I've always felt weird about sharing my work online; I've
avoided it for years and years. It feels too personal. But, I enjoy looking at the work of so many
artists' online that it's only fair that I man up.
This is a new section for this site, begun July
19, 2014 and it will take time to get my images together... they're scattered
about on my computer. Baby steps...
Made with Queen Anne's Lace dyed pink,
Tree Fern, and a nice little spring bulb called Star of Bethlehem.
The Star of Bethlehem evokes fond
memories of gardening with my Grandma, they were a favorite of hers; mine have
been handed down from her.
"Queen Anne's Peacock"
Hundreds of Queen Anne's Lace flowers
were chosen, then pressed dry, and finally hand dyed in colors inspired by the
showy peacock. The pressed flowers were then mounted on Mylar painted black to
make the flowers pop.
The emphasis on this piece is in the evocative qualities of ordinary subject
matter as a crucial element of perception and experience.
A special gift for mom, this is what we decided to
do.The music background is from my daughter's
aria performance of Pie Jesu with the Flint Symphonic Wind Ensemble, in
Requiem Mass by Gabriel Fauré with her original musician notes, and is signed
by her and me in collaboration.
The fern may seem a bit off; this was
intentional and somewhat symbolic of the Treble Clef.
Pie Jesu performed by
Jennifer Curts, First Soprano.
"Ray's Woodland Treasures"
I feel sentimental about
this one. My Grandson Ray is
fascinated by leaves, ferns, bark, moss, lichens... just about any type of
botanical other than flowers. He collects and presses them.
One day we decided to
make a picture with his very favorite treasures. He put this together an I
framed it for him. He proudly displays it on his bedroom wall.
A commission piece, dedicated to the
memory of a
beloved Lab named Kahlua.
Her companion Helmsley met her at the
Rainbow Bridge after waiting just a few months. Your mom and dad miss you both
This is so sad. I'm
working on a commission piece, dedicated to the
memory of a
beloved Lab named Helmsley, loved dearly by Mandy, Dave, and Kahlua. Companion
piece to "Remembering Kahlua" who passed a few weeks ago, just a couple of
months after Kahlua. This will feature blue orchids in a complimentary
style. Run free Helmsley, your mom and dad will join you one day.
"Pink Rose Botanical"
Simple and stunning; just like
nature intended. What more can I say?
"Resting in Leaves"
Forever in my heart; this one's for you
Bubbadog. Songs of silence live forever in my heart as my dear friend softly