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Local art and political afterglow

Unlike many, I chose not to watch the first presidential debate of the 2016 election season. (that was a debate?) But I have a comment, as usual, primarily visual. The impetus for this piece is a silent auction of artist-made … Continue reading

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New exhibits and a little political play

Here’s the scoop on some upcoming exhibits I’m participating in that I hope will interest you: On and Off the Page The City Gallery in Charleston is hosting an exhibit of book arts with work by more than 40 artists … Continue reading

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The Story of Two Storytellers

The framing device for my next art project is a trip taken by two travelers, one a storyteller by nature, who is not normally a person of action, and one a person of action, who learns how to tell stories. … Continue reading

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Summer Gloom

I have never understood why some people fight off doom and gloom by embracing all things bright and beautiful while others go even darker as a way to work it out. I, of course, am one of the latter. This … Continue reading

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Out of the box

Cut paper artwork is much more interesting if you can get up close to it. Boxing it in with glass is seldom the best solution. Paper cuts made of heavy stock can stand upright as sculptures, but some of my … Continue reading

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Spring Melee

A melee is a brawl, and this fits typical March weather as well as my most recent papercuts. Last month I joined the Del Ray Artisans, an artists’ co-op in Alexandria Virginia.  This makes some sense if you know that … Continue reading

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My community art month

This is a good month for getting out there and sharing art with others. Also, Carl is in Africa for a month. so here’s how I am staying busy: I am going to attend a “figure drawing” session at Redux … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2016

The holiday season is my time for reflection and clearing out cobwebs. While sifting through my online images, I was pleased to find this blog entry by a poet who was inspired to write a poem based on one of … Continue reading

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Dark Edges

Here’s the first in a new series of paper cuts inspired by the fiction of Edgar Allan Poe : “The Gold Bug” narrates in black tyvek, acrylic ink, and metallic spray paint, the story of a beach-combing member of the … Continue reading

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Cut, Cut, Cut

In June and early July, I took a two-week class in contemporary approaches to the traditional craft of paper cutting at Penland School of Crafts. Penland is only 45 minutes away from Jonas Ridge NC, where I live part time, … Continue reading

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