Archive for January, 2014

Edge of Morning

I just got this piece into an exhibit (Edge-to-Edge) of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. It is called Edge of Morning, and is small, just 12 x 12 x 1.5. As I have been doing, it is inspired by walking the aging industrial streets of Pittsburgh, and picking up found objects as I go. The focal point is that line created by the rooflines as they march down the block.
The show opens Friday Feb. 21 at Borelli-Edwards Gallery, 3583 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 from 5-8 PM. See ya there!

Figuratively Speaking

I am please to exhibit two works as part of “Figuratively Speaking” a members show at the Art Association of Harrisburg, opening January 10, 2014 with a reception from 5-8 PM. The pieces I will have in the show are “A Life Pixilated” and “Disrobed.”
There is a particular story behind “A Life Pixilated.” My mother was a very organized person, but when she died she left a box with miscellaneous photos – mostly black and white from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s that didn’t make the grade when she put together her albums. There were also many paper records: her address book and art show materials (she was an artist.)
I finally decided to use the material to compose a picture of her. I worked from her college graduation photo when she was in the full bloom of youth. What went into it were some 2000 half inch square pieces of “the rest of her life” as it unfolded, her children, her friends, and art career. Nearly everyone who was important to her is represented in this work in some way.