Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Art Show

The text is a bit small - please click on an image to make it larger. I hope to see you at the show, it is beautiful along the river and bluffs at this time of the year!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Dark Clouds

Charcoal on Paper
15" x 20"

I have been sort of obsessed with charcoal this summer, it feels so direct and physical to work with. My last 12 pieces have all been of trees and sky, the transition or meeting of the two... some thought tracks are: earth/sky; body/soul; grounded/free; limited/infinite. Another track is that I am always looking at the tree branches to see birds, and cannot help but love the silhouette and pattern of branches against sky, on a purely sensate level.

"The frothing of the hedges
I keep deep inside of me."
- Jean Wahl

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Scott Olson invention

Last week I stopped by my friend Scott Olson's place to see what he was up to. Scott is an athlete and inventor - here is a short video of one of his latest ideas. I got to try it out and it is a blast! The working title is Sky Bike, unfortunately that has already been spoken for and he is looking for ideas for a new name. If anyone has any thoughts let us know.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Prairie sunset

I went for a sunset walk up in the prairie last evening. Most of the grasses are well over my head now, and some of the big bluestem is 8-9 feet tall!

I have been working on an artists statement in preparation for the upcoming show. I think most artists would agree it is an incredibly difficult thing to write. I came upon this statement by artist Joshua Bronaugh that really intrigued me:

"I love having bruises that I can touch throughout the day to instigate memory.
Sometimes the bruise is a broken lip; sometimes exhaustion; sometimes the way light falls on skin.
Painting is touching the bruise."