Author: andy

daughter/mother
Instruction

Glazing Mystified

My practice with glazing sculptures is a dance, an attempt to embrace uncontrollable transformation. I have learned to condition a sense of surrender, a broad acceptance of what is and what will be, while at the same time sharply focusing on points of decision. Firing clay and glaze is always a risk. The heat can […]

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Instruction

The End of Expressionism

My life story begins with confusion, a mystery for my infant mind, leaving me constantly seeking and self-reflective, and at times a fool, a child, falling down and getting up, again and again. It helps to be philosophical, playful and permissive. The result is a lot of art, portraits of companions on the stumbling dance […]

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A Secret Garden

Air blooms in a viscous medium. Ink slides and gathers between sheets of glass. These 2 dimensional forms are photographed as they bloom under glass or if they are made of paint they might become monotype prints. Since 2021 many of these compressed cells have been further processed into symmetries. Symmetry and the Other The […]

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Art Show

Emissaries of Enigma

July 4 through August 29 on view at ArtReach gallery 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, a show of four sculptures, together called: Emissaries of Enigma. Selected by the curator of ArtReach, these pieces span the last four years, mostly from a Venus de Milo and doll arm period in 2018. The exception is a nonfigurative, […]

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Art Show

Bay City Arts Center

Somewhere between endurance and indulgence. In the Fall of 2018, an engagement with psychological struggle and a playful dialog within a Community Center: clay sculpture and the permission to curate, mount and draw on the walls. This balance can be kept artfully can also slip into carelessness. Notice the difference in these pieces. Where does […]

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Note to Self

Note to self: ┬áBe true. Be, Belong. The self is in context with countless other selves, paying attention, feeling, living. Being is meaning within the web of connection. Meaning is being, a given. Perception, judgement, and abstraction are filters of being, turning meaning into priority, scales of value, competition and colonization. Art as pure play […]

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