Monday, February 1, 2016

A good start on a series

I've now made three pieces of art from photos I took in Cinque Terre, Italy. The five fishing villages along the Ligurian Sea are charming with their colorful buildings and boats in the bay and along the streets. I added faint script in the sky of all three works; the script came from letters I photographed in a museum at the University of Bologna. I like how it gives interest to the sky and creates a feeling of written memories or a story the viewer doesn't have enough clues to decipher. Additionally, I ran several different filters on each scene, cut prints of those into strips and pieced together the strips to create more of an impression of the places -- taking each beyond a photographic depiction of the villages.

Sunday, January 10, 2016


I was interviewed by the Australian-based art magazine Zone One Arts about my art making:

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Just back from Italy...

I spent the month of December in Italy and came back with many photos to work with for art. This is the first of many to come. It started with a photo of Riomaggiore,  a village in Cinque Terre, and I overlaid text in the sky from a letter displayed in a museum in Bologna. The panel is 12"H x 9"W.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Another Christmas commission

I made this 18"H x 24"W piece to be gifted to a man whose heritage is Chinese and Hawaiian.

Commission for the holidays

This was commissioned as a Christmas gift for a recently married couple. In addition to the strips of imagery, you can see in the detail shot that I added more flowers to the meadow with tissue paper and a grassy handmade paper gives texture to the field.

Anniversary Commission

I took a photo of my aunt and uncle's farm and made this collage for them at the request of their daughter. She gave it to them for their 60th wedding anniversary in October. It is 12"H x 24"W.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sharing - part two

This 9"H x 12"W collage uses a photo from a friend who has a business growing succulents. I liked the angles and colors in her photo and am pleased with how my strips of imagery add another component to the composition. I've entitled it "Diviner." A diviner uses a stick or divining rod to find water; I think it is clever that this little shallow-rooted plant found a home in a watering can.