Tuesday, August 13, 2019


This serene piece is 12"H x 9"W x 1"Deep and is titled "Open to Joy." The original photo was taken by my friend Ellen McDowell when she was kayaking. I ran filters on the photo, printed out 3 versions to cut into strips and added in the Japanese characters for water lily in the top right of the sky. Some handmade papers add to the texture of the lily and shredded currency from the Federal Reserve float among the lily pads.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Summer Time, Beach Time

I wanted to make another composition with an inviting walk down to the beach. I took the original photo for this on the upper shore of Lake Michigan. At first I thought I'd do a horizontal landscape, but then felt the big wood tops of the walkway were a bit distracting. I cropped the image into a square and made this 12"x12"x1" collage (middle photo) using three filtered versions of the scene with some Michigan road maps added into the clouds and handmade green paper in the grassy areas.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

I'm the Featured Artist at C2C Gallery

Check out my art on display in Grand Haven, Michigan for the months of August-September 2019. C2C Gallery has a great collection of Michigan artists' work on display and I'm proud to be exhibiting among them with my show "Woods - Water - Words".

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Large commission

I finished this 30"H x 20"W commission and will deliver it later this month. The photo was supplied by the client, taken in Alaska on her 25th wedding anniversary, and is a gift to her husband for their 27th wedding anniversary.

Wrapping up for my Michigan show

I made a few more pieces for my show in Grand Haven, Michigan (August-September 2019). All three are 6"x12" on 1" deep cradled panels.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Outside In

After bringing in daffodils and jonquils from my wooded backyard this spring to enjoy, I decided to photograph one of the vases and make art from it. In this 14"H x 11"W x 1.5" deep piece, I combined the cut out strips from three variations of the original photo with handmade papers and text from an 1864 accounting ledger from a textile mill.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Spring's First Gifts

This piece was inspired by all the varieties of daffodils and narcissus that sprang up in the wooded backyard of my new home. I used my invented process of filtering my photos and cutting them into strips and then added little pieces of shredded $1000 bills in the leaf litter areas (bottom detail shot shows some of the currency). The two smaller panels are 1.5" deep and the middle one is .75" deep. The panels are attached and hang as one artwork.