"Warriors Waiting", Monotype Print with gold Leaf mounted to panel.
“Whatever you are physically...male or female, strong or weak, ill or
healthy--all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If
you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other
things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”
I am currently reading and enjoying Clockwork Angel, Cassandre Clare's book one of "The Infernal Devices". I think I enjoy it because her Nephalem and Demoncharacters are heroes with weaknesses and shortcomings. They are flawed and therefore real in their struggle to overcome plot circumstance (life). There is an edge of realism in the
struggle with oneself that is missing when a Hero is too complete and is inspirational when a character that we identify with is, like us, not perfect.
My Monotype Print, "Warriors Waiting" explores conflict of heart and duty in the hours before an ordained circumstance.
Opening last night- my solo exhibit at Bellarmine's Gathering Space Art Gallery, Tacoma Wa, March 5-30, 2020. Thank you artist and teacher Ben Meeker for the opportunity to show and for the incredible Mediterranean spread! I wish I had a photo of that! The circle is a reoccurring element in much of my imagery and is representative of many things to me. These three Rust Monotypes reflect cyclic stages of the hero's quest for balance in his/her exploration of our creative, spiritual and cultural impulses. Each was made by using an open steel plate and acetate stencils; a variation on the water-jet cut steel plates I sometimes print from. Thanks to everyone who could come and all the wonderful conversation!
I'm currently exhibiting work at Plymouth Church in Seattle. Above is "The Mill of Time," a Rust Monottype with Gold Leaf, 30x30 in. And below is "Vortex of the Eternal Now," also a Rust Monotype with Gold Leaf and with the same dimensions.
"The Mill of Time" and "Vortex of the Eternal Now" celebrate with process and image the mystery of Time. Measurable but elastic, time is experienced only in the present but is anticipated as future and remembered as past!
"Cygnus", my Rust Monotype Print, will be in the Vashon Center for the Arts live auction, “Masquerade: A Midsummer’s Night Dream”, September 21, 6:45-8:45 pm. Here's what the schedule looks like for this year's annual fundraiser.
Doors open at 5:30 pm at VCA, Vashon Island WA. Live auction tickets are $50. Silent Auction & Appetizers, 5:30-6:30 pm. Golden ticket raffle sales $100., (100 tickets only) for $2,500. towards an art purchase or a week in a Paris apartment. Live auction viewing while enjoying specialty cocktails, beer, wine and appetizers. Live auction, 6:45-8:45 pm.
transformation and is a Rust Monotype with 24k gold on vintage linen mounted over
a coped wooden panel. My father’s voice first conjured
the mythic stories of Ursa major and minor, the Pleiades, Andromeda and Cygnus
into my consciousness while we lay on our backs in the grass of my
grandparent’s Kansas farm, gazing up through night binoculars. Cygnus is one of the