Friday, October 16, 2020

More People

 

I have been working on some new large figures. Here are two of them. First, Bedtime, another take on the mother-and-child theme, which somehow keeps coming around for me. Maybe because I'm spending a lot more time with my grandchildren, maybe the need for nurturing in our collective life during this pandemic, which is woefully absent in the current administration.

It's built on an old ironing board with a cork head, chair legs, an antique doll bed, and a variety of disks, wheels, and other circular objects.

 

The baby's arms are made of white shell buttons, my favorite connector...
 
The next piece is Coming and Going. I've carved this text on the arms: " SLIPPING ALONG THE THREAD, COUNTING THE HOURS AND DAYS" On the legs: COMING AND GOING AND COMING AND GOING..." This piece is still in progress; I have tried a different head and will live with it for awhile to see if I need something different.



Thursday, October 1, 2020

Bird in a New Perch

 

Bird has gone to a new home. It is a joy to me that five of the thirteen large figures in my most recent exhibit have been acquired by collectors. it's great to see my work in a new context -- not my studio or a gallery, but at home with people who want to live with them. 



Thursday, September 3, 2020

Many Pieces Have Gone to New Homes!


Thirteen pieces sold from the exhibit at J. Langdon. Wow! Thank you, Juliana Jennings and the many people who appreciated the show!

Two of them went to a home where they are mounted on a screened porch, looking out over a hillside.

 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Hangin' Looks Great!

 

People have been really enthusiastic about this exhibit, and it looks wonderful in J. Langdon's space!


 

J. Langdon is on Langdon Street in Montpelier, next to the river, and they're open every day from 11AM - 5PM. The show is up through August 31.

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Hangin'

My exhibit,
Hang on, Hang in
H a n g i n’

will be at J. Langdon, 7 Langdon Street in Montpelier, Vermont, from August 3-31, 2020 with an opening reception during Montpelier's Art Walk on Friday, August 7, from 4-8 PM.

SPECIAL Art Walk TREAT: The FAMILY BAND, consisting of my husband R.D. Eno on accordion, son Jonas Eno - Van Fleet on bass guitar, daughter-in-law Anna Van Fleet on keyboard, grandson Manny Van Fleet on electric guitar -- playing outside from 5:00 - 5:30 and 6:00 - 6:30!

Below are the major pieces in the exhibition, twelve half-to-3/4 lifesize figures that will be hanging on the wall.

I Smell a Rat, 54x27x17", with plug-in light

 Falling, 59x17x17", buttons, maps, wood

Black 49x21x7", plastic, plexi, rubber, metal

Mama, 52x21x10", metal, wood, paint, barrel hoop

Angel In, 45x36x12", metal, bone, shell, wood, clay

Tools, 58x15x8", antique toy, bike seat, wood, tools


Bird, 46x21x9", wood, metal

Hungry, 46x33x10", wood, metal, spoons

Play Ball, 55x44x6", wood, metal, antique catcher's mask

Washing, 48x13x18", wood, antique paper coupons

Portland, 53x37x10", wood, plaster, metal

Music, 66x28x13", wood, metal, buttons, rubber

All of these large figures are offered for sale at $1,2000 each, and each of them is paired with a smaller, related figure, sold separately, ranging in price from $125 - $500. There's an 8% discount for purchasing the two figures (large plus related small) together.

Feel free to be in touch with me to ask for higher-resolution images, or to inquire about current availability.

Friday, April 24, 2020

It Had to Change


This work I've done during the Coronavirus home-stay has really challenged me. All those figures holding disks with animal heads. What was that about? And that dog or some kind of animal? Finally, they all came together as a single piece, marching along together. I have no clue what this is about, but I am glad to put it aside for awhile...





Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Everything So Far


So the animal wasn't actually finished yet. It needed more definition, and I carved a new left eye for it. Here's where it wound up. All these photos are taken in the room where I have my temporary studio and where I have a couch and a cot for my two grandchildren, who spend every Friday night here now.


There are seven figures in the Catching It series at the moment, and I think that's enough for now. It's time to turn to something new. I have a group of wonderful bird cages given to me by Ruth Hamilton, and I need to figure out what goes in them...