Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First Day of Fall

Today is the first day of fall. It's cloudy and cool. While I miss the warmth I truly welcome winter.
I am working on another piece in the Tree Ring Series. I am using fall colors, I just noticed.
The Tree Rings series will be showing again at the Space Gallery on 765 Santa Fe Drive in Denver
through the month of October. I am looking forward to the opening on Oct. 2nd because it is first Friday and the gallery should be packed. It is a contemporary gallery with great energy. I'm upstairs in a smallest space along with 4 other painters. I am also carving away on a 7ft. totem.
I have been wanting to try a new finishing process and now is the time! Set a few goals for 2009 and trying new processes was one. Time is ticking towards the end of the year so I'm getting after it!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

It's Show Time!

Hard to believe that it's time for my show at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. After six months of preparing I will have 5 new pieces. I used a new process on the piece called Drip Drop 2. My drawings where put into a CAD program then routed out on a CNC machine. It was a long process to get it right but the end result was well worth it. This is a group show called Enso the Circle. The other three artist are all amazing painters. My work deals with circle patterns in nature. I have not shown in Boulder so I am excited about the opportunity. I really feel good about this new series. Also I've open the door to a new direction with the CNC machine process. Now I'm on to create totems for a new gallery in Carbondale, Colorado. It's been a busy and productive summer so far. Looking forward to taking a few days off for hiking and biking soon!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Good productive week!

Hard to believe another week has flown by. Sent off another proposal, working away on my tree rings series, and busy cleaning up my sculpture Twin Totems. The weather has been great which makes me happy while working in my shop. The fresh air is welcome while I carve and make dust.
Dug an aspen tree out of my wood pile to dry in the shop. Almost time to start in on another totem. I will have work in a new gallery in Carbondale, Colorado, hopefully by July. Looking forward to the summer. Heading down to First Friday Art Walk tonight. Should be a perfect night.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Circles in Nature series

I'm currently working on a new series for a group show to be held at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado. The opening is June 26th. These new works are all wall reliefs inspired by circles that appear in nature as patterns. Primarily I am using tree growth rings as visual reference. There will be three pieces with circle shapes that have textured rings within. It's been a construction challenge but I'm am a very excited about the outcome. I will also have a four panel piece that uses ripple rings created from water drops as a visual. Other exciting news is that the Aurora Public Art program purchased my sculpture Twin Totems to be permanently placed at the entrance of the Aurora History Museum. It will be installed early summer. Also St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction purchased Drip Drop to add to their collection. I hope that you have the opportunity to see these pieces in the upcoming months.