Wednesday, December 22, 2010

giving back to the birds..

Sava, Maddison (our new roommate) and I had so much fun yesterday making bird seed pinecones!
We rolled the pinecones in peanut butter and bird seeds and hung them from the trees in the backyard. Sava had fun yelling "come out, come out wherever you are!" to the birdies..... Of course I took a video..

It is so cold out there!

 Sava made sure to hang a couple down low for the poor flightless ones.....

 no sign of the birds eating on them yet....... 

but here are my two newest bird paintings!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

New Solo Show at Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville, VA



My painting process is an intuitive dialogue with the composition as it develops on the canvas, with most pieces undergoing multiple permutations before acquiring a final form.  Objects emerge, are scratched out and painted over, or are left as fragments and glimpses. The painting becomes a palimpsest with veiled skins obscured below the surface and is successful when it manifests as a tangible object, fleshy and fetishistic.
This current work is an exploration of the four modalities of the human experience: Body, Mind, Heart and Soul. To me, each of these rather diverse pieces reflects a different energy or state of being. One is a staccato of electric emotion, one evokes the weighty heft of a chunk of cliff-face, and still another pulses with an otherworldly dimension, like a message from the spirit world.

The Antiquarian's Strata (2010) 55.25 x 65.5 inches
 Slow Lip of Fire (2010) 36 x 36 inches
Drifting Scribble of Shadows (2007) 48 x 61 inches
 The Happiness That Lives in Your Chest (2010) 36 x 36 inches