Thursday, March 20, 2014

artists' self-portraits

I must admit that although I enjoy most artists' self-portraits (I especially like self-portraits by my friend Tom Nettle and Coco Larrain shown below), I have always been puzzled by the motivation to do a self-portrait. I also must admit that the idea of doing a collage self-portrait for a couple years. But I have always been concerned as well with the cliche of self-portraiture. These things being said, I think I am now ready to try my hand at self-portraiture. When I visited my mother this week, she shared with me some old photos of me which included a triplicate of a First Communion photo (remember, I only do collage with "originals"… do multiple copies of an old photos constitute "originals"?). So here's the photo and a preliminary sketch for a self-portrait. This should be fun!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

some more student collages!

I really enjoy watching students who are new to the world of collage creating such wonderful pieces! Here are a few from tonight's efforts...

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Here are a couple photos from my latest exhibit entitled "Surreality" at The Broad Street Gallery in Hamilton, NY. The exhibit will be up for the month of March. I'm pleased with how Gail and Kathy hung the pieces. Thanks! We had an enjoyable opening last night!