Saturday, April 30, 2011

Apr 30, 2011 Re-purpose

The starburst pattern of dandelions is made up of asymmetrical petals. Take the petals off the flowers and they look like yellow grass. Re-purposing shapes into different configurations leads to new ways of seeing forms.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Apr 29, 2011 Eye

Looking a bit like coral, this potato eye is the sum of many parts. The small "hands" appear to reach toward the sky. The all white color makes this form appear to be made out of porcelain. While the pieces seem to be stuck together at random, the sculpture works together a a whole.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Apr 28, 2011 Unintended

I like the variety of shape outlines and the composition of this artwork--it reminds me of both teeth and microscopic organisms. I don't think this is an intentional artwork; it is a water stained piece of cardboard stuck inside a window. But then, a lot of my sculptures have a life of their own and parts of them are unintended.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Apr 27, 2011 Mushroom

The shapes, colors, and proportions of this bus stand (side view) remind me of a mushroom. Its sense of fungus is enhanced by the mossy roof. The form would translate well to a monumental sculpture.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Apr 26, 2011 Landscape

I was fascinated by the landscape found on this piece of rotting lumber. At first I hadn't realized that I had captured the shadows in such high contrast. With sculpture, it's really great when you can get deep shadows that "explain" the contours of the form.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Apr 25, 2011 Miscalculation

In trying to capture the forms that make up these branches, I inadvertently framed the sky with an interesting pattern. The droopy black lines break up the blue and white, creating an all together different form. Sometimes a miscalculation leads you to a new artistic vision.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Apr 24, 2011 Eggs

Sitting among the peaks and valleys of an egg carton, these dyed eggs have a deep rich tone. The original eggs were brown, not white.  Sometimes in art you need to start with a richer color to get a different result.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Apr 22, 2011 Review

Here's the Tribune review of all the spring Spaceworks Tacoma installations (including mine).  Once the Broadway farmers market opens in May I'll make a video about my installation. See,

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Apr 21, 2011 Fade

The swath of purple fades as it approaches the edges of the petals. It reminds me of how watercolors saturate and inhabit paper. The green background makes these delicate forms pop.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Apr 18, 2011 Wayzgoose

The "Beautiful Angle" team pulls a massive print (made with the help of a steamroller) at yesterday's Wayzgoose celebration at Kings Books. It was inspiring to see so many people interested in art and letter presses.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Apr 16, 2011 Water

Jill Anholt's "Projecting Drop" references a Turkish bath found during the transformation of a City of Tacoma garage into an office building. The smoothness of the tiles, their green and blue color, and the ripple forms create a powerful sense of water.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Apr 15, 2011 Sticker

I can't help but think that this bumper sticker IS conceptual art . . . art is all around us.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Apr 14, 2011 Opening

I like the juxtaposition of the unopened and open flowers here. Closed it looks like a paintbrush, open it looks like a bento box. The pointy tips of the petals provide a little bit of tension for both versions.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Apr 10, 2011 Peel

The peeling onion-skin bark on this tree creates a cascade of forms. It makes me think about how paper, folded and shaped, can create almost any form.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Apr 6, 2011 Consider

This moss covered rock could easily be mistaken for a mountain covered in grass. The scale is deceptive. Artists often enlarge or miniaturize their subjects; it forces viewers to consider life in different ways.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Apr 3, 2011 Banner Up

Here's my banner in situ on Pacific Avenue at 17th, between TAM and the history museum. There are many interesting, beautiful, and thought provoking Urban Forest banners along Pac Ave from 7th to 21st.  They'll be on display until the end of May.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Apr 2, 2011 Urban Forest

As part of the Urban Forest Project, a banner featuring my art work can be found along Pacific Ave (S. 7th to S. 21). The banners will be up through May and then they will repurposed into a bag and sold.   The proceeds will go toward planting and maintaing trees in Tacoma. Tacoma’s Arbor Day celebration is today from 1pm-4pm (2pm ceremony) at Tollefson Plaza, across Pacific Ave. from TAM.