Work in Wood

“Uplift”

Bamboo Mosaic 16.5″ x 16.5″ This is the 4th of my recent mosaics celebrating bamboo. I’m really surprised at how many shapes and patterns I’m finding with this medium. The patterned bamboo circles reminded me of rose windows in Gothic cathedrals, so I went with that idea. I added curved bands that wrap across the… Read more »

“Swift”

Bamboo Mosaic 16.5″ x 16.5″ bamboo with umber paint glaze This is the third of 4 of my bamboo mosaics currently on exhibition during the “Meditations on Nature” show at the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. I’m really excited to be adding this medium to my other favorites: painting, silverpoint drawing, and wood mosaics. Here… Read more »

“Falling”

Bamboo mosaic 16.5 x 16.5″ This is one of my four bamboo mosaics that will be on exhibit until June 5 at the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ for my 2-person show with landscape painter Michael Schweigart. If you’re anywhere near the river towns of Lambertville (NJ) and New Hope (PA), please join us Saturday… Read more »

“Blossoms”

Bamboo mosaic 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… Read more »

Bamboo as mosaic

Bamboo These elegant bamboo pieces will become part of a larger mosaic, but right now I’m exploring shapes, patinas, “interior” design… Many thanks for subscribing to my blog!

Bamboo as mosaic

Bamboo 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!

“Earthly Pleasures” on Crafthaus Online

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… Read more »

“Bamboo”

Bamboo mosaic 14.25″ x 14.25″ mirror frame This piece was made specifically for the upcoming Crafthaus online juried exhibition “Earthly Pleasures.” The idea was to create something green, that is, reclaimed or recycled from local material. A construction crew doing bridge work in my neighborhood was thinning out a grove of bamboo and feeding it… Read more »

Beach stones in wood (detail)

Detail of a wood mosaic Materials: “waves” are poplar wood painted in blue glazes; “beach stones” are natural woods of cedar, poplar, spalted maple This is a detail of a larger mosaic, based on one of my favorite themes. It grew naturally from my Meditations series of paintings and silverpoint drawings. This work will be… Read more »

“Shapes of things to come…”

Poplar wood mosaics painted, hand-beveled and sanded These are some shapes I’ve been working on for some of the next mirror frames (see previous posts on these). It’s a tedious process involving lots and lots of sanding. I use the band saw to work out some free-form shapes, then hand-craft with an assortment of home-made… Read more »