This week I am installing my 70-foot Urban Landscape made of all recycled business signs in Capital Health Medical Center Hopewell. The night before, I was up until 4:30 a.m. making finishing touches and preparing for a year's worth of work to leave my studio. What a night! At around 9 p.m., I cut my finger with a razor blade and my dear friend Wendy, past nurse, drove over to put a butterfly on it. She said I... Read more →
Whenever I teach an altered book class, some of my students have a hard time when it comes to ripping out the pages. I love the process of deciding which pages tell the story I want to tell. I put the other pages in a file to use later in the process. Turning a special book into art is one of my favorite ways to reuse.
Below is the first book I ever altered. This book is very much about my mom, but I made it just for me. She died three years ago after a long illness. We reached a point when she was complete... Read more →
In about a month, I will be installing a 70-foot installation that is made of all acrylic business signs that have been taken down or replaced. I will be installing it (with help!) in a a new hospital filled with original art all from local artists in a 50-mile radius.
My design is a colorful urban city that becomes more rural as the youngest patients and their parents walk into the pediatric corridor... Read more →
Last February, I was visiting a sweet river town along the Delaware River and came across an old fashion barbershop with a sign in the door that said, “closed until further notice”. It really was old fashioned. Take a peek.
Below the sign was a small bouquet with this note.... Read more →
It is mid summer and I have have been really busy in my studio working on my installation for Capital Health Hospital. Seems this week everyone I know or know of is on vacation. There is no time for a big getaway as I am staring right at the creative finish line. But there is always time for a small escape and I have had a few.
This past week, I went to Princeton with my 13-year-old daughter and her friend and we left Read more →