Sunday, September 30, 2018

Bought at the Kent-o-Matic

Thanks to Jeanne Cariati for sending this photo of the Nail Person she bought in the Kent-o-Matic vending machine at this year's exhibit, Backstory, at the Kent Museum. I put in ten of them (they're ten bucks apiece for any of the goodies in the machine), each in a box the size of a cigarette pack (re-purposing the machine...), but I don't know how many of mine are left.

The exhibit is up through October 7, Friday-Sunday, 10 - 5. The Kent exhibits are always wonderful, and this year's is no exception!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

On to the Next

I'm so pleased with the exhibit at AVA, and will be giving an artist talk at 5:30 on Thursday, September 27. I look forward to talking to (and with) folks at that time.

But now another deadline looms -- an exhibit at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in April-June, 2019. I'm planning to show work related to the impact of humans on the life of the planet. As it's developing, I'm finding a color grouping of red, black, and gold running through the work.

I have re-purposed a 2' tall x 13' wide triptych from 2004 (at that time called Rivers of Blood) to incorporate figures made with wine foils that are collaged onto the surface of the paintng. I've also added text from the Old Testament Book of Amos. The (red) humans are flowing downstream, along with bones, and the fish (representing other lifeforms on the planet) are swimming upstream, moving into the future. Here are some not-very-good images of the first two panels. This work would go in the far part of the gallery, not sure where (there are 3 possible locations...).


I am planning to do eight square panels (probably3x3' each) for the front section of the gallery. These would be like the Stations of the Cross, intended as opportunities for reflection and contemplation. The series would have eight parts related to the series of events in a legal proceeding -- from The Scene, Mitigating Circumstances (at the beginning, rather than the end...), The Accusation, The Evidence... to The Judgment and The Penalty. I am excited to move forward with this work, and am accumulating wine foil figures for the purpose.

Additionally, I'm thinking of bringing back some materials from a piece I did called Pandora's Box (or Nature Spills Her Guts). I would re-purpose it in a piece called Digesting the Planet. The "guts" will spill across the wall (I need to find a better way or arranging them), and the boxes will be filled with plastic animals. We'll see...

It's good to be starting on a new project, though I'm sure things will change substantially over the coming months!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Artist Profile in Seven Days

What a wonderful profile Rachel Jones did of me in Seven Days today! I feel really  honored, and also that she really grok-ed me. Here it is, with nice photos by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur, including the one below:

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Long Haul Photos by Jack Rowell

Jack just sent me the photos he took just before the opening on Sept. 7. I am so pleased with this show, and thrilled to have high-quality images of the installation.

Thank you, Jack Rowell. Jack's special gift is portraits of people, I think, so here's one he took of me!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Great Reception at AVA, Fabulous Installation

My Opening Reception at AVA was last night and it was great! Most Central Vermont folks were at Art Hop in Burlington and Art Walk in Montpelier, but there were lots of people I'd not met before who came and were super enthusiastic about the work, which was most gratifying!

Here are some images taken by me and my husband, R.D. Eno:

The gallery in which Long Haul was installed is wonderfully wonky, with walls at many angles. Mila Pinigen did a great job of installing the work. It felt to me as though the pieces were floating around in the space, bouncing off the walls and moving in a new direction, like bubbles in a screen saver. Very cool.

This is the view from the main entrance to the space (It has signage on the wall straight ahead now that wasn't there when we took this shot...). Baggage, which is hard to photograph because of the plastic cover and two different kinds of light (natural from a window behind and tungsten cans overhead) is on the left. It's one of my favorite pieces, so I tried to create a tiled image, below, that shows all the passengers with their baggage. I put it in as a large file, so you'll have to click on it to see the whole thing...

Here's one more overview shot. Jack Rowell, a wonderful photographer and kind friend, came and took some photos too, which I hope he will let me put up here once he's finished processing them.