My spin on Aesop's fable of the Fox & Hare. Monotype Print, (1/1) with 24k gold leaf.
One warm afternoon Fox napped and woke on a sun soaked slope to find Hare watching her intently. “Why do you stare little friend?” Fox asked. "Are you really as cunning, as smart, as others say?” Hare asked. Fox rolled on her back and thought for awhile before replying, “Perhaps I could show you just how cunning I am little friend? You are cordially invited for early dinner, where we shall continue this conversation. Come as you are, come now if you like?” So Hare, filled with curiosity, followed Fox home. Fox though, had nothing at home to eat except? Now Hare exclaimed, “I have learned too late that your cunning is not about intelligence but unjust trickery that would sacrifice the innocent to fill you own belly.”
The fable illustrates- The gullible and uninformed often pay a high price for recklessly indulging their curiosity.
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!
The 2009 Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour has come and gone. My studio is a bit off the beaten track (even by Vashon standards), so I was surprised and very encouraged by the numbers of people willing to brave the cold and the unknown in search of art.
I want to thank Tiffany Huslig, Sooze Bloom de Leon Grossman and Benjamin Grossman for the wonderful artwork they created to exhibit during the tour and to say thank you one more time to my family and friends for traveling long distances to help make the tour so much fun and such a success.
I had many, many inspiring conversations with art patrons and fellow artists during the tour. Making art is a peak experience for me and the next best thing to making art is talking about art.
Thanks so much for your interest, patronage and for visiting my studio.
Above are shots of my print studio in exhibition attire. Below is a shot of some of Tiffany Huslig’s beautiful ornaments.