Contrary to popular belief, the human figure does appear in my work every so often.
Each of the Lace Series paintings are comprised of overlaying panels spaced in such a way so as to appear like they are floating. Originally inspired by the foam of ocean waves and shell fragments riddled with worm holes, the cut out shapes overlap, creating a lace like effect.
My fascination with and admiration of trees continues with "Tree Oh!" It is a three dimensional wall hanging with the foreground painted to resemble a lichen spattered rock surface and the recessed panel painted a soft golden (slightly metallic) orange in an attempt to match the leaf color of a Pin Oak visible from my kitchen window in late autumn .
Done here in the same style as "Tree Oh!", with clay inserts for faces, I hoped to capture the exuberance of dance and the reverance of nature.
The tiles in each of these pieces were carved from wood, built up with a specially formulated paper clay, sanded and then painted with oils. Each was then framed with a wide raised "mat" border and a thin dark wood edge (dark wood edge not shown). "Turbulence" was this year's submission for the Gallows Run Watershed's annual "Art for Conservation" show, raising money and awareness for that organization's efforts to maintain the rural character of upper Buck's county.