I am very pleased to announce that jurors Jerry Cullum and Teresa Bramlette Reeves have invited my paper collage ARMED TEACHERS: WHAT CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG? into the “Loss, Redemption, and Grace” Exhibition at EBD4, 2382Chamblee Tucker Road, Chamblee, GA 30341 (just outside Atlanta). The Exhibition will open June 8, 2019 with an Artist’s Reception from 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm and will run until July 20, 2019. EBDA is open from 1 til 5 on Friday and Saturday and by appointment Monday thru Thursday. So, if you have a long lay-over in Atlanta it might be something to see.
GMO # 37 is a mixed media sculpture using a found object and hand built raku fired paper clay. Somehow, using a purely natural object (a piece of yew root), and something completely manufactured (paper clay), seemed the appropriate way to depict a “genetically modified object”. GMO #37 is part of a series of mixed media sculptural pieces I’m going to be concentrating on this year. For want of a better title, I’m calling it my “Look What I Found” Series.
PRELUDE, part of my “Look What I Found” series of sculptures using found objects and hand built paper clay elements, draws upon my “Rim of Fire” series for its inspiration. The pieces in the “Rim of Fire” series use stained glass and paper clay fired together to depict the early moments of a volcanic eruption. PRELUDE, as its name implies, is of an earlier moment: the clouds of ash are rising but the eruption has not started. PRELUDE is composed of distorted Styrofoam, handmade paper clay, resin, underglazes, and acrylic and enamel paints.