-3 p.m.
Show runs until September 04, 2011

This is an art museum, so there is a fee for admission.
Members & kids under 12 get in free. Some public libraries may have passes AND the first Thursday of every month from 4-8 p.m. is free for everyone!

Fitchburg Art Museum is located at 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA
for hours & directions

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rockin' Out

Another plein air abstraction from my trip to Biddeford Pool, Maine.

I was really excited by all the different kinds of rock formations. This spot had very angular, jutting forms.

The painting is 12x12, oil on canvas

Friday, June 17, 2011

beach stones,
Maine coast

So, is it art? I don't really think so, but some would argue.....

I was just getting awfully tired of looking at the last post, and haven't had the chance to photograph any paintings.
Today I have the time, but no sun! I might try under artificial lights and see how that goes.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

More from Maine

acrylic on paper

One overcast morning in Maine a few of us gathered on the porch to work on some non-objective paintings. This is my favorite of the ones I made. I think there is a landscape in there.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

mixed drawing media