Monday, May 27, 2013


It is one thing to mop a floor.  It is another thing to mop a head.  These pieces have gone through a number of transformations .    The first being  part of a piece celebrating Edgar Allen Poe.  The second incarnation as the severed heads of  King Richard’s rivals in an installation referring to Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’. 
  In thislast incarnation the mops have become part of  cubistic portraits.    They are still works in process. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Make Art, Not Vegetables!

Although I don’t’ believe I am, there are those who think I am…. a hoader. Yes, OK. I admit it. I collect lots of weird stuff. Why? Because you never know when it might come in handy. Recently in honor of Earth Day there was a call from the local library to collect plastics caps and lids, not to throw them into a recycling bin, but to make art. Well, over years of teaching and painting and never being able to let anything go, I accumulated bins and bags of plastic lids, cups, tops and marker caps, scraps of wood and who knows what else. Well, it finally occurred to me that after of years of trying to coax my scraggly tomato plants into baring even just a handful of fruit, it was time to try something entirely new. I decided that this season there would be no more weeds and vegetables growing in my garden. This year it’s time to go back not to nature but to my bins and bags. It’s plastic and wood scraps all the way baby.