Sunday, November 12, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
|Monoprint & Drawing|
Here are some of my thoughts on this subject:
|House Book, folded|
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.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The House/Home is an extension of the woman's body. Woman are usually the caregivers of the home, we cook, clean, decorate and raise our children there. Usually spending many more hours in the house then our partners/husbands do. So as I grow older, I've thrown caution to the wind and what was a suggestion of the woman's figure before (pregnant bellies, breasts and curves) have become more obvious and playful. Sometimes bosoms appear in the front of my 3D house contructions, other times they are hidden else where on these wooden house constructions. I encourage viewers to move around the houses, becoming active participants in looking at these Luscious Houses. This is like the game of "Hide & Seek."
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
|Trashy Novel, Mixed Media on wood construction|
Monday, February 22, 2016
|Toucan on our balcony Hotel Parador, Manuel Antonio|
|Annie & Amos at Manuel Antonio Nat'l Park|
|On our balcony Manuel Antonio|
Some of the highlights were discovering Arenal Volcano with it's cascading hot springs with waterfalls and tropical surroundings. Also we rediscovered the beauty of Manuel Antonio and the beach in the National Park with it's jungle down to the water.The founders of Costa Rica in their infinite wisdom, made a rule that you could not develop within 150 meters of the beach, so the jungle comes right down to the water, as well as the wildlife. One of our favorite places to visit was the "Doctor's Beach" in Manuel Antonio National Park, where white headed capucin monkeys visited at our blanket and on our balcony. There was a blue rope over the road to our AirBnb for the breakfast and dinner run. The howler monkeys also scampered across our roof to the fruit trees in the back yard. How's that for nature at your doorstep?
My sister and our dear friend Amos Bien, started the oldest and purest Rain Forest Preserve Rara Avis over 30 years ago in northern Costa Rica which has a spectacular waterfall. This is a tour for the adventurous spirit with over 300 different varieties of birds in this virgin rain forest.
|Annie at Manuel Antonio|
|Amos & Me|
|Footprints on the beach, Doctor's Beach Manuel Antonio|
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The creation of the AIR gallery during the Women's Movement of the 70's inspired me to pursue a career in art. This institution which features Women's art is having a selection of artwork from around the world and I'm honored to be a part of this exhibition. The artists' reception is this Thursday, 6-8 PM, at AIR Gallery, 155 Plymouth St., Brooklyn, NYC. in the DUMBO section (Down Under the Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges) not sure what the "O" stands for.