When you can't make it to your studio, you have to open up your art bag and work from your kitchen table. Some days this summer and autumn have been oppressively hot and getting excited about stepping out my apartment door has been exceptionally low.
Four of the six drawings I have been working on in the Radical Warp Series. These four pieces are finished and I have two more to go.
I've begun to discover new ways to use my series of marks. Same marks different context. Vey interested in pursuing this direction with an additional series. Each series surprises me with its completion.
I will be participating in Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists. It is the largest tour of artist studios and creative workspaces in the region and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country.
East of Broad Street
October 22 - 23
12 - 6 pm
It's going to be an exciting Philadelphia Open Studios Tour EAST weekend for me. In addition to having my studio open, I have been invited to show work with the fabulous Marguerita Hagan in her studio just north of Spring Garden Avenue.
I'm very excited to exhibit my 15-foot-long drawing, soundings : fifteen seven, and several smaller indigo blue field drawings. Marguerita's La Mer series of small sculpted organisms will dance with my soundings pieces.
I've created a series of drawings that are driven not by results but by process. Each of these drawings is made using the same ink, the same pen, the same unrelenting process. The results reveal themselves to be reminders of my walks and runs in the woods. The straight trunks making blurred lines that suggest motion, space, and time — a DNA image of being in the woods.
We start installing this weekend.
Started a new series of green drawings this week. Trying to feel out some marks and rhythms. This is just the begining with four drawings on my work table. I'm choosing a set vocabulary. But tomorrow I put them aside to begin work on drawings for my show with Brian Dennis in June.
The bright white paper stared directly at me yesterday. I took my used blue tape and masked out an area to begin laying doen a background color. I reuse my blue tape, it gives me more organic line.
After sipping a cup a joe I began applying the ground. It took three passes to get a coverage. The two panels are ready to be drilled and bolted together. Then I'll start creating my graphite grid.
So pleased with the results so far. It's almost enough.
Got the spring green on all my new surfaces.
This is a surprise color for me. Not a natural choice for mt but I'm working with it. Eight new pieces to start drawings. I have them all set up on one of my side work surfaces so I can work on small pieces in between working on my larger two commissions.
Looking forward to loading up some pens and laying down some marks this coming week. I'll be posting images or progess here in the journal.
Two of my measurement series drawings Amplitude 503 and Amplitude 570 have been chosen for this exhibition at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The show is through January 2017.
This exhibition is a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, and patients to showcase individual creative expression through the arts. The exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Bernett L. Johnson, Jr., M.D., former Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.