Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I am looking forward to the release of this upcoming anthology that will include one of my articles. The project was recently successfully funded on Kickstarter. Thank you to everyone who was able to support the project - we wouldn't be able to publish this book without your help.
What is Bourgeon?
Bourgeon is an online arts magazine that has published over two-hundred articles by artists about their work since 2005. The articles document the artwork and personal and artistic journeys of the authors as professional artists. The Bourgeon Book is a compilation of a selection of articles published in the magazine's first five years. The book's Editorial Committee read through the magazine's entire archive to select articles for the anthology.
Which Artists are featured?
45 DC area artists that include yours truly. Visit the Kickstarter page for a complete list.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Collage on paper
And the collage is complete! Next up? A landscape/cityscape series inspired by scenes around DC and neighboring areas. My goal is to complete one collage each week so I'll be able to finish a new body of work in time for a solo show in February 2013. I've got quite a bit of collaging ahead of me...
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
"Red Ruffed Lemur"
Collage on paper
Lemurs are such unusual critters. I just love their eyes - they always look somewhat cartoonish. And I had a lot of fun putting this piece together.
Lately, a lot of my animal collages have been in the larger size I work in - 18"x24." I decided that I really needed to create a series of bigger animal collages. It helps if you have a variety of sizes to pull from when working on an inventory for an upcoming exhibit.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
This is another piece inspired by the National Zoo. Recently I made a trek to San Diego and had a chance to take plenty of snapshots of the zoo over there. So in the future, you'll see some artwork inspired by that visit.
I'll post an image of the completed lemur collage next. This is actually one of my favorite pieces from my recent animal series. There's just something about this little guy's face that really drew me in. I also had a lot of fun working with the color scheme. Plus, lemurs are pretty intriguing creatures.
Anyway, I'm off to do some late night collaging...
Saturday, June 9, 2012
"Turtle that thinks she's a Giraffe"
Collage on paper
Here's the finished collage! I really enjoyed collaging her shell - I used quite a mix of texture for it. And with the background I wanted to make it look somewhat abstract and out of focus so that you could hone in more on the actual turtle.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Here's the next stage of the collage. I'll post an image of the finished piece next.
And now I'm off to continue working on my new landscape/cityscape series. And plan for an unexpected upcoming solo show. It's always nice to get unexpected invites to show your work - it's just a lot of work getting everything organized!
Monday, June 4, 2012
Inspired by a long-neck turtle from the National Zoo. I've never seen one of these swimming around in nature, thus I was drawn to this unusual creature. Reminded me of a giraffe...if giraffes came in turtle form. I had a lot of fun working on the texture in this piece. More images are coming soon...
I'm currently getting ready to work my way through around twenty or so new landscape/cityscape pieces inspired by sights in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. I've got my work cut out for me!
Friday, June 1, 2012
I'm excited to be part of this upcoming project - an arts anthology of 40+ Washington, DC area artists. The book includes articles written by artists accompanied by images of artwork like my collages.
Right now we're trying to raise money to fund the project. If you pledge $25 dollars or more you'll get a free copy of the book once it's published. If you're able to contribute, any amount would be greatly appreciated!