It has been a strenuous year for all of us. The world is in turmoil and we have had to rally against isolation and a collective sadness like none in my lifetime. We must find connections to one another and battle for science and love over separation and hate. There is beauty everywhere. I think the world itself is made so perfectly when I see the long legged doe and her fawn nibbling on blackberries in the pasture or the precision of the hummingbirds flying in place above the honeysuckle. We must settle in the place we are now and find hope in nature and the good we see in our surroundings. We can spread empathy and kindness to others through our actions, to lead by example and fight for justice when needed to make the world better. I hope that we stop fighting against nature and each other and come together to heal our world and our selves.
A New Year
What a busy few months I have had! I was fortunate to have a new commission for the beautiful Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler BC that is just being installed, another commission for a collector in Chicago, and my installation "Migration" will be on view at Visions West Contemporary Art in Denver Colorado for the month of January.
I am also working on a new series of smoke drawings and a few larger sculptures that will be on view at the CCC Alexander Gallery in Oregon City this March.
Happy New Year to you all
I have had a busy winter completing a large private commission for a board room space in Chicago, as well as several private commissions for collectors homes.
My large scale installation "Migration" is now also on view at the Portland International Airport in Concourse A (post security). The work consists of 21 life size creatures interacting with the space and will be on view until December of 2019..
I have also been enjoying ceramics classes and hope to add more ceramic elements into my fiber work this coming year. I was pleased to participate in an anagama wood firing at Pleasant Hill Ceramics in Eugene, Oregon and am excited by the possibilities of this medium.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Fall into Winter 2017
I am pleased to have a solo gallery exhibit in Portland, Oregon this November 7th - December 30th at Vernissage Fine Art located at 1953 Kearney Street.
There will be a series of new creatures in a variety of materials as I continue to explore our complex relationships with the natural world.
I am especially excited to have had works cast in glass and bronze for the exhibit. All of the work can be seen under the "Recovering The Kingdom"menu on my website (works will be added until November 7th as they are photographed). If you are in the Portland area, do check in and feel free to contact me or the gallery about visiting hours.
There will be a reception on Tuesday November 7th from 5:30 pm to 7pm.
I have also been fortunate to work with a wonderful design team in Whistler, Canada on a large installation of my deer trophies at Nita Lake Ski Lodge. I can't wait to see the leaping herd installed!
You may also see one of my trophies on permanent display this December in the Modera building lobby on Belmont Street in Portland.
Last year I worked on a few large private commissions that kept me very busy.
I was also happy to meet a few new collectors via the internet and worked with them on
new pieces for their homes.
I am now working on several new pieces in the studio and experimenting with new casting techniques and armatures for larger works. I am pleased with the resin casting and will have several new works to view in late 2016. They include a masculine life size bull and a few works that confront modern camouflage of our forest creatures as they try to live in our sprawling shadow.
My work will also be in the Oregon College of Art and Craft auction benefiting the programming and scholarship of the venerable school.
Spotted Yak is featured with a full page in the April issue of Mountain Living and they were lovely to speak with.
Fell free to contact me with any questions or comments!
All of my exhibits are installed and on view! I have a menagerie at Foster/White Gallery through the 21st, do go see the work if you happen to be in Seattle. I depicted the animals frequently seen in my immediate surroundings with a variety of materials while referencing literature and myth. I am also participating in "Creative Block" - a group exhibit at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Grove, CA that is in tandem with Danielle Kyrsa's wonderful book of the same name. The Hallie Ford museum selected three sculptures for their "Contemporary Bestiary" exhibit as well. I am so pleased to be included in the show that also features work by some of my favorite Northwest artists like Dan Webb, Sherry Markovitz, and Deborah Butterfield. What else? Textile Art around the world was recently published and features over 100 textile artists work to sift through and enjoy, Marie Claire Italy featured my work as did the Israeli magazine, TREND. Now off to enjoy the holidays with friends and family as I begin sketching new works and steadily create a new herd for a lovely commission project!
In like a lion...
I had a lull in the studio after my October exhibit and spent the winter month's building walls in my fairly new studio and managing our little farmstead here in Oregon. I am back in the studio with a vengeance with many new works emerging from my sketchbook and a few pieces have been sent off to Foster/White Gallery. I am using textiles in a bit of a different way and have several works in progress - a herd of alpacas, a horse made of baling twine, and an angry bear.
I was also honored to be interviewed for Danielle Krysa's book, "Creative Block" that was published by Chronicle in February. It is a beautfiul book with interviews by many wonderful artist's, so go get your own copy to savor!
August 1, 2013
I am happy to say I have had a very busy Summer. I am working on many new pieces for my upcoming exhibit at Foster/White Gallery in October. The works will involve some new casting techniques and materials. The animals from my immediate environment will be represented - the coyotes that keep me up at night and the deer in the meadow.
My work is featured in the book, "Bestiary" published in Spain by Indexbooks and a photo of a knit red doe appeared in the academic publication, "Terrain" issue 60. War Horse was also featured in the April issue of American Craft.
I will be updating the website in September, so check back for new works!
Much has happened since my last update - a solo show at Foster/White Gallery back in April, a large scale private commission created and sent to Edmonton, and a move to the country just outside of Portland where my new studio is almost complete. I look forward to the new year and it looks to be a busy one already! I have another large commission to begin in Canada. I have a solo exhibit at Foster/White Gallery in Seattle in October. Time to get busy!
I am pleased to announce that I will have several pieces on view January 2012 at Foster/White Gallery in Seattle and was recently interviewed by the UK Design and Culture magazine IDOL (you can find the article on my inks page). . The studio is a busy place as I prepare for a solo exhibit this coming April with Foster/White and I look for my work in Montreal this Summer in a new commissioned project I will keep secret for now. Happy Holidays!
You can spot my work in a lovely design book by Marie-Christine Huguenot this Fall.
January 2011 - Off to a running start with my work in an exhibit at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Center January 21st - March 6th. Marie Claire Maison will be featuring "A Proper Lady" in their magazine and Polish design magazine, "Octagon" has also featured my work in an article about innovative textiles.
June - I just completed a private commission and will have my work in a group exhibit at Winston-Wachter in Seattle July 8 - August 28.
My work will be in the Australian edition of House Beautiful next month and a new piece will be on display in a group exhibit at Parker's Box Gallery in Brooklyn on May 26 - June 27th.
February 2010 - I just shipped "Buckshot" off and he will be permanently displayed at The Grove in SF! I have been busy with many new pieces and endless studio cleaning.
July 2009 - I am finishing several new pieces for "Garden of Delights", a 4 person show in September at Winston-Wachter Gallery in Seattle. I also have work on view at The Ohio Craft Museum this month.
May - My show at Rare Device will be opening Friday. I will be there for the opening reception, so please stop by and say hello. I will also be featured in Dujour" magazine"s next issue.
March 2008 - I will be featured in the Israeli design magazine "Nisha" , and am very busy in the studio with woodworking and ironing out the details for a bronze piece. My Rare Device show is fast approaching, and I will be attending the annual CAP auction with a little red zipper doe. See you there!
October 2009 - What a busy month! My work will be mentioned in the November issue of Marie Claire Idees, the city of Seattle just purchased a piece for their permanent collection, and I am gearing up for a show at the lovely Rare Device in SF for May of 2009.
-My work will be featured in the August issue of Marie Claire/Greek edition