Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Last Two For Awhile

 Vermont, like the rest of the country, is experiencing a huge spike in Covid-19 cases, so I finished the most recent two pieces I've been working on in the studio, took some photographs of them, packed up my paints and some boards, and am battening down the hatches and working at home for the next weeks (and possibly months). 

The first piece is another car-related piece, which for the moment I'm just calling Cars. The head is a trailer hitch, but it seemed to be more than a little too small up on top there, so it's been joined by a cool tricycle that I bought at Resource in Burlington a number of years ago. I like all the different car-and-other-wheeled-vehicle action in this piece!




 

Next, Cup of Coffee, with a White House Coffee can on top. I decided to use that because I had legs made out of a pile of Chock Full of Nuts cans, and it seemed quite funny and appropriate to have these coffee cans together. But then the nut was voted out of the White House, so I decided to let it go. Besides, the Chock Full cans were too yellow and clunky, and I wanted to bring the green color around the white house into the bottom part of the piece, so it now has more sedate legs.




Thursday, October 29, 2020

LIL BUCK explains

 I just found this video of Lil Buck dancing to "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen". This is what I was thinking of in my piece below. 


My question, "Why?" has to do with Why is it this cruel way? But also, Why DON'T they know?



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.