I have been working on a way to be connected that sheds toxic social networks. A place free of memes and ranting. A kind and constructive place where we can converse about art and the influences that inform it especially in context to my work. I have been preparing my presence on Patreon for several months now. It’s an ad free environment where you can be part of my creative process wander around my studio and talk about what's happening.
So far 600 Drawings has been a really fun installation with great visitors and some new collectors. I'm happy to send these three drawings to another artist in Connecticut. I love the selection he made.
I can remember making all three months apart.
600-467 Made with a Red Micropen on White Stonehenge paper. Overlapping at the edge of repetive marks similar to writing creates a surprising texture.
Finally installed all 600 drawings for my February show. The preview sale days were wonderful for talking with visitors and collectors.
I'm trying to remove myself from FaceBook. I've been getting the word out with email campaigns so please join my list.
Looking forward to the weekend hours. Hope to see you.
I'm also working on the show catalog as quickly as I can to have them available early spring.
Woo hoo! This is the first of my series of limited edition buttons made from scans of my drawings. The button is a detail from drawing 4x4-326 in my 2019 project. Size: 1.25”
This year I used some found paper from one of our rituals — the assembly of IKEA furniture.
So many people complain about their assembly instructions which we find pretty darn clear in most circumstances. What's really tricky is actually counting everything in the box at least twice, deciding if their directions need to be followed in exactly the order they give you, and of course hacking the furniture by changing knobs, painting parts.
I made some annotations on each book. They are observations and suggestions to make the experience better.
I had a wonderful reaction to a selection of 4x4 drawings that I'll be showing in February.
I'm making at least one drawing a day until the end of January, I hope you will join me for the February Show and Sale.
I've signed and labeled the artwork. Now I'll wrap them up for delivery to art consultant Susanna Gold for hanging. Time to get out the packing materials.
Elements has been acquired for Temple University’s Fox School of Business at 1810 Liacouras Walk in Philadelphia The work in this collection are a generous gift of alumnus, and philanthropist Dennis Alter.
My newest commission Sonic #1. I heard from the art consultant that it has been installed "easy peasy". After I get back from my autumnal visit to the high peaks of the Adirondacks I'll have it documented.
This piece consists of three 12 x 24 inch birch cradled panels. I wish I could show you multiple images. This is a pic before I packed it up for delivery. Looking forward to the documentation pics.
I'm interested in drawing in this proportion for a couple more pieces. The length is required for the Sonic feeling.
I will be participating in Philadelphia Open Studio Tours on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12 – 6 PM
Please put the date on your calendar. I will be opening my studio with more than a dozen others in our building 1241 Carpenter in Philadelphia. My work will also be in our Annual group show at ARTSPACE1241 on the first floor of the building.