Posts By: Norine

2012 American Bamboo Society – Honorable Mention Award

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That’s me with broken arm pointing to the appropriate passage in my bamboo labyrinth. Photo is courtesy of my good friend, Bucks County photographer Joseph Zogorski. My bamboo works-in-progress are on hold until my radius is healed and strengthened. Consolation prize: Thrilled to report that I’ve received an Honorable Mention award by the 2012 American… Read more »

“Journey”

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Bamboo labyrinth 41″ x 41″ “Journey” is the focal point of the work that I created for the September show at the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. This is a bamboo labyrinth, symbolizing a life journey, with the twists and turns, trials, and hidden layers of the human experience. Labyrinths are symbolic pilgrimages, having spiritual… Read more »

“Jubilation”

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“Jubilation” In this work, I wanted to show the beautiful flexibility and strength of bamboo. I used a knife to split a piece of bamboo into thin strands of varying widths. The strands had to be flexible enough to insert into two holes and bend into elegant arcs across the panel. Beginning on September 7,… Read more »

“The Birth of Ideas”

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  Yes, I should’ve been blogging about it! As my September 2-artist show approaches, I’m running out of time, but not ideas… So, here’s the first finished mosaic (unframed as yet) in this new group – it’s the start of many ideas that will be translated into bamboo and wood. This is what ideas feel… Read more »

“Pipe Dreams”

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Detail of Pipe Dreams, my latest bamboo and wood mosaic. The full mosaic measures 24″ x 24″. Please take a look at the previous 3 blog posts to learn more about the progression of this body of work. It takes real concentration to stay close to the first impression we receive when an idea is… Read more »

“Ideas are Growing…”

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This is a detail of my work-in-progress bamboo mosaic illustrating the growth of ideas. Since the start of this project, which will be part of a 2-person show in September (details later), I’ve spent many weeks experimenting with ways to cut and use the bamboo I’ve been collecting. This kind of sustained effort is highly… Read more »

“Experimenting with a Natural Palette”

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Since the last blog post I’ve been working with my natural palette by cutting bamboo stalks (see foreground) into thin, flexible strips. Bamboo can hold a very sharp edge or point, but the edges of each of these strips are hand-shaped by yours truly, and feel smooth to the touch. I’ve also been cutting bamboo… Read more »

“Gathering a Natural Palette”

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Gathering a natural palette is my first step in creating any artwork, whether for a painting, or in preparation for a “natural” mosaic. I have in mind to include these and other found objects into future bamboo mosaics. Certain things attract my attention: the spiraling vines of varying thicknesses and textures, the neat thistle patterns,… Read more »

“Freedom of the Spirit”

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Thanks to writer Gwen Shrift for putting my artistic output (so far) into a nut shell. No small task! Some of the highlights of my journey as an artist are in this article. It was recently published in the local Calkins newspapers: Bucks County Courier Times, Burlington Times, Intelligencer, and on www.phillyburbs.com. The photos were taken… Read more »

“Evening Fire”

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Original Oil Painting 6″ x 8″ canvas on panel The most beautiful paintings are Nature’s own – this is my impression of an evening sky I once saw… Please email Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery for purchase of this framed painting.