Saturday, January 12, 2013

Remembering the Rainforest

January 1, First work of 2013.

Remembering the Rainforest, 12 x 12, Cut paper in shadow box

Available at Soovac Gallery's Fundraiser on Sat, Jan 26

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Coleman Farm in December

Went to Coleman Farm in Soldier's Grove WI in Mid December. We were there to do some research and collect samples for a show that Caleb Coppock, Daphne Eck and I are putting together in May 2013. There were lots of rocks in the woods on the property, some of our favorite shapes and forms and an abundance of contrasting textures. Now to the planning stages...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Edge of Cave Run

Took a walk along the edge of Cave Run Lake. Water levels are low so I walked in muck but it was worth it for the shots.

Carter Caves in October

I hiked around the hills off the trails (probably not really supposed to) near Carter Caves.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Two Mountains Too Many

I have been troubled by the fact that the village (Wapualu of New Guinea) where I grew up sold the top-rights to two of their mountains to mining companies. They were unaware of the destructive impacts the mining will have on their land and are too trusting of the mining companies. They don't believe they will harm their land.
Here are two project proposals in reaction to related conversations that I am sending out to galleries.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

KY in Early Fall

A few images of wanderings this past month in central and eastern KY.

Delnor-Wiggins State Park

Here are a few pics from a visit to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Loved this spot, not too many folks - instead, plenty of shells and birds.

stripes in encaustic

Part of a set of four commissions for a biz in Minneapolis. I used to do a lot of these striped paintings but I haven't done one in almost 3 years. Thank goodness I remembered how.
20 x 54 inches, Encaustic

Monday, September 17, 2012

James Hotel Commissions

Sometimes commissions are a little fun to do, these ones in particular as I just kept thinking of the jungle as I painted. I'm just finishing a set of 4 that I'm doing for a new hotel in Miami that let me reference some photos I took in New Guinea. Here is one of coconut palm and a banana leaf / papaya leaves, frangipani, and the bougainvillea. Acrylic, each 4 x 4 ft.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Wapu long Diwai

I hiked to Sai creek where I played as a kid and sourced the clay (wapu) from the banks. It is one of the few creeks for days around that has pure white, reds and yellow clay. Then I found some trees (diwais) and an iron-wood (kwila) post around the village to embellish.