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.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"A Tribute To...."

During the last few years as I have explored the world of assemblage art, I came across the art and assemblage of Louise Bourgeois. I checked out books about her art and biographical material from the library and discovered that we shared some similarities related to childhood trauma.

Last year, when when Louise Bourgeois died, I knew I wanted to create a tribute piece to her, and in thinking about that idea, I also realized this might make a worthy theme for an exhibition. So, I presented it to The Ink People Center for the Arts. (www.inkpeople.org)

The show goes up this week and will be available for viewing during the month of AUGUST -- on the 2nd floor at City Hall from 8-5 Monday through Friday

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