I hope that all you out here in the Northwest have been enjoying the wacky mild winter (despite the lack of ski-able snow) and this strangely early spring season...it is indeed odd to have seen our region explode with cherry blossoms in February. I know my friends and family out there in the Midwest and East have been buried under the chill of a truly gnarly winter...but now it is March and we all (N'0) are knocking on Spring's door. The Spring Equinox on March 21 represents the promise of new starts and new blossoms.
I am in high gear working towards two big deadlines this Spring. I open with a group show at the Phinney Neighborhood Gallery on April 10 and then my big solo show at CORE Gallery on May 7. The photo above is my studio yesterday, with several in-progress pieces inspired by my last summer's road trip to Bolinas. The I've been playing with these colorful Sea Urchins, and more of the God's Eyes, with the macrame, and the coastal blooms of Aloe, Dandelions and Fennel. All of my work is an homage to Nature's stunning array of color, repetition and geometry.
The photo below is a set of test panels on which I have been playing at including some little Wrens on some of my pieces. I've been chicken to do it, lest they end up looking cheesy...which is so easy to do...plus they are tricky little buggers to capture. We'll see if they make it to prime time.