Friday, June 16, 2023

 USED - Attleboro Art Museum

I'm honored to be included in USED exhibition at Attleboro Art Museum, which was curated Russell La Montagne of La Montagne Gallery in SOWA, Boston. My piece Hands ON constructed into two intersecting houses were stage sets. This piece has antique wall paper I saved when renovating my home in the Berkshires, which has inspired this house series. Hands ON focuses on the generations that lived in this house as well as my work to bring this "Handyman Special" back to life and my family live, my son was born and where my studio is. 

USED will be open to the public from this summer from June 16 - July 14 at the Attleboro Art Museum. 

Dream of a Common Language

I'm excited to be apart of this exhibition inspired by Adrienne Rich's book, "Dream of a Common Language at PEG Center for Art & Activism, Newburyport, MA. It feels these times could use Dreaming of Common Language, having conversations, sharing ideas, finding a path of caring for one another. Dream....

Monday, November 30, 2020

Post Pause....George Floyd and his mother.

Day after Memorial Day saw the death of George Floyd which shook me to my core. This is the response to this event....

This piece as well as two others were selected by Maggie Nowinski Curator for Post Pause a virtual exhibit presented by Easthampton Arts Center.

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