Thursday, December 4, 2008

Gallery Night

Chesapeake Sky

Crimson Forest

Crows of November

Friday night is gallery night. I have three pieces in the CSMA show. These are shown above.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Tonight is the opening reception at Limestone Art Gallery. I am looking forward to it. I have a piece in the "20/20 Small Works" show. The piece is called "Ursae" and is shown above.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

CTB opening

This afternoon was my opening for my show Mystic Mandalas. It was held at the College Town Bagels Aurora St. location. The show will be up through 12/14. It was lots of fun to have an afternoon party and invite my friends And CTB was great. They provided advertisement and contributed a very nice cheese and bread platter. All I had to do is show up and bring the wine. They are an excellent patron of the arts in our community.
And, of course, it's allways nice to be in a room filled with my art and getting many compliments.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

new mandalas

I just posted my new mandalas (including the ones shown above) on my website SCULPTEDIMAGE.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Gemeni Moondance

Friday night is Gallery Night in Ithaca. Always a fun social night, meeting artists, and running into friends.
I have three pieces in the Titus Gallery, including my most recent, "Gemeni Moondance"(shown above).

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


As usual, summer seemed to go by in a flash. Lots of travel. Many home and garden projects. My art was neglected a little, but I made several new pieces for the Ithaca Artist’s Market. And the show, “Manipulated Realities”, at the library.
But August brought a time away that soothed the soul and reinvigorated the muse. Sea and sky were the theme, with a wonderful week on the beach in Weekapaug, R.I. And later in the month, an extended weekend on an island in the Chesapeake.
The clouds over the water captured my imagination, and I took many pictures. This fall I am changing directions and working on landscapes and skyscapes.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

the garden

The daylilies are now at their peak. Color is everywhere.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ithaca Artist's Market

I love the Ithaca Artist’s Market.
One of the best things about the Artist’s Market is using the Farmer’s Market infrastructure. I didn’t have to invest in a tent or other equipment to get the outdoor art fair experience. The artworks were protected from the elements. People will still come if it rains because they can see the art without getting wet, but the weather was delightful and many people came to see art.
The Artist’s Market brings in a lot of people that wouldn’t ordinarily go to art galleries. In a gallery setting everyone compliments your work and you never know whether they are sincere or just being polite. But at the Artist’s Market you are exhibiting along with many fabulous artists and they don’t have to linger at your booth if they aren’t interested. So it gives me a much better feel how people respond to my work.
The whole experience was festive, with food and music. It gave an opportunity to chat with other artists and see the new things they are doing. And it was lots of fun to watch people’s faces as they look at my work and to explain my inspirations and techniques for the pieces that interest them. I got many positive responses and sales were good.
It was exhausting, but a good day.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Manipulated Realities

This summer I am part of a six person show at the Tompkins County Public Library. The show is called "Manipulated Realities".
It is a wonderful opportunity to get my art seen by a wide range of people that would not see it in galleries or other venues. To read more about the show click here.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


What has happened to this blog? I have recently been chastised by a friend for neglecting this blog.
Spring suddenly turned to midsummer in the blink of an eye.
I need to focus and get my act together (more to follow).

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring in the hills of Upstate N.Y.

The first day of Spring and the winds are howling, temperature dropping, and the air filled with snow. Ah, March.
The picture above is actually from several days ago. About an hour before guests were to arrive for a fancy dinner party, a violent ice storm descended on us, complete with thunder and lightning. The power went out and it looked like the party was doomed.
But we improvised, brought the movable feast to a friend's house in town, and all turned out quite fun (if not a bit strange).
The next day was cold with brilliant sunshine. The hills gleamed with silver-white, and every vista was amazing. I took many wonderful pictures. But I am seriously ready for Spring.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


This Friday night is the first gallery night of the year. I had a piece accepted in the State of the Art juried photo show. It is shown above. The title is called "succulents".
It is a bit of a departure from my usual collages. Most of my work has photographic elements, but much of the image comes from my own drawings and paintings. In this case however, this show was a photo show, so my work is entirely derived from a single photograph.

Monday, March 3, 2008

geese riding north

I love to get out into the winter woods and cross-country skiing is one of my favorite winter activities. This year hasn’t been very good for skiing with thin, icy snow. But this weekend the snow was excellent and I went out often.
Today was bright and sunny, and a warm wind was blowing so I went out on my skis early while the snow was still cold and firm. While I was enjoying the woods I suddenly heard the call of migrating geese and barely had time to look up to see them rocket by. I couldn’t believe my eyes at first, but then I realized they were riding the strong south wind that was bringing unseasonable warmth, and not some new super species. I saw several more large flocks heading northward while out on skis.
I am looking forward to spring,. But March brings fickle weather, even more so in times of climate change. And the forecast is for ice storms, so it is time to savor the sun and mid 50’s.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Leo's toy

Yesterday was bitter cold but the sun was out and the sky was an intense blue. This time of the year it is usually cloudy, so I hadn’t raised my expectations to see the total lunar eclipse. But after a crimson sunset I was hopeful.
Sure enough, around 9 PM a little bite appeared on the moon. In the clear cold night air (9 degrees), the light of the moon was so intense that it was hard on the eyes to look directly at it. And that made the nearby stars difficult to see.
But as the eclipse reached totality the moon appeared as a glowing red-orange orb. It was easier to see details and get a sense of the moon as a sphere, rather than a bright source of light.
Suddenly the surrounding stars were much more apparent, and I recognized Leo. The moon was right at his feet, as if the giant cat was playing with a ball. And next to the moon was Saturn shining bright yellow.
The beauty of the night sky takes my breath away (as did the bitter cold). The phases of the moon dance in my dreams, and I am bringing their images to my art.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Light in Winter

Ithaca has a fabulous winter festival called Light in Winter. It is all about combining science, music, and art, and exploring the synergy when they interact. I find this very exciting because I have spent my life going between science and art, searching for ways to bring together these passions.
The first Gallery Night of the new year coincides with the festival. I have a piece accepted for the invitational show in the Clinton House Artspace. The theme of the show is “identity”. The work is shown above, and is titled “Helliconia Nights (self with flower)”.
This piece originally started out as a self-portrait (since ‘self’ is one of the ultimate forms of identity). However, I noticed that when I shrank my image, made it fainter, and moved it to the side, the piece seemed to improve. This process continued until I am barely visible as a tiny (but recognizable) dot.
The basic theme remains, with images of science and nature interwoven to reflect my interests. And, of course, art.