Welcome to My Blog

LA Art Notes, where I post short essays and photos of my work to illustrate each theme. These are categorized under three broad headings, Personal, Creative Response to Current Events, and Inspirations and you are invited to browse through all the topics. I’d especially love your feedback on the essays, the images, or both.

Personal

MAKING A DOLLHOUSE

The curators of Dollhouse: Art as Serious Play honored me with a request to create an art dollhouse from a pre-fab cardboard structure. Here is a little bit about my process It was so much fun!

Creative Response to Current Events

Static Motion and LocoMotion

These paired works started as an exploration of stillness and dynamism. It wasn’t until afterwards that I realized that both germinated subconsciously as a story of frustration around sheltering in place for a year…

Current & Past Articles

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My garden looks a mess. Fallen leaves, tangled branches, winter buds, spent and spotted leaves, remnants of flowers and fruit, and traces of foraging raccoons and squirrels. If you can’t beat ‘em… join them. Lots of fodder for art!
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Call it land art, graffiti, urban blight or environmental vandalism. I call it “art of opportunity”...
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Over the last months, I have been preparing artwork that is meant to conjure water for a juried exhibition titled SHIMMER: The theme of the show is inspired by a quote from Toni Morrison, who wrote “All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” ...
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The curators of Dollhouse: Art as Serious Play honored me with a request to create an art dollhouse from a pre-fab cardboard structure. Here is a little bit about my process It was so much fun!
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Dollhouse: Art as Serious Play has deep personal resonance for me. I wrote this article for the exhibition catalog, as well as creating a new dollhouse for the exhibit at ARC Gallery Jan 15-Feb 19, 2022.
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The first square of this work, “Full Chroma 1” was created for Composing the Future, the 2021 NCWCA Member show...
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I’ve always been fascinated by art in public places. However, while basking in the art-rich Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York landscapes...
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These paired works started as an exploration of stillness and dynamism. It wasn’t until afterwards that I realized that both germinated subconsciously as a story of frustration around sheltering in place for a year...
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I was tempted to call this post “Doodlin’ Away,”* because my doodling and improvised jazz have been so intertwined with my life...

“In the Garden” Collage Series

My garden looks a mess. Fallen leaves, tangled branches, winter buds, spent and spotted leaves, remnants of flowers and fruit, and traces of foraging raccoons and squirrels. If you can’t beat ‘em… join them. Lots of fodder for art!

“In the Garden” Collage Series

My garden looks a mess. Fallen leaves, tangled branches, winter buds, spent and spotted leaves, remnants of flowers and fruit, and traces of foraging raccoons and squirrels. If you can’t beat ‘em… join them. Lots of fodder for art!

“In the Garden” Collage Series

My garden looks a mess. Fallen leaves, tangled branches, winter buds, spent and spotted leaves, remnants of flowers and fruit, and traces of foraging raccoons and squirrels. If you can’t beat ‘em… join them. Lots of fodder for art!

The Great Wave

Over the last months, I have been preparing artwork that is meant to conjure water for a juried exhibition titled SHIMMER:

The theme of the show is inspired by a quote from Toni Morrison, who wrote “All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” …

Perspective

Art of Opportunity

Call it land art, graffiti, urban blight or environmental vandalism. I call it “art of opportunity”…