Sunday, December 22, 2013

One more post

Thought I would post once more before the residency.  Can't believe this semester flew by so quickly....crazy!  
Shipped work on Friday for the residency.

Anyway here are two more pieces I'm working on.

Cheers Everybody!!!!  See you Soon.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Final Mentor Meeting

Yesterday I drove to Harmony's house for my last mentor meeting of the semester. I was incredibly apprehensive since I had been feeling frustrated and lost(even more so than when we finished with the residency...what?!?!)  for the last month or so. To my surprise, it was so productive. Our conversation offered a lot of insight into process, including hers which was helpful.  Harmony encouraged me to continue exploring the ambiguous space that keeps occurring in my work.  I have to say this has been a challenge but I'm pleased I kept pushing through the frustration throughout the semester.  I have started working through some new ideas after our meeting and couldn't sleep with so much running through my mind.  Exciting!

I hope everyone is doing's a month until we all meet again!!! is some of the work I took to the last meeting.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

I can't believe we are getting close to the end of this semester!  It has gone by so quickly and while I am ready to push forward and move on to the next step.  I also feel a little bit apprehensive about moving forward because I'm not so sure I have discovered any answers to my questions I've been seeking.   I still feel lost and am trying to find my center.

Here are some images that I've been working on.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Another week

Another week has gone and can't believe it's almost November…what?!  Anyway, here are a couple new things I've done.  The piece on raw canvas has sort of knocked my feet out from under me.  Not sure why.  It feels different but maybe haven't processed it yet and need to give it time to roll around in my thoughts before I can articulate what it is or where it will lead.

Have been doing loads of reading, perhaps that is part of the influence.  Maybe I just need to put it aside and come back to it and decide what to do next.

I still need to post the other pieces on raw canvas and will shoot those pieces this weekend and upload those images in the next couple days.

I have my third meeting with my mentor on Halloween…..we'll see how it goes.

Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween everybody!!!






Thursday, October 17, 2013

Some New Stuff

Hope everyone is well.  Here are some images of stuff I've been working on.  Had been feeling pretty good about working with opacity.  But, have hit a wall and am working on pushing through.
Sorry about the quality of the images.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mentor meeting #2

Well, this meeting with my mentor went loads better than the first.  She suggested I play around with shapes that I create and place them on the surface of pieces I am currently working on just to play around.  I have been working on that and will post those once I commit to the placement of the shapes.

Here's some new stuff I've been working on.

another drawing

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Two Months In

I can't believe it's already been two months since we began this experience.  After sending the first paper to Laurel, thought I would post some new work in process.  After feeling really lost for what seems an eternity, I'm starting to feel all right with just letting things unfold as they do.  I have my second mentor meeting on the 8th of September will post how that goes next week.

 I hope everyone is doing well.  I miss you all!!!  Cheers!!

at the beginning
in process

                                 Here is a follow up to one of the drawings I posted earlier.


                                             This is another drawing I've been working on.

Below is a painting I have been working on....more staining than painting on raw canvas.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Setting Things Aside.

I decided to set this one aside for a few days....feel like it needs more work but need a break from it.  I have been finding it difficult to stick with any one idea, rather I am feeling scattered and always ready to abandon an idea in hopes the next one will feel more solid, settled,juicy,exciting, or something.  


Below is a new drawing I began last week just to take a break from the painting.... jumping around rather than finishing anything....feeling a bit schizophrenic.....

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Some Work in Progress

I have been working on a couple drawings as well as a painting.  I'm not particularly satisfied with the drawing or the painting but have been trying to stay with the process.  I have continued to consciously approach the work differently than my normal way.  I am finding it a bit frustrating but at the same time have had some exciting ideas come up for future work.

I am researching different artists and different methods including photography, sculpture, and performance art in an attempt to discover some sort of direction.  I have an inkling about content but have no idea how to make my ideas unfold.  I am guessing by wandering around (okay, feeling completely lost) and continuing experimenting with lots of different ideas that the process and the answers will reveal itself....until then I will post some of the work I've been doing.

I hope everyone is doing well!!!


Below is the painting I've been working on.  I intend to continue working on this piece until I am able to resolve the problems I have with this piece.  I'm not quite sure exactly where I would like this piece to go but will keep pushing until I know or am ready to trash it....  Ha.

At the beginning

This is as of last night.

Have a great week.  Cheers!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The week after the first mentor meeting

Well, after my first mentor meeting, I have spent the past few days trying to figure out what the hell I need to do.  I am posting a drawing that I keep working on.  My goal....when I want to do something I normally do.  I stop.  I am attempting to step away from my comfort zone.

At least, some ideas are starting to formulate but I haven't quite figured out how it will manifest.  I do have to say even though I have a lot of mixed emotion concerning my meeting with my mentor.  I believe she had some really fantastic insight so am striving to hold on to the positive issues and move forward.  I am just going to trust the process and believe that as I leap the net will appear.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

First day back in the studio

Yesterday I spent the majority of the day in the studio painting, it felt great!  Here's a detail and an image of something I have started for this semester.  Not a great photo just a point and shoot to show how it's unfolding.  Not quite sure how I feel about it.  Am trying to paint with more opacity and avoid using any glazing.  Also, am working from an image source this time around.  During critiques there was a lot of discussion about cellular/organic qualities.  I started looking at different sites about brain imaging and neurons and found some interesting imagery that resonates with what I believe I want to convey in my work, so here we go.  I have no idea where this will lead so we'll's only the beginning.  

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Day After

July 2, 2013
Today is my first full day being home after the first residency at AIB MFA program.  I keep finding myself smiling when I think of being with so many fabulous people.  What an incredibly rich experience.