Artwork in Progress

Early in the winter of 2018, I set out to make 60 small houses to fit in a particular box.  I did not know what the end product would be like but I set a goal to finish them before April of this year and here they are.  Now they are not “complete, complete” yet,Continue reading “Artwork in Progress”

Silent Echoes

This post is dedicated to my dear friend “Chief” Nancy Several years ago, I embarked on a project called “Silent Echoes”. It involved noticing how people used the space around the outside of their homes, and also refuted the common belief that every row house is exactly the same.  Below is the text that wasContinue reading “Silent Echoes”

When The New Normal Makes No Sense

If you were around in the 1970s, you probably had the experience of going to a restaurant and, after your salad or whatever was placed before you, a waiter came over with a giant pepper mill offering you fresh ground pepper.  And, no doubt, you were so intrigued by this odd offer that you acceptedContinue reading “When The New Normal Makes No Sense”

Thoughts on McMansions and Suburbia

When going through an old sketch book, I came across some notes from March of 2000. The notes basically talk about an experience I had in a printmaking studio on one day when, strangely, nobody else was using the press.  I had made two small etching plates of these goofy looking houses.   The reason IContinue reading “Thoughts on McMansions and Suburbia”

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”

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.