Saturday, November 27, 2010

To Sail Beyond Sunset

I am still framing work for the 2010 Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour.  Posted above is a small monotype that will be part of my show.  It is inspired by these few lines from Tennyson’s poem Ulysses.

Come, my friends,
’Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.

My Mixed Media Monotype, "To Sail Beyond Sunset," is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dorus

Dorus,  Monotype,  5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
I have been framing work for the 2010 Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour and decided to share another image that reflects the reoccurring theme of “Origins” in my recent work.

Dorus, son of Hellen, (father of the primary tribes of Greece) is the mythical King and founder of the Dorians in the region of Mt. Parnassus, north of the Gulf of Corinth. 

Every student of architecture who read Sir Banister Fletcher’s History of Architecture will recall his descriptions of  “temenos” or “sacred enclosure” and remember the comparative architectural evolution of Greek orders. 

The Doric Order and Column, named for Dorus was the the simplest and first of the orders, the archetype, the original.   In my Monotype I have depicted Dorus’s crown or capital as a fluted section of column, another detail of the Doric order.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Birth of Athena

Birth of Athena,  Monotype, 22x30 in.















Artists participating in the 2010 Vashon Island Holiday Art StudioTour are preparing their studios and finishing work to exhibit and sell during the spectacular, annual, all island event.  If you live on Vashon this event is free!  If not, for the price of a ferry boat ticket, forty one studios and galleries will display work from over 100 Vashon Island artists.  All of this artwork is yours to peruse and purchase the first two weekends in December.  Here is the Studio Tour link to the art map and all the studios you will want to see. http://vashonislandartstudiotour.com/Holiday2010/

This year my studio is number 12 on the map.  I will exhibit my print, painting and assemblage art and will share my studio with the fused glass and dyed fabric  creations of Sooze Bloom deLeon Grossman and Benjamin Grossman (better known as Laughing Magpies), as well as Tiffany Seymour Huslig who this year is  making toys to delight your families' pets.

Posted above is a sneak peek of my large Mixed Media Monotype, The Birth of Athena, with a detail  posted below.   It is the first of several artworks based on “Origins” as theme.