Monthly Archives: June 2012

Penland- ceramics work

Some of the work completed at Penland, while taking the ceramics class with Israel Davis. The silhouette portrait is of an Old Salem interpreter making paste paper. The cups include: a Jonah inspired cup with handle (fired in a soda … Continue reading

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Jonah- nightlights

Using sheet metal, wire, ready-made led nightlights and well-placed glue; these nightlights are now keeping my girls company at night. The silhouettes are directly cut from the ‘characters’ in the #2 panel in the Jonah series (to be posted soon): … Continue reading

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Upcoming class: Sawtooth, Introduction to Watercolor

On a regular basis, I teach classes at the Sawtooth Visual Art Center, located in downtown Winston-Salem, NC.  Introducing people to a welcoming medium is a privilege. The schedule for the summer class is listed below, along with a link … Continue reading

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Sculpture- more like Calder

Several pieces of sheet metal and wire sculpture, that were inspired by Calder. One, a house number sign that lights up at night (LEDs). Two, a coffee pot inspired by the Winston-Salem icon the Mickey Pot. Mine is about a … Continue reading

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Old Salem – maps

These two paintings were created out of research into the history of the Moravians settling in North Carolina. Christian Gottlieb Reuter, was the surveyor that made the original maps that inspired these paintings.   Made with casein paint on maple … Continue reading

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Old Salem – Landscapes

These two landscape paintings are created with watercolor and gouache and were completed in roughly the same time period.  The support is  a half a sheet of Arches paper. One was commissioned by Old Salem in honor of their annual … Continue reading

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Portraits- 2011

Two self-portraits from 2011. One (with large tulips) is a nod to Jim Dine’s influence on my work. The second (with the wolf ) is based on Romans 6-8. Both feature watercolor and other media.

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Old Salem – Silhouettes

One of Old Salem’s strengths is its practicing craftspeople in areas including woodworking, joinery, period food preparation, horticulture, gunsmithing, blacksmithing, sewing, pottery, and leatherwork. These men and women faithfully demonstrate the historic crafts for visitors to see in person. Not … Continue reading

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Wire, sheet metal and ‘hobo art’

A friend in my recent travels, used this phrase to describe his work. He used it in conjunction with work that isn’t always perfect, but gets the job done.  When I work in metal sculpture, it fits this description. Perhaps, … Continue reading

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This is a new series, but long in development. Perhaps 6 months ago I saw a colleague’s art work that was interactive. She actually invited the viewers to get involved. Then as I was studying the book of Jonah,  I … Continue reading

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