Desert Zoo Motif I, 2018
       
     
Desert Zoo Motif II, 2018
       
     
Yak Train, Nepal 2017
       
     
Harmony, Nepal 2017
       
     
Not Responsible, 2017
       
     
Giant Fairy and Sasquatch, 2017
       
     
Albatross, 2016
       
     
Found! Asparagus Officinalis P., 2016
       
     
Roasted! Beta Vulgaris P., 2016
       
     
Skull Baby, 2016
       
     
First Dance, 2016
       
     
Family, 2015
       
     
Wind Turban, 2015
       
     
Desert Zoo Motif I, 2018
       
     
Desert Zoo Motif I, 2018

Image Size: 8 X 10 inches, Aquatint with Chine-Colle’

The great architect delights with us in our rough-hewn dependencies, dynamic skin and cynical boundaries of taxonomy. Gesture and spire reach courageously, limitlessly creative, to live and to thrive.

Desert Zoo Motif II, 2018
       
     
Desert Zoo Motif II, 2018

Image Size: 8 X 10 inches, Aquatint with Chine-Colle’

The great architect delights with us in our rough-hewn dependencies, dynamic skin and cynical boundaries of taxonomy. Gesture and spire reach courageously, limitlessly creative, to live and to thrive.

Yak Train, Nepal 2017
       
     
Yak Train, Nepal 2017

Image Size: 2 X 5 inches, drypoint on Nepalese handmade paper, a 1,500 year old village-based ancient craft. 

 

Their bells give fair warning to step to the high side of the trail, allowing them to pass! No roads in this part of the Himalaya, only human porters, yak trains and helicopters.

Harmony, Nepal 2017
       
     
Harmony, Nepal 2017

Image Size: 3 X 5 inches, drypoint on Nepalese handmade paper, a 1,500 year old village-based ancient craft.

 

Mani stones, prayer wheels and flags bring happiness, long life and prosperity. 

 

 

Not Responsible, 2017
       
     
Not Responsible, 2017

Image Size: 9 X 12 inches, drypoint and paper lithography

What do you want associated with your name? An oil drilling platform or a marine preserve? Or, perhaps a new species of coral - as vital, yet seemingly inconsequential as a colorful butterfly?

With names like Henry and Holly, and the promise to develop jobs and energy, more oil rigs appear to be a responsible solution to our energy and economic needs. But the next generation, yet to be born and named, are not responsible for the environmental risks that exploration bring, a stark contrast to the possibilities offered by investing, instead, in cleaner, advanced energy technologies. I hope this print causes thought about the decisions being made. I am in favor of preserving land and marine sanctuaries.  Rigs to reefs.  This is being responsible.  What do you value? The costs of energy and mineral exploration or the cost of managing marine sanctuaries? This is the task for the America-First Offshore Energy Strategy’s review by the Department of Commerce’s investigation, due October 25, 2017.  The Clean Water Act and both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which were created after the huge Santa Barbara oil spill in 1969, will contribute their substantial scientific knowledge to the investigation. Revitalizing the economy while helping achieve sustainability is responsible, for America, for the good of our shared natural world, and for the unnamed generations to come. Update: The report was submitted by the Secretary of Commerce on October 25th. January, 2018 a plan to open waters off California to exploration was announced, a draft proposal for lease sales 2019 - 2024 allowed comments through March 9,2018 and an environmental impact statement is next. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giant Fairy and Sasquatch, 2017
       
     
Giant Fairy and Sasquatch, 2017

Image Size: 16 X 20 inches, Woodcut with chine-colle'

“… you cannot value dreams according to their odds of coming true.  Their real value is in stirring within us the will to aspire.”       - Sonia Sotomayer, My Beloved World

Perhaps hidden in the trees, there's a mystery within this image, a story - celebratory, a search for belonging that will be revealed as the series is completed. 

Look for updates to the triptych later in 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

Albatross, 2016
       
     
Albatross, 2016

Image Size: 9 X 12 inches, Linocut Two Block Print

This print has been selected for a two year traveling exhibit throughout the country as part of Ink For Alaska, a juried printmaking show promoting the work of the Alaska Wilderness League. 

what’s in our blue world

plastic straws and plastic caps

and the fish we eat

Do we over-consume and pollute our natural world, only later to regret the irreversible negative impacts we have manufactured ourselves? Or do we choose to be responsible to our environment and seek ways to consume with less impact on the land and water that sustains us and participate in the protection of our very sustenance? I am inspired by many individuals and groups that, through art, science, policy and action are working toward conscientious stewardship. 

 

 

 

 

 
Found! Asparagus Officinalis P., 2016
       
     
Found! Asparagus Officinalis P., 2016

Image Size: 11 X 14 inches, Collograph

True religion: the science behind smelling asparagus as it is excreted through the urinary system reveals that the ability to do so is genetic!  Fascinating… now we can imagine life as a dog: bombarded by scents! 

 

 

 
Roasted! Beta Vulgaris P., 2016
       
     
Roasted! Beta Vulgaris P., 2016

Image Size: 11 X 14 inches, collograph

For my beloved and his garden - a talisman against all evil critters stealing from the neat rows of tender greens. 

Maybe you want to check your “transit time”?  Inspired by the health and nutrition buzz of food cleansing and knowing what foods keep you “regular”, the fascination with beet poo and asparagus pee is an entertaining subject to capture!

 

 
Skull Baby, 2016
       
     
Skull Baby, 2016

Image Size: 13.5 X 19.5 inches, Monotype

a.k.a Masks

I created this monotype on my birthday while thinking about who I was without all my identifiers - the masks we wear and share with the world: male/female, married/single, mother/father, white collar/blue collar, liberal/conservative...

Stoked on capturing this awareness and obvious to me as the artist, the image shows the unravelling of the mystery of self-identification. So, I had to laugh as my favorite admirer asked me why I was clutching a skull like a baby?  Just like that we name it and create meaning. 

I am. Intentional. Thoughtful.  The masks we wear can be set aside. The capacity to grow and change is limitless. Define yourself.

 

 

 

 
First Dance, 2016
       
     
First Dance, 2016

Image Size: 4 X 6 inches, Woodcut with chine-colle'

It’s gotta be time for a first dance! Just look up health benefits of dancing, turn up the music or sign up for a class.  There’s something wonderful about movement and music. 

 
Family, 2015
       
     
Family, 2015

Image Size: 4 X 6 inches, Hard ground etching with aquatint

Life is full of enormously difficult decisions that may separate a family, physically or emotionally.  The care for the elderly, divorce, disease, mental health, finances or secrets may weigh on us during our lifetime.  Each person functions with their own set of values and their own personal history.  One person may be ready to cut the chain, gasping at the full weight of the situation at hand while another may need more time. Above all, let there be love - a commitment to listen and to love.

 

 
Wind Turban, 2015
       
     
Wind Turban, 2015

Image Size: 4 X 6 inches, Soft ground etching and sugar lift aquatint

Vocabulary, language, old words and new words full of wit, humor or sarcasm. Powerful. This image was inspired by my embarrassing moment of being caught - gazing out a window and lazily chatting about the windy landscape and barren terrain.  I proclaimed it an ideal location for wind turbans! Do you mean turbines? The proficient use of language to express meaning over a lifetime will take stamina and most certainly be a bigly challenge.  It's part of society's textpectation; so, harness your sense of humor and take that energy into the world.