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Finding Center

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I am excited and grateful to be showing with my friends Penny Grist and Liz Lewis in Finding Center, our personal explorations of center and circle.  The opening reception is April 4, 6-9 pm and the show will hang April 4-24, 2014 in the Vashon Allied Arts Gallery at 19704 Vashon Hwy on Vashon Island Washington.

Within mythic story, center is generally a tribally circumscribed place, a point of connection between sky and earth, where cardinal directions meet.  Whether that center be Delphi or Delos, the Temple Mount or the Black Hills, it is the same symbolic center.  It might be called Omphalos or Axis Mundi, Bindu or Bethyle  but details and superficial observations aside it functions as the still point from which all objective reality is a manifestation.  Spiritually it is the point we search from and for which we search.  The rust prints and sculpture I will be showing are expressions of that search, images that are inspired by the "Heroes Journey" and reflections on sy…

December 2013 Exhibitions

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Last weekend was the kick off for the Vashon Island Artist Studio tour and although my studio is not in the tour line-up this year I have work in several venues on Vashon and garden sculpture in the Small Works show at Roby King Galleries on Bainbridge Island.  All these openings were on the same night Friday December 6.  The work will show through the month.

In the photo above I stand before some of my Monotype and sculptural work at The Heron's Nest, during the Vashon First Friday Artwalk. Sculpture and watercolor artist, Darsey Beck and I were the featured artists this month at the Heron's Nest on Vashon.

Below is a shot taken at the opening of the Vashon Allied Arts Gallery's "Masters in Miniture" show.   My Monotype work (the three descending at center) along with print collage work by fellow artists and friends Janice Mallman (below) and Edith Sehulster (at right) were part of this 40+ artist invitational show.



















Below, I am standing before my oil on canvas…