Posts By: Norine

Detail of bamboo mosaic in progress

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This is a detail of the bamboo mosaic I’m finishing up. These small movable bamboo rings slide along flexible bamboo strands. You could see the fine angle I cut into the edges of the strands, and get a glimpse of why these mosaics are labor-of-love-intensive. Its as much about the details as anything. The background… Read more »


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“Crossroads” Bamboo and Wood Mosaic 16.5″ x 16.5″ / bamboo and stained poplar I created this piece after a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, a place where various spiritual paths blend amid the sacred sites, missions, and pueblo villages. Symbolism and spirituality abound there in Santa Fe (“Holy Faith”), and my mosaic signifies these… Read more »

Silverpoint Drawings of Twisted Vines

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Silverpoint Drawing on prepared paper 3.5″ x 5.5″ I love coming across these natural works of art while walking through the woods. The more twisted, viney, or misshapen, the better a subject! While drawing, it helps to imagine being the vine or branch, winding ’round and ’round a core. Here’s another: Silverpoint Drawing on prepared… Read more »

Sculpture New Hope!

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Sculpture New Hope 2014! See the newest creations from 50 original artists who are working in Bronze, Wood, Ceramic, Found Object, Steel, Glass, Bamboo, and…well, let’s find out what else on Saturday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. at New Hope Arts Center, 2 Stockton Avenue! I have two Bamboo Mosaics in this show, here’s a… Read more »

Works in Progress….

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These photos show a few of the steps I take while working out compositions and techniques in bamboo. The first photo shows the bamboo strands that I rough cut for the main section of the panel. These strands are removed in sequence, then inserted into a piece of cardboard for the next step… The second… Read more »

“SURFACE” Exhibition

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SURFACE, the current exhibition in The Duke Gallery at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA includes the work of 72 artists, creating in all media. Lorraine Riesenbach, founder and retired Director of Artists’ House Gallery in Philadelphia, was the juror for this show. I’m happy to report that both of my natural mosaics, “Ascent”… Read more »

“Inside the Labyrinth”

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“Inside the Labyrinth” 9.5 x 9.5″ original painting acrylic on panel Wishing everyone a joy-filled and radiant New Year, New Day, New Path…

“Ascent” awarded First Prize – Sculpture

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“Ascent” Bamboo – Wood Mosaic 28.5″ x 16.5″ On Saturday, November 9, Mayor Larry Keller presided at the Opening Reception & Awards ceremony of the National Juried “Works in Wood” Exhibition at the New Hope Arts Center. As usual, this show was jam-packed with woodworkers and patrons of the arts. I was overjoyed upon hearing… Read more »

“Highlights of an Autumn Afternoon”

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“Highlights of an Autumn Afternoon” Oil on panel 10″ x 12″ This impressionistic painting is one of my most recent, of a field in Buckingham (Central Bucks County), Pennsylvania. The golden afternoon light, especially across fields and trees, always stops me in my tracks. It’s Autumn, it’s gorgeous, and out in that field is where… Read more »