Deepening Journey  3'x9' Available

Deepening Journey 3'x9' Available

Made in three panels this piece flows with continuous movement. 

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Deepening Journey 3'x9' Available

Deepening Journey 3'x9' Available

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Deepening Journey 3'x9' Available

Deepening Journey 3'x9' Available

 Deepening Journey is 3'x9' on 3 panels that fit together. 

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Side view of paper and panel (wax drippings)

Side view of paper and panel (wax drippings)

Take Refuge 24x72 Available

Take Refuge 24x72 Available

"Take Refuge" was inspired by the documentary film “Human Flow” by Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist now in exile for his political and human rights activism. The film tells stories of the 68,000,000 humans that are homeless in 23 countries around the world, with beauty, stark truth and compassion.

Seeing acres of tents sprawled in the desert of Turkey captured my heart.

Taking Refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha is a Buddhist Vow -- to serve something greater than our individual lives through prayer, compassion and loving kindness for All Human Beings. These are principles I strive for in my own practice and "Take Refuge" comes from this intention and the desire to bring attention to this crisis. We must learn to coexist and respect each other as human beings with all our differences or perish. This Human Crisis exposes our urgent need to connect with the basic altruistic value of humanity. "Take Refuge" is my prayer.

What does refuge mean to you?

Where do you find it?

Take Refuge at a different angle

Take Refuge at a different angle

Take Refuge 24x72

Take Refuge 24x72

Edges To Insight 52.5x52.5 Triptych Available

Edges To Insight 52.5x52.5 Triptych Available

One Drop  4'x 4'  sold

One Drop 4'x 4' sold

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Sitting.... I see the Moment the Clouds Arise 20.5x48 Available

Sitting.... I see the Moment the Clouds Arise 20.5x48 Available

Shown here with natural light

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Sitting at the Waters Edge 18x72 Sold

Sitting at the Waters Edge 18x72 Sold

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Flowing Into Compassion 18"x72" Available

Flowing Into Compassion 18"x72" Available

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Detail of Flowing Into Compassion

Detail of Flowing Into Compassion

Between Two Worlds 17.5x60 Available

Between Two Worlds 17.5x60 Available

Recalling The Moment 28x28

Recalling The Moment 28x28

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Trillium 4'x4' diptych Available

Trillium 4'x4' diptych Available

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Nothing But This Moment Detail Sold

Nothing But This Moment Detail Sold

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Nothing But This Moment 18x72 Sold

Nothing But This Moment 18x72 Sold

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Where We Meet 17"x90" Sold

Where We Meet 17"x90" Sold

Where We Meet is a 5 panel piece.  It can horizontal or vertical in it's placement in your home. 

Ebb Tide 54"x36" Available

Ebb Tide 54"x36" Available

 54x36

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Abiding Reflections 28"x28" Sold

Abiding Reflections 28"x28" Sold

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Abiding Reflections 28"x28" Sold

Abiding Reflections 28"x28" Sold

Showing with different light

Detail of Abiding Reflections

Detail of Abiding Reflections

Exploring The Inner Net 28"x48" Sold

Exploring The Inner Net 28"x48" Sold

Using graduated sheets of my ink printed paper.  Please see the next image for a closer look.

Detail of "Exploring The Inner Net"

Detail of "Exploring The Inner Net"

28x48

With "Exploring The Inner Net" I printed on the very fragile cotton fiber that contains no sizing.  Then I fused the wax and resin into each sheet and fused to the panel. 

Faceted  37"x11" Available

Faceted 37"x11" Available

37x11

Faceted is set at an angle giving it a crystal stone feeling.  It picks up the light and has some movement as you walk around it. 

 

Detail of Faceted.

Detail of Faceted.

Here you can see the beauty of the paper.  This is a reflection of the "Wabi" esthetic of the Japanese that I so love.  Beauty in the imperfect. 

The Fault Line 36"x15" Available

The Fault Line 36"x15" Available

 36x15

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

July 2015 Opening at Museo Gallery  Langley, WA

July 2015 Opening at Museo Gallery Langley, WA

The piece in the far back corner is "The Fault Line". Here you can see how the lighting changes the color of the piece. from the one on the previous page.  This was a very successful group show.  We had a great time. 

Perry and Carlson Gallery  6/2017 Exhibition

Perry and Carlson Gallery 6/2017 Exhibition

Susan Singleton, Hannah Alex-Glasser and I had a very well received installation of our work.  We really enjoyed the Carlson's.  A lovely couple and space.  Visit it the next time you are in MtVernon, Washington.  

Perry & Carlson Show  "Tears for the World"

Perry & Carlson Show "Tears for the World"

Perry & Carlson Show 6/2017

Perry & Carlson Show 6/2017

Anacortes Arts Festival 2017

Anacortes Arts Festival 2017

Hannah Alex-Glasser, Susan Singleton, and I installed a exhibition for the Festival in the old Port Building "The Shed" on the waterfront of the lovely little town of Anacortes.  There were 8000 people that attended the Festival.  Thanks to the Allen Family Foundation Sponsor, we were given the opportunity to share our work in this lovely venue.    

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Title wall of our exhibition

Title wall of our exhibition

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