What’s out there.
As far back as I can remember, I have been fascinated with the universe beyond our atmosphere. I love to see a full moon rise, and in the morning near dawn, see the full moon set. I get a thrill when I see the merest sliver of a crescent in the early evening in the western sky. I remember the first time I saw the remnant slice floating above the desert just before dawn; to me it was a promise of serenity and perseverance.
Naturally, the realm of outer space has appealed to me as subject for collage. I have depicted scenes from within our solar system, including portraits of our neighbors. Venus Unveiled shows the planet as it would appear without its wrap of dense clouds, and Mars Unleashed shows the red planet as viewed by X-rays. In Cast Out, we view remote Pluto, looking over its shoulder so to speak, forlornly orbiting the distant Sun.
A favorite subject for me are galaxies, whether real as in M101 or Take A Flying Leap (Andromeda) or imaginary, as in Freedom, Passion, Love. I have collaged images inspired by Hubble photos, as in the magnificent towers in the Eagle Nebula, the dying stars and starbirth clouds in Carina allowed me to contemplate the circle of life.
On Monday, I plan to be viewing the eclipse (safely of course) and I hope you will too, even if you are not in the optimum zone for seeing the total .
Our little planet has been experiencing eclipses like these for eons, but this will be the only one that most of us will see.
Chaos and terror may seize us, but I hope that for this one moment we know peace and know that peace is worth achieving.
Love and Peace,
What Goes On:
New Show Added!
Under the Influence
The Fuller Lodge Art Center
Los Alamos. NM
August 10 through September 15, 2018
Reception August 10, 5 -7 pm
Three original collages displayed in this show.
The Fest for Beatles Fans, Chicago
Hyatt Regency , Rosemont, IL
August 10-12, 2018
art show, performances and poetry
Tea & Memories, Fri, Aug. 10, 9:45 pm
Panel Discussion, Sat. Aug. 11, 12:55 pm
Party Continues: Beyond Brian, Sat Aug. 11, 8:30 pm
Awards Presentation, Sun. Aug. 12, 6:40 pm
Fire & Hops Gastropub,
222 N. Guadalupe,
Santa Fe, New Mexico
downtown Santa Fe
This show features some of my largest and rarely seen collages, including "Bloomsday at Molly Malone's" , "Cast Out", "Night Vision' "Carina" and "Limitless Undying Love"
On display for the rest of the summer
Railyard Artisans Market
Indian Market Weekend
Friday Aug. 17, and Sunday Aug.19, 2018
10 am to 4 pm
Demonstrations of collage technique and fun things for sale
Art of Santa Fe
Online Community Marketplace
Offering collage items of my designs
DECO//fine art collage
Just added to the store: full-size prints of my collage "Regard", matted and ready for framing - Here and nowhere else!
Collage items in the online store include these:
"Our Lady of Peace in Love"
small (12” x 16”) $50 medium (16” x 20”) $75 full size (18” x 24” )$100
Includes certificate of authenticity;
shipping via carrier of your choice
5" x 7" featuring an original collage design on the front, blank inside, available for purchase, on line or at the market.
Greeting Card Sets,
5 blank cards + envelopes, bundled into gift-ready packages
includes Scenes of New Mexico, Fine Ladies Dancing, Rising, and Perfectly Pear
Loosen Your Soul and Harvest:Fruition
each is 18" x 24", add comes rolled , ready for framing.
Prints, posters and cards make beautiful gifts
accepts payment through PayPal and Stripe!
When you are in Santa Fe:
Listen to ArtFusion,
Thursdays at noon on KVSF, the Voice of Santa Fe, 101.5 FM
Enjoy amazing and creative desserts at The Compound Restaurant on picturesque Canyon Road
Relax and nibble at Fire and Hops Gastropub, 222 N. Guadelupe
Shop at the Railyard Artisans Market
Farmers Market Pavilion
Paseo de Peralta & Guadalupe, Santa Fe
And Waiting in the Wings
Exquisite Corpse Show in Santa Fe in the Community Gallery in Santa Fe in October
Stars, Planets and Galaxies - Solo Show in Los Alamos, January 2019
Studio Visits in Santa Fe:
by appointment and with a smile!
And, as always:
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