You may have noticed that I haven't been blogging on ART ROLLS ON for quite some time (all summer long, in fact). The reason for this is that I've been busy with so many projects that I haven't had time to blog!
One of the most important things I've been doing is working on an art exhibit that engages the issue of Biodiversity called ON THE PLANET, which will take four Vermont artists (including myself) to Japan this January, and then bring some Japanese artists to Vermont in September, 2010 for exhibits combining Japanese and American artists in Barre at SPA and the Millstone Historic quarries, and at Flynndog during next year's Art Hop. At that time, the project will involve many more Vermont artists.
This is a wonderful project that involves those political and environmental concerns -- and how they connect with the work that we visual artists do -- that I was struggling with when I started ART ROLLS ON.
I am asking you to help support this effort by following and checking in with our blog at http://nagoya-vermont.blogspot.com/ (where we will be posting our work as it progresses) and also hope you will consider making a donation to help us get ourselves and our work to Japan.
I hope you will welcome this opportunity to support both me and a project that is bigger than one individual artist, a project that addresses critically important issues through the visual arts.
Here is some of my work in progress for this exhibit, which uses painted disks in a loose grid, affixed to the wall with push-pins. It will be about 35 feet long, stretching along a long wall in the gallery in Nagoya!