Monday, May 19, 2014

The Blonde and The Dunce

A lot of time has been spent on these two works and finally I feel they are both resolved.  No longer are they a diptych. because they seem to want to stand apart.  The Dunce is destined to be part of the Penland School of Crafts Annual Auction in August, and I am very honored to have been asked to donate a piece.

This week I'll be tying up loose ends in my home studio as I prepare to go to the first summer session at Penland on Sunday, May 25 as a metals student in Arlene Fisch's two week class. I have attended numerous classes at Penland, and I frequent the Metals Studio.  I recommend Penland for many reasons. It is a wonderful place with friendly and happy people everywhere, and a beautiful atmosphere with wonderful artworks in every corner. There is a spirit of cooperation and rich collaboration. Importantly, working with a new medium with strange techniques requires me to stretch into a new aspect of art-making, and I believe that serves my studio practice in a tangible way. The class this year will have me crocheting and knitting with wire - I can't wait to see where that leads me. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Blonde


The Blonde;  the idea of identity based on visual information continues to influence my work.  Both the dunce and the blonde are stereotypes.  

Sunday, May 4, 2014

New Work in Progress

I've been working on two related pieces off and on for a while now.  Don't know where these are going or what to say about them yet. At times I think these are really awful and silly; then on occasion I'll see some future for them.  I'll just document the progress for now.  These have working titles: The Dunce and The Blonde.  More of The Blonde later.