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More Botanical Drawings: Twigs!

Trying to catch up with my second botanical drawing course, after the fact–twigs! Amazing variety. Look, observe, respect, admire.

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Thinking about Art History

I just started teaching a course in art history–1750 (Neoclassicism) to the present. I’ve taught genres within art history–women’s art, environmental/ecoart–but never a survey. It’s a challenge, but I am really enjoying it. I’ve been reclaiming my artistic roots (drawing, … Continue reading

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Asseteague Watercolors

In June, I spent a week in Chincoteague, Virginia with daily visits to¬† Asseteague National Wildlife Refuge. Rather than my usual approach to travel watercolors, in which I attempt some precision and realism, I went for more impressionistic and gestural. … Continue reading

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Marking Time Collage #3

I had the background for this third Marking Time collage done for some time, but the half circle was not coming together. I tried a few things that did not work. Then I tried photocopying some leaves along with the … Continue reading

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Marking Time: Collages

I’ve held on to this circular chart that I found in an abandoned sewage treatment facility. It was used to monitor the chlorine in the water. Putting that use aside, I was attracted to the form, the marking of time, … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Drawing

As part of my return to my artistic roots, I’ve wanted to go back to the basics and learn skills I never fully acquired or relearn what I might have forgotten. The technical aspects of drawing have never been my … Continue reading

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Deep Mapping the Gulf

I’ve taken the summer to reclaim my roots in painting, drawing, collage and printmaking. I am enjoying this immensely, meandering through whatever processes and content have called to me on any given day. I recently assigned my concept development students … Continue reading

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Indexing

For some months now, I’ve been thinking about a project that would visually chart my creative history in parallel with defining events in world history and art that have been important to me. It would look something like three parallel … Continue reading

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Requiem: Artist Book at Hunt Library, CMU

I am pleased to be in a third exhibition in Pittsburgh of artist books, curated by art and drama librarian Mo Dawley, on the theme of the environment and water, in conjunction with Too Shallow for Diving (see my previous … Continue reading

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Late Anthropocene: Three Continents

Over the last few months, I’ve collaborated on two new projects now showing in Pittsburgh. The first is at the Mattress Factory as part of the exhibition Gestures 15, curated by Katherine Talcott, in collaboration with Wendy Osher, with video … Continue reading

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