Art Basel - Sculpt Miami 2009
November 20 - The day was hectic but fun as we moved my sculpture triptych, 'Celebration of Life' series - " Tropic Colors ", from the Charest-Weinberg Gallery to Sculpt-Miami, the annual art fair held in December at Art Rouge Gallery and gardens in conjunction with Art Basel- Miami. Steven Davis, Dimitri, and Mark were great to do most all the heavy lifting. I held the elevator doors open.. haaaa
We delivered six sculptures today. Three are inside Art Rouge Gallery and three are in the garden area. A huge tent was set up for more gallery space. Two of my smaller sculptures are included there.
February 2009 - The Studios of Key West garden and upper foyer
'Color Play' series - "Leaving White" - Solo installation in the garden of The Studios of Key West. When Lauren McAloon, Eric Holowacz, and Martha Barnes, the curators at TSKW, invited me to install sculptures in their garden, I sat on the benches there and visualized a multi-element presentation of colored spheres leaving and floating away from a large white sphere. The sum of all colors equals white. For humans to enjoy color it must be reflected through our color spectrum of light. 'Color Play - Leaving White' is the physical expression of this phenomenal gift for the viewer to contemplate while visiting this garden sanctuary. To see this installation come to fruition, as if floating through the space, and so enjoyed by the community, was a wonderful experience. It remained in the gardens until the end of May.
September/October 2008 - Virginia Tech School of the Visual Arts, Blacksburg, Va.
September/October 2008 - 'La Danse de la Vie' - Virginia Tech School of the Visual Arts, Blacksburg, Va.
Museum Studies students of Professor Deborah Sim, Curator/Director of Art for the Armory Art Gallery, Virginia Tech School of the Visual Arts, had quite a challenge in exhibition design while installing my work into the gallery. They also created banners and posters for the show.
East Martello Installation
“Each time I cross the Seven Mile Bridge, I am fascinated with the older section of pillars on the old, abandoned bridge (Gulf side) near Veteran's Beach. Through my experience connecting art and science in my paintings, I recognize Nature at work on these pillars. Physical material reactions to the elements and harsh conditions surrounding the bridge environment set up a situation where Nature creates her own paintings on these concrete buttresses. The oxidation of materials, salt affects, storms, heat, water, multiple events are Nature's paintbrush.
I have photographed each pillar, selected painterly interesting areas and cropped the images to create archival inkjet prints upon which I painted minimal additions with organic media in order to “paint with Nature”, recovering a collage of materials left on the surfaces, but rarely seen.
Bridges critically connect our citizens and all the Keys communities and beyond. My vision is to reach throughout the Keys and make everyone more conscious of the beauty and history of these bridges as presented to us by Nature.. Nature that exists for us in such a delicate balance for survival that we become more aware of each day.”
Art + Healing + History + Art Exhibition by invitation. Showing with Purvis Young, Howard Finster, and others. AHHA exhibition at Virginia Tech Armory Art Gallery and Yellow Sulphur Springs Resort, Blacksburg, VA.