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Monday, March 23, 2020

World in Turmoil

In these unsettle times with Coronavirus, I'm starting my real Artist-In-Resident, social isolation at home rather than my studio. I'm posting a piece I started after the last presidential election. This 3D house construction entitled Unsettled World seems apropos to share at this time. Presently it's at ArtsWorcester for the Transition exhibition, which is on hold until this quarantine time has past. The exhibit has been extended to the end of June. Stay safe, take care.


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Angel and The Tree

The Angel and The Tree, Mixed  on Wood

This new sculptural painting is a continuation of my exploration of House/Home, this is the first house which is part of a new series entitled Extended Houses.



This is the other side of The Angel and The Tree, I let the grain of the wood structure show through, playing off the grain and knots in the wood. The outline of the house  was inspired by 3 knots in the upper part of the large house on this side. The drawing on this side captures energy within me and chaos around us. 



 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Home Maker

Yes, I'm a Home Maker, in more ways than one. The theme of my works for years has been the image of a house,(usually 3-D constructions) that are an extension of a woman's body. I'm not sure if the motivation for my creating and building these houses is because I'm a child of a broken home and I'm trying to hold our home and family together. Or reflecting my present life, with a caring husband whose shared many joys and challenges in our life together. It seems of late, as become a superior woman, I've thrown caution to the winds and have become more explicit in my new work.

Working Title, Woman's Village with Wounded Warrior, Multi media House construction.


Lately my work combines multiple houses together, capturing a sense of community or alienation. It feels in these unsettled times, it's important to come together and support each other.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Open House

Open Houses, my new series is the result of a collaboration with Tim Holcomb, a theatre and visual artist. Tim recycled former stage sets and designed these two intersecting houses for this new body of work. He left the residue from it's previous incarnation on the houses for me to play off of with paint, collage and remnants from renovating my home studio in the Berkshires. These Open Houses are the results....
Angel House, Acrylic, Collage on Wood 

Home on the Range, Collage, Paint on Wood

Friday, February 1, 2019

Sunday, November 12, 2017

HomeBody Queen

HomeBody Queen in all her glory, at APE Gallery, Main. St., Northampton, MA
for the month of November. 
HomeBody Queen (aka Terry Rooney) at opneing reception, APE Gallery, Northampton,


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pathways....to Liberty

Monoprint & Drawing
I'm honored to be selected by curator, Doris Weiner Madsen to exhibit my monoprints in the Pathways exhibit at Elusie Gallery in Easthampton, MA during the BookFest opening on April 8th, 5-8 PM at the Old Town Hall. The gallery will be presenting my Liberty and the Immigrants monoprint, a detail of this piece is presented here. Also my first monoprint House Book which I've collaborated with artist/carpenter Tim Holcomb who is constructing a wooden house construction featuring the Statue of Liberty and the search for a home in our country is these perilous times. 

 Here are some of my thoughts on this subject:

House Book, folded
Is “Liberty” and all that the statue in New York Harbor stands for being diminished? My artwork explores this question in light of ways our government has been limiting our “liberty” at home in the name of national security.

My ancestors were welcomed by “The Statue of Liberty” and she was born in its very shadow. Perhaps that is why this figure became a central theme in this artists’ work for more than 30 years. Since Lady Liberty witnessed the devastation of 9/11, Rooney and what the statue stands for have been in harm’s way. The work in this exhibit asks political and philosophical questions to provoke gallery visitors to reevaluate our government’s response to terrorism.