Work in Wood

“The Birth of Ideas”

  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”

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…”

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”

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 »

Pictures of the Exhibition

Please join us for the closing reception of Works in Wood 2011 this Saturday, December 17th from 5-7 pm. We hope to meet you there! Visit New Hope Arts for map and details.

Works in Wood 2011 at New Hope Arts Center

Works in Wood 2011 runs through December 17th – there’s nothing like it! Visit New Hope Arts for details. At the bottom of this poster you’ll see a detail of “Uplift” – one two bamboo mosaics I have in this show, which received a mention here. This article by Gwen Shrift gives a great description… Read more »

Works in Wood 2011

It’s that time again! You never know what to expect from artists who work with wood. Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, November 12 if you can. We’d love to meet you! See poster for show dates and all details.

“Small Treasures”

Never cease to be amazed! Check out the current online exhibition – “Small Treasures” – on Crafthaus. It is wildly fascinating! This is my submission to the show, a small bamboo container 2.5″ high x 1.75″ wide. Read more about this, and all the other artist entries at “Small Treasures 1” on Crafthaus online.

“Piece Progressions” on Crafthaus online

Miriam Rowe curated an interesting idea for a Crafthaus online exhibit – she asked artists to take a series of photos showing the evolution of a creation from start to finish. Click here to see for yourself the wide range of talent and materials – and all that goes into a work of art! My… Read more »

“Bamboo Vessel”

I have quite a nice selection of wood varieties in my workshop, assorted scraps that fellow woodworkers have saved for me. And now I have the perfect idea for combining them – these small containers! I cut this piece of bamboo on an angle, and figured out a pleasing thickness for the wood caps. I… Read more »