Ah, the ever-changing dynamics of the ecosystem shared by Art and the Internet. This has come up in every peer conversation, every artist statement, proposal and grant application I’ve written this month. I’ll write an essay about it & post it in blog format.
What follows here however is a list, written and photographed, of work that is available for sale, from 2001 until the present. Sizes, prices, media and context are all included. I will add more pieces as they come into being (as of December 3, 2015 I have five on my wall that are one week away from finished).
If you are interested in owning a piece, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to meet you and share a little of the story that from which each piece has emerged. You should also know that I LOVE instalment payments, especially over many months. Really – I love them.
Please note the distortion in size – an internet specialty. Some of these paintings are quite large, and those are the ones that often appear smaller. If you’d like a studio tour of these so you can see them in person, come on over to the open house on December 5 (10-4, Saturday, third floor collective at 1190 2nd Avenue East [enter through 2nd Ave. door), or write to me at email@example.com – I’d be happy to set up a time with you to show them.
The Bells that Still Can Ring (Studio Tour and Bean Cellar, December 2015) – Inspired by 3 written pieces – “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen, The Bells of Rhymney (1938), by Welsh poet Idris Davies, and the english Nursery Rhyme “Oranges and Lemons”. Follow blog posts under ‘Art’ for more context, or go here for the latest installment.
from #Selfie (June 2014) – see posts under Art for research and concept – this was a social media show, which examined self and internet, and the ubiquitous human need to build and control our public ‘face’ online.
From Five Paintings at The River (January 2014) After my 8-year marriage ended in late 2013 I found I had some unfinished work still ‘in the pipe’, as it were. These went up in a beautiful cafe with big walls, where we had a lovely community opening. It felt like coming home.
from What Makes Us (2004) A show about bones, dead and living. This piece is about Manitoulin Island, which is just 2 hours north of where I write. It describes the limestone edge of the ‘Michigan Bowl’, which continues to rise out of the waters of Huron and Georgian Bay an inch every year. Limestone is made from the bones of sea creatures long dead – Geoergian Bay beaches are full of fossil-rich rock. I also painted living bones – reclining transparent figures with visible spines and ribs – not gruesome at all- in fact quite beautiful.
from Sea Hear (2001) A show that explored sound and resonance, using ocean imagery. These became known as ‘The Whale Paintings”.