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Monday, September 19, 2016

Current Work

 These are small works on wood panels, using inkjet prints, acrylic and glass beads. The piece titled "Garudasana" has a layer of silk fabric under the inkjet print. The square one is 4"x4" and the other three are 6"Hx4"W.

A Beautiful Death




Saturday, July 30, 2016

Alchemical Geometry IV

Alchemical Geometry III

Alchemical Geometry II

Alchemical Geometry

I belong to a dream group where we experiment with various ways of honoring our dreams. One of our projects was to find geometrical shapes in our dreams. One of mine was about two men fighting over a woman. One man had a head that was a white corn tortilla, and the other's head was a pita bread with the side sliced off so his mouth was a vesica piscis. There was also a black and white dog, a white building, and some red semi-circles. One of the other people in the group pointed out that there were only three colors in the dream: red, black and white. These colors are highly significant in alchemy. The shapes are classical, so I started playing with them on Paper by 53. Here are some of the images That resulted.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Bathing Chakras in Progress

Bathing Chakras

This piece is one of a group of smaller pieces using printouts of Photoshop filter pix of myself and others. The chakras and eyes are millefiori beads.

Shadow of Psychosis in Progress

So Many Eyes!

This piece is a collage of old and new photos of my mother and my two younger sisters. My mother's mental illness kicked in hard after I was born, and we all grew up in uncertainty because she was sometimes caring, and sometimes very strange and cold.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Happy (?) Accident

I was not terribly pleased with how the millefiori lagoon dried. The heat was on, and the lagoon formed crevices. The wall on the edges is far from transparent. However, I accept that this is how this piece is. I was very stuck because I was unsure how to proceed, but now I am moving on. This is a finished piece.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Millefiori Lagoon

The Mysterious White Pool
Let's hope this dries clear. If not, I have to start over ... !

Clean Up Station UpgradeA

A Set of Tube Brushes!
I had been using a cone-shaped brush to clean out the nozzles of my plastic squeeze bottles, but it was a little too large for the actual opening end, so I ordered this set of lab brushes. I have to use several sizes to get at all the paint/gel mixture in the nozzles, but it is working very well.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Embedding Millefiori

Hopes and Dreams

The white border will become somewhat transparent, and the beads will be covered with a pour of clear acrylic. This is an experiment, and I have no idea how it will look in the end.

Studio Report

Beware of Artist



Hopes and Dreams

Saturday, January 23, 2016

This Week in the Studio ...

I continued working on the series of self-portraits I started before the holidays. These are a lot of fun!

Who IS that?

Amusing Myself Again (this one will have a shiny coating like the others)

More Fun Than a Barrel