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:
Change in Plans
Just like everyone else in the world, I am adjusting my plans and shifting my expectations. Until the crisis has passed and safety in Santa Fe is assured, I will be working from my studio in my home, doing my bit to help flatten the curve.
I have a lively on line presence:
Art of Giving Art
I can ship my art almost anywhere - Just ask!
at El Museo"
For the moment, I will not be cutting and pasting in my booth
El Museo Cultural
de Santa Fe
1615 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
New Etsy Shop:
greeting card sets, posters
blank book journals
Art of Santa Fe
Online Community Marketplace
Offering collage items
DECO//fine art collage
Collage items in the online store include these:
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, journals, and cards make beautiful gifts
accepts payment through PayPal and Stripe!
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Studio Visits in Santa Fe:
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