Friday, January 27, 2012

a few shots from the opening at The Tech Garden

The artwork will be up for the next month. There are LOTS of great pieces in the exhibit (including the painted peppers and photos by my friend and fellow art explorer Tom Nettle). Enjoy!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Salon: Opening Reception: Thursday January 26th, 20125pm ...

Salon: Opening Reception: Thursday January 26th, 20125pm ...: Opening Reception: Thursday January 26th, 2012 5pm - 7pm The Tech Garden 235 Harrison St. Syracuse, NY Viewing hours: January 26th - Febru...

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Marie Noelle-Little, one of my colleagues at Utica College, asked if I could use this magazine for my collages. I was SO excited to see it! I love the lighting! That's one of the things I "look for" when I am searching for images -- interesting and unusual lighting. The really nice thing about this image is that the light is coming so strongly from below. Of course the image itself is awesome too. I can't wait to see how this element gets incorporated into one of my works! Enjoy!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

blue and red pair

I posted the 'female' of this pair a while ago and just finished the 'male' last night. I had some left-over of the space/star element from the female, but as it turns out, it was a far lighter/bluer portion of the element and didn't "match". I wanted these tow pieces to be complementary. So I searched through my space/universe/galaxy books again and was extremely fortunate to find a page with what appeared to be the same image with the same varied colors. The stars were the same too. This is not common in that for many of these kinds of images, the stars are slightly different (i.e., more blurred or more "sparkly"). The red elements in these pieces are made up of the papers used for dress pattern cutting. I only had a couple swatches of this stuff. I LOVE the intensity of the color and the "random" textured pattern of the dots (created by that spur-like roller thing). I had Jim at Oskar's Framing do these beautiful metal frames and I like the way this pair turned out. It all started from my just playing around with some left-over elements. Once again, serendipity enhances the collage process! Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Black Gryphon beer flight holders

Last new year's weekend Lindsay, Anthony and I collaged their wedding invitations. This year we spent an entire day (plus about day more) working on collaging beer flight holders that they will use at The Black Gryphon restaurant (which they own) in Elizabethtown, PA. The shape of these flight holders represents the tail of the Gryphon seen on the Welsh flag. I hope this New Year's collaging tradition continues next year with another interesting project! Enjoy!