Close up of #Florence. One month until install in Greensboro! So much done but so much left to do...
#Florence is growing and challenging me in new ways. I’ve thought of working this large for years and I am excited to install a really large storm this summer in Greensboro, NC as part of a group exhibition at @greenhillnc. Florence is already almost 4 feet long in each direction. Right now, my living room floor is housing the working blueprint of this work. Each day I chip away at her even more. I will naturally need to work in new ways for this one and look forward to seeing it wrap up this July. A storm like this seemed so hard to do a few short weeks ago, but now that I’ve worked through much of the center, it doesn’t seem impossible anymore.
Working hard on Florence during nap time ...#hurricaneflorence
System XVI Oscar: “Now Puts 2018 as an Above Average Year”
Hope to wrap up Oscar this week.... and start Florence next week...!!!
Hurricane Oscar in progress during some studio time last night. 😊
System II Bret: “A Weakening Trend is Forecast to Begin” .... taking a few snaps of this commission before he heads to DC with three of his little storm friends from 2018. I am going to need to create some more smaller storms for a show later this year. Bret and others are 18” x 18”. I’m thinking of mixing this up a bit as I make some more small pieces. Perhaps some 16” x 16”? Some 20” x 20”? Smaller? Bigger? Input is welcome 😊...Any ideas?
Irma will be up at @cam_raleigh (along with Nicole) until the beginning of June as part of the Raleigh Fine Arts Society @ncartistsexhibition. The show looks great and it’s an honor to be included. It’s good to see this storm on a wall again. I have another large storm (this time a NC storm) in the works for this year. Hope to start building soon!
*long one* So some of you know that I have been hibernating these last couple months after giving birth to the sweetest baby boy just before Thanksgiving. We’ve been enjoying these cold days together in the house. I’ve been thinking, dreaming, letting ideas percolate and showing my boy some of this winter’s first few snowfalls. For a while I have wanted to work with different weather patterns (ice? snowstorms?) and different formats like this circle. These winter storms feel like my mental state right now; quiet and still and white when you are in it but just as wild as any other storm out there. I’m excited to start letting some of these ideas develop and perhaps they will start to take form as I keep making my hurricanes (don’t worry, I’m not done with those yet 😉 you just might see some colder slower weather here as well!).
It’s been a busy year and my storms have taken themselves and me on some exciting trips around country. Highlights include the winter show in #Greensboro at GreenHill, the Print Center in #Philadelphia and three storms finding homes in public collections in #WashingtonDC. #bestnine. Looking forward to a creative new year 😊
So excited to see this install with Artists Circle Fine Art in DC! Loving the bright colors against the stormy gray walls. Proud to be included in the collection of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. #Repost @artistscircle with @get_repost ・・・ Current obsession recently installed at @aacrao! These pieces are inspired by the color coded radar maps that meteorologists use to track tropical storms and hurricanes. Each piece depicts an actual place in time and history. Pictured here are hurricanes Lisa and Karl. Mixed media screenprint, cut and stacked paper on panel.. ✨💦.