Friday, September 19, 2014

Getting it Done


Just finished hanging Silk & Sinew at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery. The show features work spanning almost a decade, showcasing my large silk florals to my embroidered body imaging. 

Hope you can join me for the reception, Sept. 26th 5-7. The show runs through Jan. 22nd.


Here's details:
Where: Carson City Courthouse, 2nd floor
             885 E. Musser St.
             Carson City, NV

When: Sept. 22-Jan. 22, 2015
            Reception: Sept. 26, 5-7

Sponsored & funded by CCAI

Sunday, September 14, 2014

My New Solo Show

Last year I was lucky enough to be introduced to Sharon Rosse and Glenn Clemmer. They visited my studio and offered me a show sponsored by the Capital City Arts Initiative. I'm so excited about this show! It will feature some of my silk florals and body imaging.

One of the grand things CCAI offers besides a great venue to show your work, is an essay written by an expert in your field. I was so fortunate to have Sara Rockinger write my essay. Watch for it to appear on my website.

Hope you can join me, Friday, Sept. 26th, 5-7 pm. If not, hope you can pop in or view some photos I'll post later.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Brain-Art Initiative

The Beverly Art Center, Chicago, presented their new show, "The Brain-Art Initiative" Sept. 12. The reception was the 12th, from 7-9. The show will run through Oct. 26th.

This is my new piece, that I've shown earlier, that was awarded 3rd place:
MRI Brain


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Opening at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Sunday, 8/10, ITAB currently being shown at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles a juried exhibition of work merging fiber media with or representing technologies. Some artists used digital jacquard weavings, digital printing & photography, laser engraving among other techniques.

Others, like myself, were low tech artists, representing technologies in their work. My work, MRA HEAD, is 12' x 5' stitched fiberglass mesh showing the blood flow of the brain through a magnetic resonance angiogram.

It's an amazing show and will stay open until Nov. 9th. I hope you can see all the amazing pieces.

I'm standing in front of my piece,  HEAD MRA
I really love the shadows that are created from this piece--one of the reasons I wanted to attempt to stitch on mesh.


And thanks to Karen Rips, my friend & collaborator of A View Within, for taking this & other photos. I was so flustered when arriving, I had forgotten my phone in the car.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

New Work


Here's a piece I just finished & stretched. It's stitched on the fiberglass mesh multiple times, from the front and back sides. It will be able to be viewed from the front & the back.

I'll post the other side once this is able to be removed from the design wall. 

In Utero (1 side) 

detail 




Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Brain Initiative and Good News

Update:

And good news! I just heard yesterday, 8/20 that this piece was accepted into the show! I'm so excited! Will tell you more soon.



Somehow I found this call for entry: 





So I've been working on two pieces I hope to enter. Both are 60" x 60", stitched with multiple threads on fiberglass mesh.  Using 5-6 threads through a needle's eye is demanding, especially since the mesh is so fine. But I'm managing, slowly. 

                    This is an MRI slice across the brain: 






It's still pinned to my design wall, as you can see in this close up:



Friday, June 27, 2014

Getting Ready for ITAB

Getting ready to ship my piece, Head MRA, to the San Jose Quilt & Textile Museum, I had to resort to persuasion--hanging it from my 2nd story deck. It's so large, I don't have a space 12' high to hang it. So misting it & letting it hang allowed it to try to get its wrinkles out from being stored on a roller for months. My neighbors probably were wondering what I was doing.



I came across this information about the show from the SJQ&TM site: 


This is so exciting! I love these artists' work & can't wait to see what they've produced for this show. And hopefully, some of the artists will be at the opening reception, August 10. An artist walkthrough will take place 1-2 and reception from 2-4.

The show runs from July 26th through November 9. Hope you get a chance to visit this show.