Sunday, April 16, 2017

anatomy of the mouth

Well, none of the pieces I submitted to the Utopia/Dystopia juried show at Main Street Gallery were accepted. I was kind of bummed about it, because I really liked the pieces that I sent; and I really like the venue. But alas, "it is what it is". It doesn't really affect what I do at this point. I keep plugging away at it. One of the reasons I love the medium of collage so much is that in addition to creating pieces, I get such a thrill from discovering cool elements as I go through magazines and books. I was REALLY jazzed last night when I came across this gem from an anatomy book (looks like some kind of Star Wars character). When I find an element like this, I get excited about the possibilities of what it will become in the studio.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Utopia/Dystopia exhibit

Here are my submissions for the "Utopia/Dystopia" exhibit at Main Street Gallery in Clifton Springs, NY. Of course, I chose to lean toward the "dystopia" side of the spectrum for my new work which I have entitled "Mind-Bending Nostalgia" (9.5" x 9.5"; 18" x 18" framed).



Saturday, March 25, 2017

Small works exhibit

Happy to see one of my pieces featured on the exhibit card for the up-coming Broad Street Gallery  exhibit (Hamilton, NY). I'm also very humbled and excited to be part of such a group of fine artists! Photos will follow.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SMALLS

Should I really write "small" in capital letters? (LOL)
Although I was still a bit tired from this weekend's trip to Boston for the Eastern Psychological Association conference, I was also excited to get back in my creative area last night. I worked on some sketches for a very small piece (1" x 2") and was able to integrate one of the elements from the dollar bill I last posted. I've also posted a couple other sketches for potential compositional ideas.






Tuesday, March 14, 2017

finished postcard and "show me the money"

Here's my finished piece for this year's National Collage Society "Postcard Show". The adornments on this pink lady are pieces from a $1 bill. I am probably "preaching to the choir", but if you're willing to take the time to do very precise cutting, there are actually some pretty cool possibilities for elements from the detail in a $1 bill. I wonder how many folks would realize that's where those elements came from in this piece.





Monday, March 13, 2017

NCS Postcard Show

I'm appreciative that the NCS sent members a reminder that the Postcard Show submission due date is in a week. I lost track. So tonight I spent some rewarding time in my studio. These sketches are preliminary to my postcard, I think (?)... What a beautiful element!