A lot of my work involves using found objects and recycled and repurposed materials. FEATHER is just such a piece using a molted feather from a broad tailed hawk and a sheet of handmade paper using asparagus and kale stems, corn husks, pineapple, day lily, and daffodil leaves, grass clippings and abaca. I have a large variety of handmade papers, and went through them all, but this combination really seemed to work best. FEATHER is a one of a kind piece because while I do have a couple more sheets of this particular paper, I found only the one feather. To the best of my knowledge, no hawk was harmed in the making of FEATHER.
I am very pleased to announce that juror Roxanne Phillips has invited my Joomchi wall hanging THE ART OF THE GERRYMANDER to be part of the Webster Arts national juried “Works on Paper” Exhibition. Webster Arts is located at 483 E. Lockwood, St. Louis, MO 63119 and the Exhibition will run from July 16, 2019 until August 30, 2019. And I am even more pleased that at the opening reception on July 16, 2019 THE ART OF THE GERRYMANDER received an “Award of Excellence” one of only three awards given out.
I am very happy to announce that three of my pieces THE ART OF THE GERRYMANDER, PORTRAIT OF GAIA: 2018, and MEMORIES OF THE FALL will be part of the Guild of Papermakers Exhibition at Montgomery County Community College. The Exhibition will be held in MCCC’s Fine Arts Center at 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422, and will run from May 21, 2019 until June 29, 2019.