Sunday, April 26, 2020

Masquerade'n


License to Style!
Form, function, and fun.
Let yourself go and SEW!

Super kudos to my friends
who've been supplying their communities
with home sewn masks.
Roxane and Lorelai Lee
of Lee Piano Studios in New Milford
and Barb Cottingham, graphic designer in Newtown.

Such happy colors and patterns!
Using Dad's old t-shirts and
leftover baby quilt material,
they've created 
potent talismans -
masks imbued with love.





Thursday, April 23, 2020

Wendigo


Struggling to make sense,
as layers of paradigm
each shifting at different rates
leave no hold for foot, hand, or mind.

Overtaken by vertigo,
shaken loose,
there is no refuge by the campfire.
as village by village
souls are consumed
by the Wendigo.

Why did we allow
such insatiable greed
to drive him
to this hunger?
Human turned to monster,
no number of souls
can fill the void
of this black hole.

The painting above is acrylic on hardboard, 8 1/2" x 27", unframed.
The original is available in my Etsy store.



 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Stack At 5


a tangle of interstate ramps
at 5pm on a weekday.

dropped from the sky,
careless loops
lined with zipper teeth
of jammed traffic.
Congestion punctuated
by a promising blue
of unlimited open space.

This is an acrylic painting on cotton canvas. Unframed, the painting is 18" x 30", signed and dated on the back. This painting is available through my Etsy store.



Monday, April 13, 2020

Woven Reed Seat





Learning new skills
and tackling useful projects
are antidotes
for the feeling of helplessness.

A loose knob,
a squeaky hinge,
a dust-clogged bathroom fan,
a dirty window
becomes sources
of accomplished contentment
when we finally
take time to fix, repair or clean them. 


This little chair was abandoned at the curb. Its old reed seat was broken, though the frame was still sturdy, so I brought it home and cleaned it up. With caning materials ordered through eBay and instructional videos on YouTube, I enjoyed several peaceful hours immersed in weaving a new seat. Though it looks delicate, the little chair is quite sturdy, and has earned it's role as my favorite desk chair.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Caduceus



Twining serpents
formed from
a forty-four year-old block
of plasticine clay,
revived with microwaves.

What good is a maquette
for which a mold
cannot be cast?



This plasticine form is only about 7" tall and very flexible, having a lightweight wire armature. If you have any suggestions on how a mold of "Caduceus" might be made, please offer them. Making art is a continuous learning experience.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Sunday Comics


Thanks to
my thoughtful neighbor
who shared the extra copy
of her newspaper.

It's been decades
since I've enjoyed
a steaming cup of coffee
while reading
the Sunday comics
in print.



After another long hiatus, the artist finds refuge in an unheated attic on Corbin Avenue. Imposed isolation turned out to be the catalyst needed for creativity. 

This Offering's painting is 9" x 28 1/4", Golden acrylic paint and mediums on gessoed hardboard. It is available in my Etsy store.