Monday, December 1, 2008

Felt


















Messenger bag detailed with machine made wool felt



















Cashmere scarf with wet felted flower and leaves.

Needle felted vines. Local fiber artist Lisa Merion
taught me how to make the flower. Detail below

Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Work














I stumbled upon a blog by illustrator James Gurney, called Gurney Journey, when I was looking for a new way to talk to my students about color combinations and how to work with color.

James Gurney talks about something called color masking, using the red/blue/yellow color wheel. Check out the link....it seems that just about every color combination that one can uncover using this method is exciting...or it appears that way to me. It prompted me to cut a piece of wood, create paint swatches on fabrics and papers, glue them down and embellish the 3D borders of each square.

Even though I have always thought that art should have meaning, I am slowly realizing that it is okay to work with a concept that is more like a design problem. This is a work in progress.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pink and Orange is so nice.........






jewelry box. penscore foam
blocks were used
to create the patterns.









Thursday, October 2, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Cemeteries
























The graveyard of my Father-in-Law in Grinzing, Austria














Several Photos from a graveyard near Coba, Mexico














Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Drawings

Pastel: Orient Point, New York










What can you do with a ballpoint pen?






Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Mixed Media



Figures made from felted wool, acorns, metal, cork, cotton, twigs and clay.


Fortune Teller's Box



After and Before. Created when I was trying to make art 365 days of the year.


Edge of Rocky Stream Bed in Autumn. Collage with drawing.


Folding Woody Guthrie Book.



Second View: Woody Guthrie Book

Paintings



North Fork of Long Island. Watercolor.


Trees. Painted in the woods, Falls Mills, Delhi, New York. Oil.


Dead Bird of Paradise Flowers on Desktop. Oil.





















Major world religions connected by thread-

to war...to peace....Acrylic with block printed fabric squares.

Needle Work




Blanket with self-dyed and pieced details








Pillow that was to be a rug: About 10 years after starting this rug, it was turned into a pillow!










The beginning of a pillow that will be a rectangular prism.

Clay







Felting

Needle Felting