Posts Tagged ‘life of an artist’

The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind

November 7, 2017

I think this one is my favorite of all from my latest trip to the Met. What is it about sheets in the wind? I remember playing underneath the clothesline, or among the rows, as a kid – nothing better. And laying on the bed while my mom made it up on top of me…I […]

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Met Faves

October 28, 2017

I was very excited to visit the Met in NYC, after a prolonged absence of nearly five years. (Since I moved, there are now two, but I’m talking about the original). This is a museum that lies on the same street as my old apartment; if you turn left out my front door and just […]

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McGurk Mysteries

October 26, 2017

At my art opening the other night, I engaged in a rather mind-blowing conversation. While I was chatting with a visitor, he idly looked at my business card holder on the countertop, and kind of brushed his index finger along my name. Half to himself, he said he hadn’t heard that name since he was […]

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Accumulations, Courtesy of Yayoi Kusama

October 20, 2017

“Accumulations” are what Yayoi Kusama called these multiple soft sculpture phalluses that she patiently sewed and placed in rooms, in platforms mounted on floors and walls, and even in two rowboats. Kusama made these pillow-esque, polka-dotted, cartoon-like, engorged phalluses as a way to get over her fear of sex – and one vintage 1960s photo […]

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The Homely Protestant

October 19, 2017

I love Robert Motherwell because of his smarts. While so many of his (male) contemporaries were making fools of themselves in bars, he was making poetic work – about poetry – and other big themes, and writing intelligently about it too. I read the wall text for this painting at the Met and was reminded […]

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First moments in new studio…

October 8, 2017

Sitting on the floor in my new studio. Just kind of calmly sitting here in the dust of the unswept floor, no lights on, no company. Plenty of daylight coming in the windows, even though I can see it just started to rain. No sound except some windowpanes creaking, sometimes the sound of traffic – […]

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New Studio in Seattle!

October 5, 2017

We’re open once a month, on every second Saturday, 6 – 9 pm as part of the Georgetown Art Attack. Come by on October 14th for the very first one and receive a 20% discount on the purchase of any of my work. I love this old building. I share the space with four other […]

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First-ever Studio Sale!

October 4, 2017

I’ve outgrown my last studio. I’ve overcome a serious hand injury. My wife is moving to Italy for nine months. Time to lean in, and move up! Come celebrate with me! Saturday, October 14, 2017 6 – 9 pm 5626 Airport Way S. Seattle, WA 98108 My studio participates in the monthly Georgetown Art Attack […]

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Just wanted to share

February 18, 2017

At the height of my hand injury, I was going stir crazy about not making art, not knowing when I would be able to make art, not having control with my painting hand, and not even being able to write properly. My writing looked like a child’s. I decided to keep busy making things, in […]

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The Oak and the Cypress: Diving In (Gina’s Window)

October 7, 2016

…And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. When I’m thinking, I always look […]

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Discovery

October 7, 2016

Learning something new somehow refreshes the soul, doesn’t it? I felt like I was walking on air after a friend taught me how to marble this paper.

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Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

September 25, 2016

Deinstalling an exhibition is emotional work. It’s the end of something you’ve worked very hard for, you find yourself looking at empty walls once again, packing up the car and holding a little box of plastery nails and gnarled wire…when you’re used to making things instead of tearing them down, it’s tough. I just closed […]

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I Got 99 Paintings, But I Only Need One

May 20, 2016

Some paintings almost paint themselves, and some give you a run for your money. This one had as many lives as a cat, and there was one time for sure that I looked at it and thought, “If this belonged to someone else, this could be done right now”. But it didn’t feel resolved to […]

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Hearing Your Work Matters: Priceless

March 23, 2016

My 7th grade English teacher, who lives in Florida, was visiting New York and decided to look up some of my work at The Sketchbook Library. This is very touching on its own, but it turns out the Library has recently relocated. My teacher hiked around Brooklyn and finally found the new Library. Except their […]

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Behind the Scenes, Part 2

March 17, 2016

“What does it mean?” “What were you thinking about when you painted this?” A few times: “I see a golfer”. It’s amused me to think of doing a series on golfers to give the people what they seem to want, but I don’t really care for golf. So instead, here’s what I was thinking about […]

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