New Directions


April of 2015, I’ll be showing recent watercolor paintings, constructions, and installations at Common Wealth Gallery. More on this later.

April of 2013, my one woman exhibition, “PEOPLE, Going about their Lives” was installed at the Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI

Highlight to go to the pdf for a tour through the show.5.10.13.PEOPLEgoing.abt.th.Lives.ppt(1)

4.29.11 If you highlight this date, you can go on a tour of my spring, 2011,  exhibition in Madison, WI.  “Venus, her Clothes, her Things, her Issues.”

"Prairie"“Prairie” – watercolor/collage/yarn – 7′ x 5′ – 2009.

When I first learned about “prairie” I was fascinated to learn also that prairie roots go down many feet into the rich soil.  This recently completed piece is about those deep roots that anchor the grasses below the surface and the air currents and winds that move the grasses from above.

It’s January in Wisconsin.  I’m thinking how to post recent work on my web site when I no longer have my hands on the controls.  This new website is far and above my expertise, but I do know how to blog.  So from now on, I’ll keep you posted here on the blog.

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“Living for Winter” Installation – 4.”   These torn pieces of watercolor paper take the form of snowflakes – some with paintings of wintertime inhabitants, some are torn pieces of watercolor paper, like frozen suspended water.   Currently, they hang from the rafters of my studio.

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The election politics and our new President Obama have occupied my thoughts.

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“Jump-starting the Economy” watercolor.

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I also like to imagine scenarios by depicting a scene I’ve seen or imagined.  This time I’m extending the scenario over time, so that the scene changes but the general scenario is the same:

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“Ogling Habit” – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – “Ogled – One”

One studio landlord asked me what he should put on the metal door label he planned to put on my studio door. I told him, “Watercolor Constructions.” That was intended as a joke. It’s taken me many years to be able to fully duplicate what happens in the studio to what visitors read on my studio door.

“Evening Nus” – an installation.

The watercolor constructions these days are more often than not larger than life size. The ones I’m working on now are about people.

“I-Pod Girl”

Visitors can’t hear the soft sound of paper tearing as I add pieces of content or tear away content that doesn’t belong. They can’t hear the gentle splashing of water as I clean off my brush. And most likely, they don’t care about that. That’s for me.

Look for these watercolor constructions in group shows.  I’ll be showing them one by one.  Some of them are many part installations, so I’ll be looking for curators who want to include installation pieces.