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Petri Dish

If art-making is a transformation of the invisible into the visible, then the petri dish is the perfect metaphor. Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia has assembled a small works exhibition with one stipulation-the pieces must fit the parameters of a petri dish. Two of my biotopes are taking part: Amy Gross, Cultured Biotope, Parasol Mushrooms […]

We’ve Got to Get Back to the Garden

I’m part of a new show at Kenise Barnes Fine Art, called We’ve Got to Get Back to the Garden, opening tomorrow night, July 7th, at 6:30, and continuing til August 20th. My shadowboxes will be there, alongside the beautiful work of Gabe Brown, Imi Hwangbo, Mary Judge, Leigh Mickelson, and Jill Parisi. More from […]

Flowers, Follies and Other Rites of Spring

I’m part of a show opening this Sunday, March 6th, at the Rockland Center for the Arts, in West Nyack, New York. It’s titled “Flowers, Follies and Other Rites of Spring”, and is curated by Kenise Barnes, of Kenise Barnes Fine Art, in Larchmont, N.Y. It should be a balm to all up north who […]

Holding and letting go

I get, literally and figuratively, very close to the objects I make. Every part of each has been picked out, picked up, held up, examined, altered, cut down, sewn in. They’re covered with fingerprints, needle pricks, there’s DNA on the end of every thread. When they’re done, I line them up and stare at them. […]

Opening Night

Have you ever had a week when everything was just right, that will be remembered as gauze-softened and twinkly, not because of the softening of passing time but because it actually was? I haven’t had a stretch of days like that since I was a kid and loved almost everything. But this last week actually […]

The joy of just doing

I’ve been a surface designer for a while now, long enough to have started my business back when every blanket and comforter I designed had to be painted by hand, full size, in gouche I mixed up in yogurt cups. I would sit for hours trying to get my paint swatches to match the imperious […]