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. 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ursa



This bear emerged from the studio about the same time we had one visit the woods.  He or she left her claw marks on a birch tree she pushed over. Bears have been a powerful symbol in my life, especially when I was a single mother of two little ones.  My cubs are grown now but the protective instinct of Ursa served me well when they were young.  This piece along with others will be part of the inaugural show at the new gallery Scarlet Seven opening May 26th in Troy, New York.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Out of the Ashes


I'm working on a body of work that is a direct result of my daily explorations in the woods surrounding my home and studio.  There's only so long that you can be in these woods before they seep into your bones.