Thursday, December 13, 2012

Saint Rose Exhibition Bi POLAR, Journeys to the Ends of the Earth

Yesterday the work for this the College of Saint Rose's Esther Massry Gallery, was picked up by art movers and taken to Albany. Five years of work--(if I include the National Science Foundation's Antarctica's Artist and Writer's Program application process) left my studio.

The show opens on February 1. I will go there on January 14 to paint a large landscape directly on wall. then there will be 30 small paintings on wood panels on top of the painted wall. The series of drawings Ninety-Degree Draft, two accordion books done in Antarctica, and a video and other drawings will be included as well.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

solo show opening Thursday in Atlanta

In case you are in Atlanta, or know anyone there, I have a solo show opening Thursday night in Atlanta, at the Marcia Wood Gallery. I will be showing all kinds of list drawings; from the women's bag project; to refrigerator contents; to vehicles; to drawings done at the MacDowell Colony; to science related drawings.

WetLab, Research Vessel Wecoma
color pencil on paper
46 x 12"


WetLab, Research Vessel Wecoma- detail

WetLab, Research Vessel Wecoma- detail

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Upcoming Events---Art Auctions

I will be part of two art auctions this fall--one at The Drawing Center--next Monday October 1

Drawing Delphine Blue's bag during her show Shocking Blue on WBAI 
and the other  you can hear her interview me about 50 minutes into the show.

That auction will be at Steven Kasher gallery on November 7.

Monday, August 13, 2012

"Documentary Drawing" Class at SVA this fall!

This class will introduce students to the drawings of artists whose work is narrative/ information based. We will explore work across cultures and through time. Simultaneously students will create a new body of narrative/ information based art through drawing exercises and exploration. Students will be introduced to a range of media and formats. It should be great fun! Pass the word!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Last 18 Hours of USA Projects Fundraiser

I have raised more than my minimum goal of $6000 towards the printing of editions of Ninety-Degree Draft, Art Amidst Science in Antarctica and of the two gouache, color pencil accordion books, one showing views out of the windows at McMurdo Station and the other about the same at the Lake Hoare Field Camp.

I still have from this moment --18 hours to raise any additional funds.

I am so grateful to all of the people who encouraged me and to those who have contributed.

Thank you.

working dummy for  Ninety-Degree Draft, Art Amidst Science in Antarctica

Out the WIndow Views at Lake Hoare Field Camp Accordion book-last pages

Friday, June 29, 2012

USA Projects ..My Antarctica book project is funded!!

An update on my USA Projects fundraising.

Thanks to friends and followers I have made raised enough funds to produce and edition of books documenting my Antarctica travels. I am continuing on the site to bring in enough money to produce an edition of the books pictured below. I have 16 days to do this.

Views Out of the  Windows of McMurdo Station accordion book-gouache and color pencil, each image 46.5 x 4.5" 30 pages

detail of the accordion book

Lake Hoare Field Camp (Antarctica) Accordion Book-gouache and color pencil,  each page 4.5 x3.25", 30 pages 
And perhaps to print this one above as well......

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Artist's Book-- Ninety-Degree Draft: Art Amidst Science in Antarctica

Today is the day I am launching my new project to raise funds for an edition of the artist's book Ninety-Degree Draft: Art Amidst Science in Antarctica. I am doing it through USA Projects. You can see a video  and find out the benefits of contributing at this site.

I am working with Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen to produce editions of this book of drawings and text--the entire drawing Ninety-Degree Draft will be included as well as images of drawings/paintings done on-site and upon return from Antarctica as well as additional text.

Here is the site........

a detail from Ninety-Degree Draft# 7 showing scientists and assistants tagging Adelie Penguins Cape Crozier, Antarctica

I will keep you posted on the progress!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mt Etna....

Mt Etna from the bus window going from Catania to Palermo. Etna had a fiery eruption later that day.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


The pictures here are all from Selinunte and Cave di Cusa--on the southwest coast of Sicily. I took a day trip there. Cave di Cusa was the stone quarry and source of columns for some of the temples at Selinunte.

Cave di Cusa

Cave di Cusa

Cave di Cusa










My days at Bosco Faconeria are coming to an end. I have finished the job of cataloging my host's culinary and medieval history library....This is what brought me here in the first place and at the same time has allowed me to experience Sicilian farm life as well as explore a bit of the island. I have also made new work here---such an entirely different landscape. I finished another accordion book of windows.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Erice/ Trapani-Good Friday

Cable car  (Funavia) to Erice from Trapani

Approaching Trapani

Good Friday procession-Erice




small streets

strangest landscape I have ever seen-mountain emerges from the sky


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one understanding the landscape in early Italian paintings

returning to Trapani

Good Friday procession Trapani