Heroes Before Us

Petros, "The Stone," Rust Print, 30 x 30 in. Heroes Before Us is the tittle of my solo exhibition of prints and sculptures opening Jan 23 - Feb. 20, 2014 at George Fox University's Minthorne Gallery in Newberg, Oregon. The imagery I have made for this exhibit references Classical Western Myth and the mythic stories that I believe tell us the truth about ourselves. These images are portraits of the hero's quest for balance that is a fusion of the creative, spiritual and cultural impulses of humankind. Divining Center, Monotype Print (1/1), 35.5 x 14.75 in.

The Dog Show

"Dog Walkin Waltz" , Monotype with gold leaf,  26” x 20”. This will be very fun!   Janice Mallman, curator of the Vashon Island Allied Arts- Art Gallery, has invited 14 artists who love dogs to exhibit their doggy work at the Blue Heron from January 10-30, 2014. One of my favorite poets, Pablo Neruda, once wrote about his own dog- Joyful, joyful, joyful, as only dogs know how to be happy with all the autonomy of their shameless spirit. We are renewed in their Joy!  The image I have posted above tittled "Dog Walking Waltz" was made several years ago to celebrate the spirit of Shitashi, my wonderful Shiba Inu companion, who taught me how to dance every day. Below is the invite to the Dog Show!  My Monotype is at upper right and titled "The Aki Walk" in honor of my Shiba Inu, love and companion, Aki.  She is four now but still has a predilection for chasing birds and has often, (darn near), dislocated my shoulder in her chase!