New Work: Out of the Ordinary

March 3, 2011 § 1 Comment

 

Here in rainy Seattle the lichens,moss, and ferns have never looked better. The constant drizzle and cold temperatures make everything so lush and verdant.  This piece started on a lovely walk to the Washington Arboretum. I tiny broken stick along the pathway held the most curious little specimen barely visible to the naked eye…

At home I put the tiny twig under my dissecting microscope to discover the most gorgeous little structure!

I recently donated this piece to Pratt Fine Art Center (where I work and have been taking a fabulous bead making course). More tiny discoveries are soon to follow!

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Opening: Kindred Spirits

March 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

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A big thanks to everyone who came out to the Greenwood/Phinney Art Walk.  Special thanks to co-exhibitor Christopher Allman, Urban Light Studios owner/lead photographer Kevin Law, and artist Sarah Miles!

If you didn’t get a chance to see the exhibit I’ll be showing more work next month at a group show at ArtsWest called Domestic Patterns.

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Kindred Spirits – opening next Friday!

February 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

I liked Sarah Bear Miles the second I met her.  Then I saw her art and then liked her even more!  Her website says she, “gleans her inspiration from interacting with little forgotten things like snails and maple seed pods”.  Really though, I think she draws her inspiration from deep forest magics that are openly hidden in every day life.

She introduced me to the fabulous artist Christopher Allman, who makes all of these fantastic dioramas and cut outs featuring wood land animals. His paintings are lovely in shades of umber, ochre, Prussian blue, and sap green – I love how some of the animals have little windows into their bodies showing their food.

Sarah, Christopher and I will have art work up through the month of February at Urban Light Studios which is part of the Greenwood Art Collective.  If you haven’t been there you should go because it’s an amazingly beautiful space.  Sarah will have a solo showing of new painting in the downstairs gallery which will include an opportunity to make a sheet fort.

There will be an opening during the Greenwood – Phinney Art Up Art Walk on Friday, February 11th, 2011 6-10pm.  Urban Light Studios is located at 8537 Greenwood Ave | Seattle, Washington 98103 (map). Live music & wine tasting!

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New on my list of things I love to do: making glass beads!

February 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’ve just started an 8 week flame working course! I had some initial reservations about my ability as I’ve never worked in glass before, but ca n safely say I’m already hooked. There is something about fire & molten glass that is both incredibly hypnotizing and totally magical.  When glass is heated with the torch it becomes a semi-solid and acts like the most delicious honey on the end of your mandrel…need I say more?

The use of beads in my artwork is relatively new and I have to say I’ve been left wanting more.  I have a lot of really specific ideas of what I’d like to use and have been trouble finding exactly the right bead.   So I’m incredibly excited that I could make custom lovelies – possibilities abound!

These beads are from my first week of class.  As always, thanks for taking the time to look! I’ll keep you updated on my newest glass creations.

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This Will be Our Year Closing Soon!

January 30, 2011 § Leave a comment


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Another big round of applause to everyone who came out for the opening of  This Will be Our Year (Took A Long Time to Come). You guys are awesome.

The show ends February 8th so if you haven’t done so already go check out the exhibit at Assemble Gallery! Assemble also has a lot of wonderful hand made gifts in addition to fun crafty classes.

Assemble Gallery |7406 Greenwood Avenue North | Seattle, Washington 98103}

Monday – Wednesday 11 – 6
Thursday – CLOSED
Friday – 11 – 6 (until 9 on second Fridays)
Saturday 11 – 6
Sunday 12 – 5

{206.913.2470}

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New Work: Cucumaria

January 23, 2011 § 6 Comments

 

Cucumaria

Inspired by the touch pool on a trip to the Seattle Aquarium, this piece features cucumaria miniata (also known as the red sea cucumber).   I really enjoy the sea cucumber’s velvety texture and exterior body plan which looks so alien and abstract.

It initially seems like a stark contrast against the polyhedral shapes I’ve been recently studying, but sea cucumbers are technically echinoderms and exhibit the same pentagonal skeletal structure as their cousins the sea urchin.

Comments and feedback always welcome. Thanks for taking a minute to look!

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This Will Be Our Year Opening

January 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

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A very very special thanks to everyone who came out to the opening yesterday!  It was lovely to see the other participating artists work, great to meet some new people, and fantastic to see so many familiar faces.

In case you missed it, the show will be on view until February 8th.

Assemble Gallery | 7406 Greenwood Avenue North | Seattle, Washington 98103

Monday – Wednesday 11 – 6
Thursday – CLOSED
Friday – 11 – 6 (until 9 on second Fridays)
Saturday 11 – 6
Sunday 12 – 5

206.913.2470

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