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”

Figuring

A few days back I learned a tad more about my upcoming space. The building length is  21 feet or 6.4 meters. My floor height, interior and exterior, are equal (except down on the sidewalk). Plus I will have the full front space, up to 5 feet from the windows, including the front door!  So that meansContinue reading “Figuring”

Writing it out

Sometimes I wish I had the wand Dumbledore used in Harry Potter to extract thoughts and drop them gently in a glass vial. I could store them in a row and if someone needed to see what the heck I was thinking, I’d pull out the pensive and let them have at it. Friday IContinue reading “Writing it out”

Model Camas

Camas on a stick anyone? This is a sneak peak of my current concept for the Art in Rural Storefronts Project for Halsey Oregon. The above model has received limited hours of work, has no finished color, and a very quick assembly.  Very quick!! It’s been constructed strictly to see if my ideas are feasible and theyContinue reading “Model Camas”

Wax

Tuesday I was sucked up by the need to work but torn between jobs.  The day started with working on my new job as website manager for the Arts Center. Nothing like learning new frustrating computer stuff while trying to balance art obligations! I’m in a steep learning curve at the moment, it’s bugging theContinue reading “Wax”

Sticky fingers

This is going to be a busy week!  I have about 5 days to get my plans and introduction together for the Rural Storefront installation project. My brain works best bycombining sketching with model building. The above image is one of many camas sketches but with vine charcoal & pastels. An exercise to get my brain thinkingContinue reading “Sticky fingers”

Recycle process start

It’s the start of a new project. The scroungy, spider web encrusted hemlock has been rescued from the burn pile. Now what? Time to chop off the ends and get some drawing going. I’m still not certain what size the sculpture will become so some figuring needs to happen before proceeding further. Paper will alsoContinue reading “Recycle process start”

Art in Rural Storefronts: Sweet Home Reception

What:    “Art in Rural Storefronts”, Meet the Artists Reception in Sweet Home, Oregon Where:  Mountain View Plaza, Suite D, 401 Main Street, Sweet Home, Sweet Home Economic Development Group When:  Jan.18, 2013 at  5 PM, light refreshments. More Info: www.theartscenter.net/exhibit/art-in-rural-storefronts-project/ On Friday January 18th at 5 PM, The Arts Center and the Sweet Home Economic Development Group host a receptionContinue reading “Art in Rural Storefronts: Sweet Home Reception”

Unseen Natives: wrapping things up

This is my adventure into creating an art installation for the Art in Rural Storefronts project sponsored by The Arts Center of Corvallis. ARS serves regional audiences in Linn and Benton Counties by bringing innovative, thought- provoking art projects to rural communities that lack spaces dedicated to contemporary/non-commercial art.  Three artists  were chosen to participate. Continue reading “Unseen Natives: wrapping things up”

Unseen Natives: Saturday antics

 This is my adventure into creating an art installation for the Art in Rural Storefronts project sponsored by The Arts Center of Corvallis. ARS serves regional audiences in Linn and Benton Counties by bringing innovative, thought- provoking art projects to rural communities that lack spaces dedicated to contemporary/non-commercial art.  Three artists  were chosen to participate. Continue reading “Unseen Natives: Saturday antics”