Saturday, October 3, 2009

Ebb and Flow

This is a quick visit to my blog to add this installation image of the piece I was working on all summer. It's up in Beaumont Hospital, Sterling Heights, Michigan. I'll have a better photograph (without morning shadows)soon. This is called Ebb and Flow. It measures 20 ft high, 14 ft wide. The medium is encaustic on 12" x 12" pieces of plexiglas linked together by stainless steel, fabricated hangers. For scale, the two rectangular shapes below it are interior hospital doors.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

where I spend my days

My studio is in a 20'x20' building west of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Here are a few interior views.

looking out the front door (north)

looking out the back door (south)

a side wall (west)

The blue and green and dark colored squares on the table and floor are 12"x12" plexiglas with encaustic wax. The finished piece will be 280 of these squares hanging in a grid.

At the moment I'm still painting individual squares, keeping them in organized piles on the floor as I finish them and trying to make one square blend into the next. I'm following a drawing I made that was chosen by the client.

Welcome to my studio

I'm going to keep a history of my work on a current commission. I decided to do it in this blog. So . . . welcome to my studio.

These are some views I see when I'm there.

the front door -

a little meadow -

a nice confluence of lines -

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Anouk update

Here is a new picture of Anouk. She is a lively little sweetheart. It was truly indescribable to hold her.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The best

Our new granddaughter, Anouk. Born 7/8/09

2 hours old

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Woman - Silver Leaf on Mylar

This is my newest work. The title is Woman. The pattern was created in the computer. Woman is silver leaf on mylar with bits cut out. The background is a cream colored wax saturated paper. Woman is flat and about 50" x 40". It is on exhibit at WSG Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wax and Wire in UM Hospital Lobby

"Stillness in Motion" is on exhibit in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the main lobby of the University of Michigan Hospital from February 16 to April 13, 2009.

Most people will look at these paintings and see the wax patterns - they are the subjects. But for those who care to observe more carefully, the Moire pattern is there. Look and the motion of the Moire pattern will take you on a journey, the wax pattern with its stillness will bring you back to the present. Opposites - one doesn't exist without the other.

"Chinatempo", 36"x36", wax on 2 layers of aluminum screen, painted background

"Moire 1", 36"x36", layered aluminum screen

"Circle", 36"x36", wax on 2 layers of aluminum screen

"Traveling", 36"x36", wax on 2 layers of aluminum screen

"Stillness in Motion", 36"x36", wax on 2 layers of aluminum screen

"Lightness from Dark", 36"x36", wax on 2 layers of aluminum screen