Current Exhibitions

I am/will be exhibiting at:

The Armory in Owosso, Michigan ArtShare Urban Rural Conversation, 6/8-9/1
Opening Reception, Saturday, June 22, 11-2 PM

17 January 2019

Michigan Annual XLVI at the Anton


My piece titled, "The City Never Sleeps," was accepted into the Michigan Annual at the Anton Art Center by juror George N'Namdi.

A quote by Lewis Mumford was an inspiration for this exploration:

[The city] is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of art. Mind takes form in the city, and in turn, urban forms condition mind.

I've been collecting rusty detritus for years and find each piece individually interesting and putting together random pieces of these found objects inspired the idea of urban life. Each piece reveals a part of the story, from the corrugated cardboard used for shelter by some less fortunate citizens to the remnant of a calculator keypad for those who need help counting their wealth.

A way to include the human element beyond a face or photograph of people is to visually represent how humans interact with the city environment. This interaction is depicted through graffiti-style wall markings and the built-up layers of torn event posters. A stray bottle cap from someone's thirst being quenched and a key that opened a door to refuge from the noise of traffic are all indications of the human presence within the city landscape.

I decided not to permanently bind the book and instead used ball chain to keep the pages together. I see this piece as fluid, the pages can be taken apart and reassembled into a new flow of imagery. Pages can be added or subtracted to incorporate new items and to discover new meanings.





City life is millions of people being lonesome together _ Henry David Thoreau







07 December 2018

04 October 2018

Romeo 4th Annual Autumn Art & Wine Walk


I've been asked to participate in the 4th Annual Autumn Art & Wine Walk in Romeo on October 12th. So excited. I'm partnered with the local Keller Williams office (113 S Main St) and will have my work on display and for sale at this location. I'm planning on having a mix of items including my bOhO Bookmarks, Jypsy Journals, Dreamcatchers and a few SASSAFRASSEEE Gratitude Journals.





03 October 2018

Fall Festival of the Arts



I entered and was accepted into the Downriver Council for the Arts Fall Festival of the Arts. This is the first time I have participated in this Wyandotte festival and I'm hopefully some of my art will make it's way to new homes in this 3-week festival (October 5 -19).

The festival is comprised of three sections: fine arts, unframed/matted art and crafts. Each artist is allow to submit two fine art pieces, 10 unframed pieces and 10 craft items. I took advantage of this great opportunity and submitted 25 pieces!

These are the two monoprints I submitted to the fine arts section:

Entanglements
Monoprint

Synaptic Impulses
Monoprint




I also entered several new monoprints in the unframed matted section as well as several larger mixed media pieces:

Meditation - Bloom
Monoprint

Meditation - Pink Lotus
Monoprint

Meditation - Purple Lotus
Monoprint

Meditation - Sun
Monoprint

Meditation - Wheel
Monoprint

Home is Where the Heart Is
Mixed Media

Carpet Bags & Babies
Mixed Media

The Heart Takes Stock
Mixed Media

Heinrich's Sorrow
Mixed Media

Take a Deep Breath
Mixed Media

And finally, I submitted my bOhO Bookmarks, Jypsy Journals and a couple of SASSAFRASSEEE Gratitude Journals to sell in the crafts market.

Jypsy Journal

bOhO Bookmark

SASSAFRASSEEE #7
SASSAFRASSEEE #14