Fall 2019 News

Save the Date:

December 7-8, 11 am – 5 pm
Open House and Art Show and Sale

Living Room
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Come help celebrate an incredibly successful year, which included two solo exhibitions, one group exhibition, five juried exhibitions, and four publications–and more than two dozen new works. This is both a social event and an opportunity to view my work. So please do stop by regardless of whether or not you are shopping for art at this time.

2701 NE 62nd Street, Seattle
House is on SE corner of 27th Ave NE and NE 62nd St, about a dozen blocks north of University Village.
USE ENTRANCE ON 27th Ave NE. Other door is for separate apartment.

Tick Tock Project Now on Kickstarter

I’ve decided to go the Kickstarter route for Tick Tock, a project on global warming that I’ve been thinking about for more than a year. Please visit the project page and consider sharing it, supporting the project, or both. I’d love to hear your feedback.
Study for Tick Tock
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The Architecture of Memory

I am focused right now creating new work to submit for consideration for a high profile exhibition in Sweden on the architecture of memory. I like the general challenge of confronting an externally specified topic in my work, as I did last year for Fossil Fuel, which the City of Seattle purchased for its collection. Here are some photographic works that I expect to submit to exhibit in Sweden. All are works in progress but are probably close to their final forms.

Altarpiece
Generational Memory
The Organic Half Life of Memory
The Curation of Memory
The Wedding of Memory

In the Works

Tick Tock
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Later this month I will learn the status of a grant that would help me move forward with Tick Tock, a major installation on global warming. If the grant is not selected for funding I will seek support through Kickstarter–and will let you know when I do.

Above is the main image (both halves of which were shot on federal land: The Medicine Bow National Forest and Yellowstone National Park) in a large installation that I am working on to ask us consider what happens when geologic time speeds up to the pace of human action. I will present the image as a loop resting on a pinnacled stand so that the loop is slightly off level and at eye level or slightly above. A motor will rotate the loop at a pace slow enough to be noticed only on extended observation. A slow clicking sound will accompany the rotation, suggesting to the observer that something is happening that may require our time and our attention. I will be collaborating with a noted local sculptor, who will be creating the base.

“Americans” Show Opens Friday

Americans, an exhibition presenting the diversity of the American people through photographs made since the last presidential election opens September 6 at the Rankin Arts Photography Center at Columbus State College in Columbus, Georgia. I have two works, below, in the show, which closes September 27.

The Well
The Next Dance