A New Version of an Old Favorite

Last week I went to visit my grandson.  I wanted to buy him a toy and I thought of the Fisher Price radio from days gone by.   I could not find that version of a radio but I stumbled upon this radio by Baby Einstein.  But it does not play the typical “Twinkle twinkle”, nope,Continue reading “A New Version of an Old Favorite”

Installation Art: Any Back Yard

I have talked on and off about installation art and mentioned a few pieces I have done in this medium.  One of my favorite installations I have made is Any Back Yard.  This installation was on view at the University of the Arts Window on Broad for the month of April, 2006.  The “window” isContinue reading “Installation Art: Any Back Yard”

Intro to the Cookie Cutter House Project & Beginning the Artwork

The Cookie Cutter House Project is based on a number of things.  Houses and buildings appeared in my former work because I lived in an old, large city and became part of my subconscious.   Recently, I moved to a totally new environment comprised of a mix of rural and suburban landscape. Overdevelopment and a lackContinue reading “Intro to the Cookie Cutter House Project & Beginning the Artwork”

Installation Art

Probably the first thing I should do here is describe Installation Art for readers who may have heard the term (or maybe not) but never quite knew what it was.  Installation art is a themed exhibition that takes up an entire space, is temporary, and generally is not marketable unless an institution purchases the wholeContinue reading “Installation Art”

The Origins of the Cookie Cutter House Project ~ Part 3

Some where in the early 2000s, my imagery and the associated symbols in my work took a turn away from buildings and houses.  When they did show up, they tended to be less of the main point and more part of an entire message.  Around this time I became interested in book arts and installations. Continue reading “The Origins of the Cookie Cutter House Project ~ Part 3”

The Origins of the Cookie Cutter House Project ~ Part 2

My work process started to include a variety of papers, many of which I made or altered by painting or printmaking techniques.  I have tried a number of different surfaces but paper remains my favorite to this day.  The satisfaction of making paper and altering the surfaces of manufactured paper resulted in my including otherContinue reading “The Origins of the Cookie Cutter House Project ~ Part 2”

The Origins of the Cookie Cutter House Project ~ Part 1

Houses and buildings have long been represented in my artwork.  I believe that even though certain imagery may remain in an artist’s work, the meaning of those images can change over time.