Detail from collage sketch

Sunday, August 22, 2010

At last...

Finished piece in the San Juan Gallery in Pueblo!
Skirt on temporary mannequin
Wire mannequin in progress

I think it is done she said to her self
In the muggy air of the hallway as
Sunlight at 5 p.m. poured through the arched window.
Enjoy the feeling
This afternoon
This moment of now
On the last day of empty quiet before the first day
Of my last semester
The stand for the hoop skirt is now finished
Like everything else, the integration of the two became
This is by far one of the most challenging things I have had to stitch. It was difficult to pin the material to the wire to keep it from puckering. Working with invisible thread made the challenge all the more delightful. As I was working, I found that the rusted silk was becoming a skin. Though rust can cause atrocious corrosion to metal, is has done nothing to the galvanized wire. Likewise, time has not done a whole lot of damage to certain structure and expectations found in a variety of places.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Art Show

I do suppose multiple projects will keep me out of life of crime...or at least keep life interesting. Details below about my upcoming show!

A Space In Between
An exploration of the interstice or space in between “here” and “there” through literal and conceptual deconstruction

August 31- September 23
San Juan Gallery at Pueblo Community College

Opening Reception
September 2, 2010
From 5 pm—7 pm

900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, Colorado 81004

Gallery Hours:
Monday– Friday 8 am– 3pm

Stop by if you can make it! Nothing beats seeing art (any art) in person. bed so I can awaken, go to a meeting, and then have energy to burn more umbrellas and stitch tulle to an armature with wire!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Taking a summer studio class in a month was intense. I spent at least five hours in the printmaking studio, five days a week. It was challenging to use new techniques and express ideas in effective ways in such a concentrated amount of time! But from such challenges comes growth!

I enjoyed monotypes ("mono" meaning one) much more than relief printmaking. I find something wonderful in not being able to reproduce an image using a medium that is typically used for duplication. Monotypes is a hybrid of drawing,painting, and typical printmaking. It lends itself well to spontaneity and mixed media techniques (monoprints: adding to a monotype print after it is on paper), which makes me happy! Here are a few of my favorites.