Relationships from A-Z/Artist's Residency

Here are a few images from a new-ish series entitled, Relationships from A-Z. My roommate had a teacher's edition atlas from the 90's and for each country they had a graphic that superimposed the size of that country to scale on top of the U.S. I found this to be interesting on a few different levels and decided to recreate this part of the atlas. So I traced each graphic from A-Z of the whole atlas (some islands were omitted as they were too small to register). It was definitely a time consuming project and an interesting process to retrace the shape of the U.S. so many times. Images above from top to bottom are details of: AB, CDEF, OPQR
They're done on vellum so it's a little tricky to document but I hope to have better images soon!
I'm heading out to Ragdale next week for my 2 week residency that I feel like I've been talking about for ages. I'm so excited to finally experience being able to focus solely on making art. I'll have my laptop so I'm hoping to blog while I'm there.

ArtFutura 2008

Just got word that I have three works accepted into ArtFutura 2008,juried by James Rondeau of the Art Institute. It is a benefit hosted by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago so they can have an art therapist on staff, a good cause indeed! I am eager to begin to show my work at new venues and to new audiences. Works will be on display from March 25th- April 3rd, 2008, in the Chicago Rooms of the Chicago Cultural Center located downtown at 78 E. Washington. I will be showing three photograms, a fairly new series I made from drawings on vellum. Above are details of the three works, California, Iraq and Illinois.

Active Archive

Ok, here we go! post #1. I'm hoping to use this space to collect images from my studio, my work, my travels, etc., an active archive if you will.
Here are some old pages from a sketchbook (not much of a drawer as you can see!) and some new pages from a demo book I made for a course I'm teaching at Marwen.