Thursday, August 26, 2010

working ideas - contrast

Using my archive of images from my January trip to South Carolina, I'm reducing a number of them to strong contrasts, possibly to use in future prints on steel.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Study for a Frieze

Salvaged steel and tempered glass.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Crinoids in living color

Browsing the internet to learn about the relationship between crinoids and oil deposits (and after seeing 100s of images of sandy-colored crinoids), I'm amazed to find that these fossils and probably the living animal can be purple.

Source of image and information: "Preservation of hypericin and related polycyclic quinone pigments in fossil crinoids" by Klaus Wolkenstein, Jurgen Gross, Heinz Falk, Heinz Scholer, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Biological Sciences

A man named Blumer discovered a remarkable group of organic pigments (fringelites) in purple to violet coloured specimens of the Jurassic crinoid ‘Millericrinus’ (=Liliocrinus) from northern Switzerland. These pigments are also accompanied by several polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which were proposed as transformation products of the pigments .

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snow Walk: Adams Morgan to Dupont Circle

Lauriol's sentinels.

Snow split.

Echo: umbrella and Dupont Circle fountain's dish.

Snow Lights

"The red light contains some orange in its hue, and the green light contains some blue, to provide some support for people with red-green color blindness." (Wiki) The whiteness of the snow wrapped around the lights brought that out for me.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Textural Tracings Exhibit

Installation views of the "Textural Tracings" Exhibit at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, So. Carolina. This is a three-person show, which includes the works of Beth Kendall, Novie Trump and yours truly.

The Gallery occupies a huge space (55'x25'). It was a challenge and a delight to place our 25 works in this beautiful place.

Each work was positioned with plenty of room to breathe.

Talking to the students of the Sculpture, Mixed Media and Professional Development classes was great fun and stimulating. An exhibit like ours is one way for students to ask questions about contemporary sculpture and for me to receive fresh feedback about my work.

With the fabulous help of Gallery Director Cynthia Farnell and an energetic team of people (thanks to Dan, Rachel, Wayne, Matt, Chris, and Easton among others), we installed a great show. Chris and Cynthia install one of Beth's pieces here.

Thanks to the generosity of Cynthia Farnell and the Rebecca Bryan Gallery of Coastal Carolina University!