Summer is here!  I am working on a series of threatened animals, all about 20x20"  So far they look good in a line!  Not ready to post yet though.  I work on them all at the same time, and they are coming along.

 

 

For fun I sometimes make little animal sculptures.  I now have them in galleries:

the Paige Wiard Gallery in Calumet, the Community Arts Center in Hancock, and the Charlevoix Center for the Arts in Charlevoix, downstate.

 

My primary work is different and very serious.  I want to combine imagery and abstraction, an ongoing attempt to communicate while going deeper, whether I use animals or trees or no imagery at all.

I will have a couple of exhibitions next year but am still reserving my time this year for my visual explorations.

 

My studio is in an old elementary school, 801 North Lincoln Drive in Hancock. I love visitors!  I am usually there but please call first: 906-370-3183.  My hours are erratic.

 

 



Artworks : Tree Paintings

 When I moved back to the Upper Peninsula I responded to the beautiful trees everywhere in the forests, now grown back after being logged since the early 1900's.  Birch trees especially became a symbol for nature's ability to survive; the spaces between them as important as the trees.

 

These paintings are also about our connections to what is around us and how we leave our marks on everything we relate to.  



Owl and Birches
Owl and Birches
Pink Tree
Pink Tree
patchwork birch
patchwork birch
spirit trees
spirit trees
Birch for Baghdad
Birch for Baghdad
Birch Tree
Birch Tree
6 Gold Birches
6 Gold Birches
Patchwork Birches
Patchwork Birches
5 Tied Yellow Birches
5 Tied Yellow Birches
Autumn Birches
Autumn Birches
Three Birches
Three Birches
Totems
Totems
Forest Clothesline
Forest Clothesline
Elegy for the Birch Tree
Elegy for the Birch Tree
Birches and Sunset
Birches and Sunset

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