Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Open Studio

Sunday September 27th
2 to 5 P.M.

27-15 41st Avenue
Long Island City, NY


I look forward to welcoming you at my studio on Sunday. Please email me for directions.

One of the pieces I will have up in my studio is this small piece called Rising Blue that is part of a series called Rising that I completed this past year. To make the monotype that is the ground for this image I used some maple seed “wings” that usually fall to the ground. But here I wanted to activate them, to make them move along with the blue in the “sky” and actually float into the atmosphere. The autumn of the year often makes one think of falling: the falling light at the end of the day, the falling leaves. For me however the autumn also means a gentle rising of the spirit, the soft floating up of wood smoke from burning leaves.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Flying in September

An exhibit of 20 pieces of my work is now up at the Interchurch Center at 475 Riverside Drive in Manhattan.


The artist reception is Tuesday, September 15 from 4 to 7. The show will be up until October 8th.

The works presented are from various series covering the last 3 or 4 years. The title, Flying in September, seemed appropriate for the time as well as for the imagery. The recent change in the weather, cool and breezy as I’m writing this, really makes me think of the way September is a sweeping away of things and an opportunity to start fresh. In nature, September means the beginning of the end of summer. Leaves begin to fly off the trees and birds begin to migrate. On the Edge/Flicker is a recent piece that reminds me of this sense of flying in a fresh breeze off the water.