Work in Wood

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 »

“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!