transformed

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Admittedly, this image is out of focus, but it’s the only one I have of this piece. This is about resources and mindless exploitation and the transformation of the earth from our ‘mother’ to that which we mindlessly consume.

a little experiment

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Ha! This experiment has nothing to do with art or art education: I had seen a recipe for pickled limes and when we had a bunch of key limes this summer and nothing to do with them, I remembered the recipe. So, here are the pickled limes and I still haven’t tried them. I’d thought I’d smash a couple with sugar and soda water for a delicious and refreshing drink, but I just never did and now the limes are getting really old. Trying them now might be an experiment I don’t need to pursue…

not long enough

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These are flowers from my garden this summer–temporary beauties in my kitchen. I feel this year, more than ever before, the loss of the season. I know I’m getting older and that there’s more behind me than ahead, but even so, I think am attaching hope to the future and these simple flowers seem to promise that my hope will not be unmet…

Rolling, rolling…

red tabbed bag

This is a bag I made from fabric originally used for a pillow. The motif is inspired on the wheels of the buses I rode in the city where I went to art school. The project I printed  the pillow fabric for was about promoting the use of the city bus, for transportation and also to enhance one’s experience in the city and its culture.

linoleum block print, canvas, oil based ink, grosgrain ribbon, cotton fabric

glowing summer blossoms

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These flowers were the highlight of my summer garden–so vibrant and vigorous and so bright and beautifully formed. This image catches them late in the summer, late in the day, glowing in the hard but fading light…Gorgeous!

pedestrian experience

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This piece of public art is on a busy street in Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA) and is truly one of my all-time favorite pieces of public art. It is: Tree of Life,  by Beverly Magennis.   (picture: September 2016) It is beautiful, accessible without being obvious or trite, and it truly enhances the experience of any pedestrians–they can even take a seat underneath the “tree of life.” For a few more thoughts on this piece–not at all pedestrian–visit art at work.