Saturday, February 21, 2009

bamboo domino designs

Collage necklaces made out of bamboo domino blanks that were salvaged from place mats found in a junk shop. Additional beads were added and waxed cotton was used as the "string".

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

the sketchbook project 3

Two views of my entry to the Sketchbook Project 3. The theme of this show, which will travel to eight galleries during the months of March through June 2009, is "Everyone we know." Each artist received a 3.5 x 5.5 moleskin sketchbook to alter which will be returned to the Art House Coop in Atlanta. As a group show, the sketchbooks will then travel to each of the following galleries: Museum of Contemporary Art D.C., Laconia Gallery in Boston, Atena Gallery in Chicago, Soulard Art Market in St. Louis, 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, MODA in Atlanta, and finally the Chicago Art Source Gallery which will be its last stop.

In my sketchbook, I have created a niche with a door that opens to reveal an accordion strip with words and phrases that evoke ideas that "everyone" shares. Some of these are," being-ness," "precious body and soul", 'to the heart", "society"," ones who matter"," Light and Dark" (a reference to the good and evil in all humans) and the all encompassing "WE."