Posts By: Norine

“Adrift”

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ADRIFT is a wood and bamboo relief mosaic measuring 32 x 18 x 3 inches. The “mast” is bamboo, as are the triangular “sails” scattered throughout the stacked, painted tesserae. The paint-splashed tiles are made of wood; they are stacked onto a layer of textured wooden shapes that are sliding around – and off –… Read more »

Celtic Sphere

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Celtic Sphere is a silverpoint drawing on prepared panel, measuring 6 x 6 inches. The glass sphere was resting on a combed grid when I drew this. I was surprised to see that the grid refracted by the curved sphere resulted in a beautiful Celtic knot.

“Confetti Wrap”

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This is the newest of my “gift-wrapped” mosaics. “Confetti Wrap” is a complex composition using variations of stacked wood tiles: green-stained wood, paint-flecked wood over metal leaf, and tiny accent pieces scattered throughout. The edges of each piece are hand-shaped and painted with gold mica, as is the “ribbon” that wraps across the panel. This… Read more »

“Forest Wrap”

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Forest Wrap is a recent labor of love. I used the twisted branches found on my nature walks as the “wrap” that embraces the “forest” of walnut, cherry, mahogany, and cedar tesserae. I work intuitively, so the patterns are not pre-planned, I simply allow space for things to unfold naturally. Each of the pieces in… Read more »

“Mosaic Wraps” in Wood

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I had the idea to create these mosaic “wraps” a few years ago, and had even begun to experiment with cutting “ribbons” from poplar; the ribbons were meant to overlap at a point, and wrap around a deep-panel backing. Well, I finally revisited this idea! I spent much of the Summer working on them and… Read more »

“Vespers” receives award for Wall Sculpture at New Hope Arts

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Update: I’m so happy to tell you that “Vespers” was selected for the Wall Sculpture Award in the 2018 Works in Wood exhibition at New Hope Arts. Many thanks to the jurors, Sarah Cutler, Modern Design Specialist at RAGO Arts (Lambertville, NJ), and Adam Capone, master of wood assemblage sculpture. “Vespers” measures 46 x 16… Read more »

“Vespers” – bamboo & wood relief

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     This is one of my recent bamboo & wood relief works, measuring 46 x 16 inches. The word vespers calls to my mind whispers. Whispered evening prayers. That is the pure and simple inspiration behind this very vertical work. The central decorative column of bamboo is leading our eye upward while the blue… Read more »

“The Visitor”

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“The Visitor” – silverpoint drawing on prepared panel, 6 x 6 inches “The Visitor” is one of several silverpoint drawings that I’ve done in the last few months. It is based on a photo I took while meandering through Longwood Gardens and admiring the waterlilies. The quiet presence of the dragonfly going about its day… Read more »

“Space” and “Light” received awards in 2017

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LIGHT – 25″ x 25″ / bamboo and poplar, cedar, mahogany blocks Earth’s sunrises and sunsets were the inspiration behind “Light”. Bamboo, with its pale color, is the light source at the center of this work; sliced into thin strips with a knife and assembled into a pattern. Like a sunrise, the light gradually travels… Read more »