Taking Flight

It’s official! Hive can start moving forward with an exhibition date of February 2016! You’re probably wondering “what is Hive and what does this really mean for Gale’s art? ” Background: For the last several years I’ve been wanting to do something substantial related to bees. Yes, those little flying pollinators who make most ofContinue reading “Taking Flight”

Camas Flower

Well, here is the first finished flower for Camas Stalk #1. Things are progressing forward nicely and I’m feeling pretty pleased with it. Yesterday was a bit of a battle with all the doctor appointments plus a trip to Eugene in 95 F (35 C) heat. So happy today will be cooler. Today’s push willContinue reading “Camas Flower”

Brewing up good stuff

It’s Sunday and time to brew up a wax concoction. I started with raw bees wax (below image) and added lots of chunks of Damar resin (above image). For those of you who are new to the blog, I’m in  the process of creating an installation artwork to be placed in a rural town 20Continue reading “Brewing up good stuff”

Resin, Wax & Owls, Oh My!

Friday I had a fun field trip south. First stop was at Queen Bee Honey, a local apiary. Their bee boxes travel around the mid-valley utilizing clover, meadow foam, and other fields for honey production.  Many boxes spend time around Brownsville and yes, even Halsey! That’s why I want the local stuff! My mission was toContinue reading “Resin, Wax & Owls, Oh My!”

Waiting

Yes, the above image is a rusting piece of reinforcing bar (aka re-bar), a material used a lot in building foundations. It adds strength and stability to the concrete. It’s something I feel is missing in life right now.  The past few weeks have been very strange and unorganized, which isn’t good for my brain.Continue reading “Waiting”