The cactus painting saga is complete, although the process continued to be fraught with challenges. Apparently, over the holidays the garden is open to visitors on Tuesdays. Not knowing this, I arrived ready to paint for hours, only to be warned by the gardener to expect several thousand visitors! Naturally I left before the onslaught.… Continue reading End of a Tale
Huntington Ink Studies: Cactus Garden
A voluptuous mobius, inspired by the work of M.C. Escher. This Venus represents the many ways women must twist themselves and the boundless energy required in raising children, working, and maintaining a home. It is 9″ x 7.75″ x 4″, including the masculine base. The Venus is hand carved from cherry; the base from… Continue reading Mobius Venus
Drawings from The Huntington: 2011
Dream Images: 1980’s
This is in response to a burned piece of driftwood. The 17″ sculpture is hand carved and waxed.
Painting at The Huntington: December 6, 2011.
Here I am, back at the spot of the no-cactus, attempting to use other near-by cacti of the same variety to fill in the big gap. There were a lot of gardeners that day, cleaning up after severe winds blew down at least 50 trees at The Huntington alone, and destroyed many others. The cactus… Continue reading Painting at The Huntington: December 6, 2011.
The first shock occurred when I opened WoodCarving magazine, which had been laying on the living room end table for a couple of days. When I got to page three of the magazine, there was a huge image of my very own wood carving illustrating the article about this year’s competition! I was so amazed I got that… Continue reading Two Shocks
Struggles at The Huntington: September 27, 2011
Honeymoon’s over; work has begun. I wage a constant battle between what I see and what I feel. In order to get more expressive drawings, I must select from what I see, the elements that express what I feel when I look at an object. I finally reached a point where I felt my drawing… Continue reading Struggles at The Huntington: September 27, 2011