WELCOME to my blog and creative art space!

Since our retirement and relocation to the Puna District on the Big Island of Hawaii, (where we proudly admit to being "Punatics") my artistic energies have largely gone into our new home, addition of an ohana/apartment, and our acre of land. We have planted fruit trees, built lava walls, dug holes, reclaimed the boundaries from the jungle, and developed the landscaping.

During all this rewarding, hard work, I have wondered in what way the art I had been creating (you can see some below) would transition to reflect this dynamic island life. I have doodled in an art journal as impressions arose, splashed color, scribbled images, words, half-formed raw ideas, inklings of bold color, and fractal-like geometry -- all rather abstract. So, what do I do with all these musings, particularly since it is so VERY different from the art I was creating in Humboldt County?

I have some beginning shapes now and color; it is time to play. I'll try to add some of my thoughts here, for those few who are curious. And, if you'd like to know more, you can email me.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Fire and Ice" -- Crash Glass Art

During April, The Ink People Center for the Arts exhibit is a about global warming, but, I thought, those words are only half the story -- at least so most scientists tell us.

The other half is another ice age, and what a perfect chance for me to create another piece using my newest favorite material -- broken auto window glass.

I began with a map from 1500, drawn by a German cartographer -- after all the theme was "global." After scanning the 'segmented' map in Photo Shop, I drew a landscape using hot and cool colors. The landscape was, of course "flat" so I included branches -- both in the art as well as in 3-d, adding icicles to complete the image.

Friday, March 18, 2011

"Derby Brothers" Assemblage

I thought I was all done with this new assemblage when I remembered the old stock exchange ticker tape.

Father's Day is couple months away, but I think this one will make some dad a GREAT Father's Day present.

"Hats off to DAD"