Tuesday, January 30, 2018

"Hawk" in Upstate Artists Juried Show at Laffer Gallery

I was thrilled when "Hawk" was juried into the Upstate Artists Annual Juried Group Show at the Laffer Gallery in Schuylerville, New York and stunned when it was selected as Best of Show along with two other artists' works.  The award for Best In Show is an exhibit with the other winners in 2018 so I am looking forward to sharing more work at the Laffer Gallery later this year!  

"Hawk" in the Laffer Gallery, Schulerville, NY

"Hawk" detail


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Work in Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery Inaugural Show

Rabbit at Rest
I am excited to have this piece plus other work featured  in a new gallery opening in Troy, New York.   Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery is artists, co-owners and curators Jon Gernon and Jillian Platt's new gallery and it opens this Friday night, May 26th.  Jon and Jillian's goal is to help support working artists and the gallery will be featuring a diverse selection of contemporary art as well as functional art. If you are in the area I hope you stop by and check it out. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Polypore Fungi and Frog

Polypore Fungi With Tree Frog

These pitfired porcelain polypore fungi and tree frog  were created to honor these vital yet often under appreciated denizens of the forest.  Besides being one of the primary mechanisms for decomposition they are  an indicator species. Their presence, or absence, indicates the health of a forest.  They are often absent in logged and over managed forests. Besides being beautiful, some of these fungi even contain substances that inhibit the growth of tumors.  While it's easy to muster up compassion and concern for the wolf, whale or elephant these organisms deserve some attention too.