Monday, November 9, 2009


i have been working on cardboard recently. i was inspired to use cardboard when i saw a couple of pieces by Toulouse-Lautrec at the national gallery. i used cardboard from a large box that was going to be recycled - but reuse come before recycle in the trilogy, so it sounded like a good thing to do. i am really enjoying working on cardboard and the texture of the underlying ribs provides some nice results. here are some snapshots from a work in progress:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

the canvas project and the atlanta airport

I belong to an online art participation called the Art House Coop. One of their recent projects was called The Canvas Project. Every participant received a piece of paper with 5 random words on it, and 5 3"x3" canvas tiles. The goal was to create a visual encyclopedia of as many words as possible. The following is a photo of the tiles I submitted (my words, in order, are: desire, kindly, dawn, mind, want):

The Art House Coop people selected some of the tiles for mounting and display. They are currently on exhibit at the Atlanta airport:

One of my tiles ("Kindly") was selected for the exhibit (in the J/K section, 3rd row, 4th one over - red heart on orange background):

If you are passing through the Atlanta airport in September, take a look!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

poetic feedback at artomatic

Artomatic 2009 ended a few weeks ago. I did my teardown last weekend. I enjoyed Artomatic immensely. I loved seeing all of the great, varied art. I loved meeting new friends.

I found that people visiting Artomatic loved to interact. Several installations invited user feedback (e.g., draw your own robot, write a haiku, comment on your own rat/mouse incident). I would love to think of a way to add interaction to my setup next year. However, one person seemed to have their own way to interact. I found a poem, printed and signed and taped to my wall. It seems that this person, going by the name Brash, had responded to various pieces throughout Artomatic with poetry. I was delighted!

Here is my piece that Brash responded to, followed by the poem:

Being and artist's model
Was sort of neat,
But I wish he hadn't
Fixated on my dirty feet.
© 2009 Brash

Thursday, July 23, 2009

celebration of the figure

I have a piece in MoCA's Celebration of the Figure VII show in Georgetown. Here is a write-up of opening night, which was July 10th, with a photograph of my piece called Walk:

MoCA is a non-profit gallery that offers monthly themed shows involving up-and-coming artists. Information on the MoCA Gallery can be found here:

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

artomatic - a great weekend

i had a great time at artomatic. i went opening night (last friday) and saturday. my family came on saturday and we really enjoyed it. so far i have seen floors 6-9, but not in their entirety. there is so much to see and a friend who was there (and has very good taste) said the he thinks the quality of art this year is better than ever.

all i know is that there is so much good art and that one could spend days walking around trying to see everything. in addition to having beer and wine bars, there is also food inside (i don't think they had food inside last year). hello Hard Times veggie chillie!

the show continues until july 5th, so get out there and check it out. hours and performance schedules can be found here:

Friday, May 29, 2009

artomatic -- tonight is opening night!

Here is a shot of my finished "installation":

I hope you can come by and see it. I will be there tonight and on Meet the Artist night on June 13, as well as various other times.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

artomatic artist catalog

Artomatic has put its 2009 artist catalog online. You can view it here (starting with my 6th floor "neighborhood"):

Opening night is Friday, May 29th -- hope to see you there!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Artomatic 2009

So I have been thinking about it and pondering it and finally decided to go for it -- I am going to have a space at Artomatic 2009. My little AOM profile is here.

I have been working with plain, unstretched canvas sheets for about the past year, so I decided at will exclusively show some of them at AOM. So, how to hang unstretched, unmounted, unframed canvas? Clothespins! (Well, sort of - but you'll have to come visit to see exactly how it is done.)

In keeping with the clothespin idea, I need to use clothesline. And if I am using clothesline, then I need to have poles. So, with that in mind, the following idea was born...

I looked at the bare wood:

Gave it a base coat:

Enlisted some child labor:

And added some details:

It is now ready for hanging, which I will do this weekend.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009