Posts By: Norine

“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 »

Silverpoint Drawings of Landscapes

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Wanderlust, Walk with Me, and Of Field and Sky are some of my most recent landscape drawings in silverpoint, all are approximately 6 x 8 inches. I’m honored that two of these images are currently being used as the banner for two Facebook groups: The Society of Metalpoint Artists, and Silverpoint / Metalpoint. “Wanderlust” “Walk… Read more »

Songs of Nature

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The months since I last posted here have passed quickly by. Time is gathering speed, or so it seems! At some point in life you get to the heart of things. This year was a turning point for me as I said a last goodbye to my beloved mother. I learned to live in the… Read more »

2016 American Bamboo Society Arts & Crafts Award!

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I’m so happy to report that I’ve received the 2016 Craft award from the American Bamboo Society! The American Bamboo Society Arts & Crafts Competition (ABS) is held online every two years to celebrate bamboo in craft, design, fine art, literature, and the performing arts. This year I submitted 14 sculptural bamboo mosaics to the competition, work that I’ve created… Read more »

“Twisted” silverpoint drawings

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Here’s a compilation of my Twisted series of silverpoint drawings on a variety of toned grounds. The drawings are heightened with white pastel or white ink. I love how these vines and branches have grown together into beautiful natural sculptures. Next time you’re walking in the woods, look for them. Guaranteed, you’ll start noticing them… Read more »

“Sacred Spaces / Holy Places”

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The title of this juried show caught my attention when I saw the “Call-for-Entry” in Professional Artist magazine. I decided to enter these three wood mosaics, circa 2000-2006. They seemed just right for this theme, and are now included in the show. I’m really interested in seeing interpretations of this theme in various mediums, and… Read more »