OBRAS, bookform, 2015

OBRAS, side-sewn bookform:


Title page with needlepoint

From across the Atlantic, from Italy, meeting up at the Lisbon Airport, Let the Obras adventure begin.

Scorched dry wheat grass, two kinds of oak, Cork Oak and a live oak called Stone Oak, both a dusty green.

The sky is a different blue today, a thinner blue.  Does that mean it will be hotter?

Ancient grave cairn.  The entrance is aligned to the summer solstice.

The sky is a filled with wispy clouds.  For the first time the hard blue has been interrupted.

Wash Day

Market Day

Clean Sheet Day
Castle of Evoramonte

Walked to the abandoned train station

Exterior walls have a base-board of color often adobe red, yellow ochre or brilliant blue

Each Marble building block of Estremoz Castle has a signature hieroglyph

Street Cobblestones are made of chipped marble
Second Saturday potluck dinner.  No Lentils

One week left.  Began collecting gifts for family and friends.

Another day in Portugal

Marble Quarry

Grape Netting (life hack)
Artist talk and group potluck dinners are every Wednesday and Saturday

Night Sky

Beautiful stone floors

Red Curtains, Gold curtains, Long curtains to keep out the afternoon heat

signature page

back cover


New York Light, 2013-14, 2015

Here are excerpts from the sketchbook of small paintings I did whenever I was in New York, over the course of 2014.  There are 24 paintings.  The sketch book was from a "honeymoon" trip to Paris over 30 years ago.

6 x 10, water-based paint on paper in album a dessin

Quaker Harmonizer, 2014

catalog for the exhibition at Assembly in Montreal, Canada, October 2014:

60 years, 2014

60 is the new...
a birthday present to myself.
4 x 3, 60 pages, folding book form, water-based paint on arches in wooden box

Dystopian Lexicon

Dystopian Lexicon was a project originated by the Sketchbook project.  I was randomly given three words to create a triptych.  The exhibition traveled and returned to me, at which time I made this clam shell box. 

Band Adages, 2014

15 5/8 x 22 1/4, 7 monotypes using Akua ink, hand roller
 cover, closed

 title page

 band aid

 band length

 band shell

 band stand

 band wagon

 band width

band it