Opening Reception of Byers Bucks Fever Art Exhibition
I’m so thrilled to be in the company of these wonderful artists as we celebrate the 25th Annual Byers Bucks Fever Art Exhibition! The photo shows only a part of one wing of the beautiful exhibition space on the 2nd floor of the Keenan Mercedes showroom. The two wings, connected by this wide expanse, are filled with sculpture, paintings, etchings, stained glass, wood mosaics, fresco, watercolor and paper collage, calligraphy, egg tempera, photography, colored pencil, graphite, pastel, charcoal, flame-worked glass, sculpture in marble, clay, wood, bronze and stone, etc. It’s a beautiful sampling of work created by the dedicated and hard-working Central Bucks area artists.
If you’re in or around the Doylestown area, treat yourself to this fantastic exhibition – and see yourself driving off in your new Mercedes – with all your new art purchases! Exhibition continues at Keenan Mercedes through April 27, 2011. Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 9-5pm.
16.5″ x 16.5″ on panel
I’m thrilled with this mosaic! After much experimentation with the cutting and patterning possibilities of bamboo, I created this work. Each piece is a natural tile, and the edges are finished with a slight bevel.
The poplar frame I designed for these mosaics is deep enough to keep all the edges protected. This work, and whatever others I’ve finished, will be included in my May show with the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. More about that as the time approaches.
These elegant bamboo pieces will become part of a larger mosaic, but right now I’m exploring shapes, patinas, “interior” design…
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Here are more photos to show how I’m working with bamboo; these pieces will eventually become part of larger works. Two 16×16″ panels will be completed soon, and I’ll post them here. Much more to come!
Here’s a detail of the bamboo-as-mosaic process I’m currently exploring. This is consuming most of my time right now as the ideas are beginning to flow. Gotta go with it! I’ll check back with you soon…
6×6″ beveled panel
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4″x6″ beveled panel
10″ x 10″ panel
Lately, bamboo has been used in all three of my chosen mediums: in paint, silverpoint, and wood. It’s a beautiful subject that I’m just beginning to explore in my mosaic work. As an artist, it’s thrilling to follow these paths that appear along the journey.
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Happening now online is “Earthly Pleasures: It’s Easy to Be Green” on Crafthaus. I have three pieces, all wall-mounted wood mosaics, in this show. One is a natural bamboo mosaic that I posted on November 14 – titled “Bamboo.” Each bamboo tile has a slightly hand-beveled edge. The others mosaics that are on exhibit are “Pisces Rising” and “Genesis.” These were very intricate mosaics, consisting of hundreds of hand-scribed pieces, all made from scraps that were discarded by local wood shops – too small for them to keep. They became the materials that I gilded, painted, textured, interlocked, and with which I fashioned flames, waves, ribs…. Check it out on my website and Crafthaus.
“Pisces Rising” 48″ x 24″
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6×9″ gray-green prepared paper
Silverpoint is a drawing made with a silver stylus on a prepared surface. The metallic lines gradually tarnish to a sepia tone over time. This drawing medium was commonly used in the Renaissance era in Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.
I’ve been using silverpoint since the mid-1980s when a fellow artist and I experimented with traditional formulas and color tones on panels and fine art papers, and used various metals. (The term metalpoint describes the use of silver, copper, gold, platinum, etc. on prepared surfaces.) At that time I enjoyed creating silverpoint drawings from the faces seen in paintings by Renaisssance artists: Vermeer, daVinci, Botticelli, Holbein….and I’ve continued that practice. I prefer using silver on a lightly toned paper, board or thin panel so I can finish up with white highlights; occasionally I use other pastel colors, as in this drawing.
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