February 15, 2010

Watt & Shand Series Completed!

I am very pleased to announce that my "Watt & Shand" series is complete and the images are uploaded to my website. To see all ten in the series, including #6, above, and #9, below, with detail shots and descriptions, click on the Structures gallery.
Nine of them (#2 has already been sold) will be debuting in my solo show "Transformation: The Watt & Shand Series" at the Arts Hotel Gallery in Lancaster, PA, with the opening reception on Friday, March 19th. I will be in attendance and would love to meet you there. I'll post with more details as the time draws near.

This body of work is the culmination of a long process of exploration and design for me. I started taking pictures of the historic Watt & Shand building in Lancaster, PA back in April of 2007. The building had been demolished to make way for a hotel and convention center, but the facade was saved and supported with an elaborate scaffolding; I was mesmerized with the way the light came through the empty windows.
I made the first art quilt in the series in January of last year and have working on the series almost non-stop since then. I culled through hundreds of my photographs to use the images that captured something essential about the construction process and the visual tableau it presented. By clicking on "Watt & Shand" under Labels in the right sidebar, you can track back the works in progress.
Thanks for all the support and encouragement I've received on this project to date, and I hope you enjoy the results of my journey into architectural depictions.

February 6, 2010

More Than Fiber Card, and some snow

I got the exhibit postcards for the More Than Fiber exhibit at the Goggleworks, and I've reproduced it here so you can see the list of exhibition artists. There were only 33 artists accepted--I am really honored to be one of them.

Not much studio time today here today. I've been dealing with the after effects of a major snowstorm here on the east coast--i.e., shoveling. I made some progress but have more to do tomorrow. Here the view on my back deck, showing about 28-30 inches of snow piled up on the patio table:

And here's a view out the front. There's a Prius under there somwhere!

February 4, 2010

AQS Lancaster Acceptance

More good news in the mail--March is becoming an embarrassment of riches in terms of wonderful venues in which to exhibit my work. Big Root Geranium was juried into the AQS show in Lancaster, PA, March 24-27. I am thrilled to be in the company of these other artists and quiltmakers. This is the first year that the AQS (American Quilter's Society) is having a show in Lancaster; it replaces, after a fashion, the venerable Quilter's Heritage Celebration which ended last year. The AQS show will be the largest event yet held in the new Lancaster County Convention center, which of course is the end result of the project I just finished documenting in my Watt & Shand series. (If you are new here, you can read all about by clicking on Watt & Shand under Labels in the right sidebar.) There's a lovely confluence of the threads of my artistic life coming together right now.