...or tries to...

Monday, December 31, 2012


I've never had two exhibits opening at the same time, so the last few months and weeks and days have been completely tunneled-visioned. So when the last boxes of artwork were sealed up and sent, following the challenge of fitting eight double-weight cardboard cartons into a Mini-Cooper, (duh, the answer is, you can't), after all the hours of complete self-absorption, there was a chance to go outside. To drive somewhere, to go someplace that coaxed me out of myself, into a world that actually looked more like make-believe than the world I had been making up.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is far enough away from here to be a place we don't go to very often, (an hour going, maybe, but counting in accidents on I-95, usually three and a half hours coming back). So when we do go, it has that mix of familiarity and surprise, like someplace you visited when you were very young and embroidered stories around. But when you go again, the stories are real, like a mix of Jurassic Park and Atget, Grimm's fairy tales and Alice.

Marble Bust  Bench by Sebastian Errazuriz
Calm Before Time, bench by Sebastian Errazuriz
Jorge Pardo lanterns

John Chamberlain
Will Ryman

Happiest New Years Eve!

Sunday, December 9, 2012


A Five Inch Fragment of Life and Death

Another shout-out from the wilderness of the overworked and the overwhelmed - a show I'm very happy to be in, in a gallery space I love from afar. I have three pieces in 5 x 5  x (5), at Target Gallery, in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, in Alexandria, VA. The show was curated by Stefanie Fedor, the Executive Director of Arlington Arts Center.  All the works in the show are under five inches, and you know how much I love that. The art is on view on their site here, and I'm proud to be among the treasures. Large scale work rightfully claims the space it's in, but small pieces create universes, I think.

Extroverted Biotope

Self-Concious Biotope

5 x 5 x (5)
December 8 - 30, 2012
Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center