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The Right Combination

We live in the midst of beautiful interconnected systems, both in the sunlight world and underground. I love finding the right combination of materials to express that beauty with some understanding.  I was interviewed by Brian DeVore for the Land Stewardship Project news letter and podcast here’s the interview: http://landstewardshipproject.org/posts/podcast/886 look for Ear to the Ground 185 Soil Art

Transformation
Transformation

My sense of line, light, and space is deeply informed by the natural world. In my most recent work I am trying to remain faithful to the scientific truth of the systems I’m exploring visually.
Experience as an expressive artist plus some basic earth science lets me compose layered art pieces that have both a visual and emotional resonance.

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Creative Space

Crossing

Cross to your creative side

“Creative energy is energy. When we are worrying about creating instead of actually creating, we are wasting our creative energy.” Julia Cameron

In 2 weeks take the opportunity to step away from worrying about creativity and start a creative practice with the support of fellow creatives. Join the structured class that uses Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” exercises to examine the patterns that keep you from expressing your creativity and then just play with a great variety of art materials.

Julia’s book contains the quote “Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.“  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Taking the Artist’s Way Experiential can be that beginning. Join us @6 pm at The  Casket Arts Carriage House  for free introductory class on August 29th. Then sign up for 12 weeks of creative exploration starting Sept 12 Full description!

 

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The Art that Whirls

I have loved showing my new body of art to the crowds of Art A Whirlers.
Some pieces have found new homes and others will move on to  be part of my up coming shows listed below.

See you in the studio or at the galleries

Earth Stories
Earth Stories
FIBER ARTS SHOW AT
ABODE GALLERY
OPENING MAY 27 4:30-6:30  waterprint
RUNS MAY 27 -JULY 5
N2030 #3 SPRING STREET
STOCKHOLM WI
WWW.ABODEGALLERY.COM FOR HOURS
3RD IS “VOICES SEEN, VOICES SHARED”
I AM PART OF A NINE ARTIST GROUP, WORKING IN VARIED MEDIA, WE MEET BI-WEEKLY TO DISCUSS WHAT IT MEANS
TO BE AN ARTIST IN THE MODERN AGE.
OUR GROUP SHOW IS BOTH A CONVERSATION AND AN EXPRESSION OF OUR PASSION FOR OUR INDIVIDUAL WORK.
BETHESDA HOSPITAL GALLERY CAFE,
C-LEVEL, 559 CAPITOL BLVD., ST. PAUL, MN 55103.
OPENS  JUNE 10, 6 PM – 8 PM.
THE SHOW UP UNTIL JULY 31.
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Art in Motion

Soil Horizon
Soil Horizon

This work in heading to it’s new home in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
I began my rooted pieces a while back when my father died.
The more I do them the richer they get,
both visually and contextually.
The roots are doing more than just holding the soil.
They are moving water, they are filtering water
they are communicating with other plants.
We are standing on beautiful complexity.

What a joy to express my gratitude for that.

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40 for 40

Process of Change
Process of Change

The art that I create is built on multiple layers; of materials, of processes, of meaning.

It’s an exploration of what I’m currently in love with; the theme of big changes on the Earth, expressed in the mediums I continue to adore: fiber mixed with paint and stitch.

I call these pieces Maps of Change.

I am having a 40th Art Anniversary party at the studio On March 12 6-9 pm I hope you’ll join me.

This show is a celebration of doing my work but also a thank you for your support. I am grateful that people continue to be interested as I move through themes and techniques and stories.
Fully 1/2 of the 40 pieces I have created since the new year for this show (with materials I created in the last couple of years ) will be small framed pieces for $40 or less.

Shoreline
Shoreline 3″ x 4″ rusted organza, painted linen, found frame.
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Map of Change

abstracts water and fire
Water and Fire shaped the world.

I am having a marvelous time cutting, burning, and layering fabrics and papers I have rusted, painted, and mono printed into my “maps”. I am  reading about early earth: volcanoes, asteroids, millions of years of rain create the canvas for wind, water, fire, and ultimately light to shape our earth.  I just read an article that says early earth with life was purple and blue read here about the light and evolution. My artist’s eye wants to see the purple and the green take shape. Here are some abstracts of me mapping change. The earth is a miracle.