Runes of a New Age is a mosaic relief in wood and bamboo, measuring 24 x 24 inches. The “runes” are dyed segments of bamboo, mounted on faceted blocks of painted wood. Interspersed within the mosaic are dyed birch tiles with imprints of designs made from pieces of bamboo. Careful attention is given to each… Read more »
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This was such a pleasant surprise! It is uncommon to hear of an art exhibition that is focused on the Renaissance Era fine-line drawing medium of Silverpoint, let alone be asked to participate. The gallery card shown here lists the 12 contemporary artists whose works are currently featured at The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, Maryland…. Read more »
Bamboo labyrinth 41″ x 41″ “Journey” is the focal point of the work that I created for the September show at the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. This is a bamboo labyrinth, symbolizing a life journey, with the twists and turns, trials, and hidden layers of the human experience. Labyrinths are symbolic pilgrimages, having spiritual… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 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!
Bamboo 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…