Friday, January 15, 2021

Lobby Makeover

The big art billboard project from this summer led to this fun installation of my art in a building owned by Caterpillar in downtown Peoria, IL. We scanned all 7 pieces of original art and then printed the files out on canvas. The largest is a 400% enlargement -- taking a 10"x20" collage and making an 80" wide canvas out of it.

The third photo down shows the original art on the counter and the enlargement on the wall. The 1/4" segments of vintage postage stamps are now 1" high in the canvas reproduction. :-)

Thursday, January 7, 2021

New Year's First Artwork

During this pandemic winter of hibernation, I was looking through my photos and decided to make art from a photo my husband took of our resident barred owl in our backyard this summer. I added some text from a yellowed 1921 agricultural newspaper and decided to include some individual letters from headlines as well as small text. Hmmmm, I think I'll need to experiment some more with that!

The day after finishing this piece, the owl appeared at twilight in our snowy backyard. Nice.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Revisiting my trip to Utah during this time of no travel

We enjoyed hiking in the national parks in Utah a few years ago. Walking under the large arch formations in Arches National Park was stunning. In this piece, I've added in some handmade papers, vintage postage stamps and shredded U.S. currency. IT is 16"H x 12"W on a 1.5"-deep panel.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Turning toward the desert

A gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, plans to bring my work in once the pandemic calms down. I made this 16" x 20" piece with that gallery in mind. It uses a photo of an old car in a ghost town in Arizona, a photo of saguaro cactus and an old license plate. Filters were run on the composition of the three images, prints cut into strips and pieced together, and old postage stamp segments were added to the band of cactus at the bottoms.

Moments of Joy

Photographer, Ellen McDowell, and I have a show up through Dec 23rd at the Galesburg Civic Art Center. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the show is now by appointment only, but I'm so pleased friends and relatives are making time to go immerse themselves in a room full of beauty.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Show Time

My show opens today at the Galesburg Civic Art Center! I hope locals will venture out during this dang pandemic and escape the gloomy world for a bit. Here's the show information below and the last two pieces I made for the walls - local landmarks of the Walnut Grove barn and the Wolf Covered Bridge.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

More art for the Nov-Dec show

These three pieces all use photos by Ellen McDowell (my co-exhibitor in the upcoming show at the Galesburg Civic Art Center). All are created from three filtered versions of her original photo all cut into strips. There are additions in each of handmade papers, ledger paper or vintage stamps.