Friday, September 28, 2012

After the flood II

It's a small, dark picture taken by my phone that is not an iphone. But proof that I've made it through this year, and that I'm still working.  That when I sit down and put paint to canvas something essential starts to feel right with the world again.

Another in the series of paintings about land/water, nature/man, and the spaces where these things meet. Inspired by the once in a lifetime flooding of my hometown last year & the complete undoing of the relationship I had spent the last 4+ years building.  I'm glad I have produced something to put on this blog again.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012



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verb (used without object)
to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside.
to live or continue in a given condition or state: to dwell in happiness.
to linger over, emphasize, or ponder in thought, speech, or writing (often followed by on  or upon ): to dwell on particular point in an argument.

I'll be showing Dwelling an installation of 400+ paintchips at fotoeffect gallery next week. Fotoeffect, one of the Everett Station Lofts located at NW 6th and Everett, will be hosting the opening next Thursday April 5 from 6-10p.  

About Dwelling:

Dwelling is comprised of 432 hand-sewn paintchips arranged in a grid. This work explores my interest in the relationship of the individual within the group, as well as the aesthetic relationship of multiples. Dwelling explores the idea that each home is both unique and similar. It draws on the emotional memory of home. It also explores what it means to be a homeowner during the ‘great recession’, the culture of home improvement, the idea of setting down roots, suburbia and the idealization of home ownership.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Monday, January 23, 2012

after the flood

after the flood, 2011
oil on canvas

I've been meaning to post an actual completed image of the newest painting for awhile now.


playing around with a new idea

mixed media collage with vellum, string and ink, found image

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

new painting

I finished a new painting after spending a few hours in the poorly insulated/not heated garage studio. I love that I have the space even if I can't feel my toes that well when I come in for the night.

I'm really liking this painting and am excited with ideas for the next one and looking ahead to 2012.

after the flood, 2011
oil on canvas

after the flood (detail), 2011
oil on canvas

Monday, October 24, 2011

Its been far too long since I posted here.....

Usually that means I've been working and I have.

Completed the garage into art studio renovation.

Since my last post, I've finished a new small painting, re-worked a larger painting and started another largish one.

Gotten my completed paintchip total over 400! Here's some pictures of 384 paintchips installed in the new studio in two different grids.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

winter makes me want to stay inside

and drink tea and watch movies and listen to the rain and make things. I've been sewing paintchips and thinking about what I want this project to become. My process has always been to try trust the making. Its a process that fills me with both wonder and self doubt. I've been ruminating and sewing and starting to figure it out. I want it to be ambitious. I've been thinking about a stopping number. I'm over 300, 317 I think.
I want to make a chart out of them, or an infographic, or a long line that goes to unexpected places.