Posts Tagged: bamboo

“Bamboo and Sphere”

Silverpoint Drawing 6×9″ gray-green prepared paper Silverpoint is a drawing made with a silver stylus on a prepared surface. The metallic lines gradually tarnish to a sepia tone over time. This drawing medium was commonly used in the Renaissance era in Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. I’ve been using silverpoint since the mid-1980s when a… Read more »


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 »

“Bamboo, Cinnamon, Glass”

Silverpoint Drawing 4.5×8″ prepared paper From the top: bamboo, cinnamon, glass. Three of my favorite elements drawn with a rod of silver metal on yellow-orange prepared paper, heightened with white ink and pastel. With time the silver will oxidize to its characteristic warm sepia tone. Silverpointwas used most extensively during the Renaissance era, before the… Read more »


Silverpoint Drawing 5.25×17″ gray-blue prepared panel This is an accompaniment to a painted piece by the same name Harmony, which I created a few years back. I love the very different shapes and textures of these elements. Please email me if you are interested in this silverpoint.