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 Journe
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Last night the Vashon Island Community Meal Program, sponsored by Vashon Social Services Network held the Vashon 'Empty Bowls' fundraiser. Vashon Island artist Liz Lewis coordinated the making and painting of each handcrafted bowl for the event. In exchange for a cash donation guests kept a bowl as a reminder of all the bowls empty of food around the world. Above and below is one of the many bowls Liz Lewis made and that I had so much fun painting. As a creative experience I felt inspired by the project and the challenge of painting on a three dimensional surface!