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Embracing the Whole: Two Weeks in Wyoming

Embracing the Whole: Two Weeks in Wyoming

Shortly before I left for my two-week residency at Brush Creek Center for the Arts, I discovered the term ecological grief. I have for many years tried to categorize my deep feelings of sadness triggered by an increasing awareness of what we humans are doing to the...

Two Weeks in Iceland

Two Weeks in Iceland

Last month I had the incredible privilege to do a residency just outside of Reykjavik, Iceland, through Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna (SÍM). I went because the Icelandic landscape is made of extremes--black earth against brilliant green moss, volcanic mountains...

Painters I Have Admired

Painters I Have Admired

I belong to a critique group and yesterday we were talking about, amongst other things, painters who influence us. So I thought it would be fun to pull together a slideshow of painters that inspire me. It's eclectic, sure, but I think there are some common threads....

A Week in the Country

A Week in the Country

In late September, I did a weeklong residency at Spark Box Studio in Prince Edward County, Ontario. I was thrilled to have this opportunity. Residencies are designed to give artists the thing they need the most: unfettered time to work (see my post Who Does She Think...

Openings, closure…and more openings

The last month of my life has been marked by some pretty significant events--moments of closure paired with new openings and beginnings. First of all, The Multi-Families Project exhibit opened at The Flight Deck. I am so proud of this project and the installation...

We Are the 15 Percent

I am excited to include a portion of The Multi-Families Project installation in a group show entitled Kin, opening at The Flight Deck this Friday, June 3rd. Each of the six artists in the show is exploring the concept of kin in very different ways, both conceptually...

Who Does She Think She Is?

In recently returning to my visual arts practice, I am also re-immersing myself in the critical and socio-political constructs of that practice. So I picked up Art on My Mind by bell hooks from my bookshelf. hooks is one of my favorite critical writers of all...

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