Kouros, 30x30 in., Rust Monotype on panel with gold leaf Roby King Galleries In Winslow on Bainbridge Island, Washington, hosts a Printmaking Exhibition this month. The opening reception is October 3 at 6 PM. My rust Monotype Kouros (youth), above, and companion print Kore (maiden) will be exhibited. Kouros and Kore were inspired by sculpture of archaic Greece (800 BC – 480 BC). The Kouroi and Korai sculptures of Greece did not represent an individual but the idea and ideal of youth, a combination of moral and physical beauty and nobility.
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In October of 2012 Tim Timmerman, director of the Minthorne Gallery at George Fox University , invited me to exhibit my work. What a wonderful opportunity! I've been thinking and making art for this exhibit ever since. I was at that time working on "Journey" as theme and rust as medium and the work made for this exhibition continues my exploration of the hero's journey in Monotype Print, Rust Print and Sculpture in steel and wood. The circle is a reoccurring element in many of these new images. It is for me symbolic of the hero's quest for balance in his exploration of the creative, spiritual and cultural impulses of humankind. Nine of these rust images were made by using an open steel plate and acetate stencils; a variation on the water-jet cut steel plates I typically print from. The image at left, "Kentro" (The Center), is a Rust Print, 30 x 30 in. The image below, "Kore" is a Rust Print, 30 x 30 in. I am inspired by the
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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.