Figuratively Speaking – The Rymer Gallery

How thrilling to see “Homage to Tanning’s Cousins” on the Figuratively Speaking show poster!! It was exciting enough to find out the piece was accepted into the show, since I’ve never shown it locally. The Rymer Gallery is a spacious commercial gallery on the Avenue of the Arts in downtown Nashville and part of the […]

NEXUS 2014

So I guess I have a little news. “Florathuroidea” was selected as one of 19 pieces for the NEXUS 2014 International Indoor Sculpture exhibit, as part of the Dogwood Arts Festival in Knoxville. See all the entries HERE. If you recall, “Hydrotropia” was selected last year (different juror) and I received my first ever award […]

Aculeus

Noun 1. aculeus – a stiff sharp-pointed plant process plant process, enation – a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ pricker, prickle, spikelet, sticker, thorn, spine – a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf 2. aculeus – a sharp-pointed process especially a sting of a hymenopterous insect stinger […]

Polypore Slug

The sculpture had already been completed when I went about the task of figuring out what I’d made. A polypore is shelf or bracket fungus. And while I do equate this planimal with a sea creature, “slug” had a nicer ring than “nudibranch”. This piece is covered in soft merino and was made with both […]

Fear of Dyeing

614 days.  That’s how long it took from the “Paint a Wild Roving” workshop I took with Jan Quarles back on May 28, 2012 until I faced my fear and actually dyed roving at home. I’ve said it before on this blog: I am slow.  Knowing there would be a break in the freezing temps, […]