Posts Tagged: bamboo artist

“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 »

“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.

“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 »