Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Elegant Finestra" (8" x 8")

Not much to say about this one at this point. Just thought I'd share. I'm hoping to finish a couple this week. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


A couple of things for folks to consider.
The Rochester Contemporary Arts Center is conducting one of their interesting fund-raisers again this year in June. It's called the 6x6x2011. Artists can submit a 6" x 6" piece of artwork (any medium) which becomes part of a 5000 piece exhibit (yes, 5 thousand!). Each of the pieces is priced at $20 to benefit the Center. It's interesting to see the diversity of artwork. The down-side is that your name does not get posted with your piece. It is only revealed to the buyer (so the name exposure is virtually non-existent). BUT, I think it's a worthwhile cause. I think I am going to do it again this year and attend the opening reception on June 4th. Should be fun. Check out the website at: You can see a cool video from last year's 6 x 6 event at this site too. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2011.
The Old Forge Arts Center is sponsoring an exhibition with the theme "H2O". They are accepting artwork and written work for this show. The show runs from March 26-May 7th with opening reception on March 26th. The deadline for submissions is March 7th. Check out this site for more details:

Friday, February 18, 2011

old birthday present

Here's one I did for my stepson Noah a couple years ago for his 20th birthday (before Talbot). I have refurbished the piece and gave it a proper frame (not shown here). Enjoy!

something a little different

I decided to be less deliberative or contemplative for this piece. I kind of just "threw it together" to see what would emerge from some elements that were simply laying around the studio. I'm not displeased with it. I think it sort of has my voice in it, but is a bit different than the stuff I've been focusing on as of late. It was a nice exercise for me. Enjoy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

"I was thinking of something different"

Here's a piece I did a couple years ago, before I learned Jonathan Talbot's technique. I "refurbished" it and re-matted and framed it (mat and frame not shown here). It's 8" x 10". Enjoy!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

lapel pins

During one of my evening travels through collage-land, I happened to do a little mini-collage with some scraps. After some exploration and experimentation, I thought these might make nice collage lapel pins. Still need to work on some of the details, but I kinda like these. I gave one to MC for Valenine's Day. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Primordial collage

This exhibit looks like a great opportunity to see some of the earliest collages of Picasso and probably some of the initial collages that gave "fine art" credibility to the medium. Check out the story at the New York Times site.
"Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914" is on view from Sunday to June 6 at the Museum of Modern Art
I can't wait to see it!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Interesting video by Iuri Kothe

Check out the video by Iuri Kothe. It's a nice 4 minute video "documenting" the decision-making process in the creation of one of his collages. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Anthony? Johnny? or no name?

It's been a while since I posted a new piece. Here's one that I finished this weekend. I need to mount it and frame it though. But I'm having a bit of a problem with a 'name'. The title of the piece will be either "One Day Johnny... One Day" or "One Day Anthony... One Day" or "One Day Son... One Day". Does it make a difference if I assign a name to the individual in the vintage photo used in this piece? Hmmm... Any thoughts? And... should I care what others think? In general? Interesting questions methinks. Regardless... Enjoy!