Join us for our 14th annual Mesa Artists Studio Tour. The event is free and open to the public at 12 artist studios located in the Santa Barbara Mesa vicinity. Look for the yellow signs and red balloons. You can download our map at our website.
My latest work addresses climate change and denial. Over several months, I collaborated with Karen R. Schroeder of Santa Barbara, CA. on a 8 foot by 7 foot woodcut. Our piece consist of two trees leaning towards each other as if in conversation about climate change and humans denial of it. We’ve incorporated text into the leaves, trunks, and roots of the trees from our readings on the crisis.
The work will be shown in Going, Going, Gone: Art in the Age of Extinction at Studios On the Park in Paso Robles, CA. September, 2017
I will be showing a body of work about the abundance and scarcity of water. These are woodcuts inspired by places where water is in a state of change, or flux, such as creeks, falls, and ocean. Movement and change are layered throughout these woodcut prints and I use color to retain memory of the watery places. Woodcuts printed in white or black represent the scarcity, the waste, or “ghostliness” of lost waters. Other woodcuts have hot colors in abstract landscapes reflecting a climatic change taking place.
For two weeks in September I was at Anderson Ranch Art Center (Snowmass Village, CO) taking Jean Gumpper’s wonderfully intensive woodcut and monoprint workshop, “Structure and Improvisation”.
Here you see my work station with prints in process, my final wall of selected prints, and the stunning display of fall color happening all around us in those two weeks of September. You can check out their amazing offerings for artists at http://www.andersonranch.org. See Jean Gumpper’s work at http://www.jeangumpper.com
Studio work table
Final print selection
Fall in Snowmass Village, CO