Struggles

Things have been difficult recently.  There are two projects for which I have designs, but I have not been able to move forward.  The images I have in my head are very clear to me.  Painted wood is not an acceptable base, so I am choosing black plastic.  Unfortunately the …

Changing the Medium

I have been thinking about light and shadow lately.  My thoughts took me to the idea of a silver base and almost clear thread.  Well, finding almost clear thread was difficult.  So I thought about fishing line.

Bought a lot of it.

Anatomy of my Work

It is hard to convey what it is I do in my work, particularly because it is so difficult to show the three dimensionality in a photo.  Somehow, a photo of a statue seems more easily seen as a three dimensional structure.  So I thought I would give a more step …

The Third Dimensional Issue

It has been a continuing issue for me to communicate through my website the Three dimensional aspects of my art.  How can I show the depth of a piece if all I have is a two dimensional photograph.  I can encourage them to come to a show, which, obviously, I …

The Attraction of Design

I often tell people that I truly do not know what my constructions are going to look like until they are done. Though I am not a painter, I imagine that an artist in chalk, watercolorsoil, etc. can, as they work on a piece, change things as they go, change …

Beginnings

When  I first began this exploration, it was important to me to begin to understand how the shape of the posts or screws affected the creation of curves within the thread structure.  So I began, sitting in a coffee shop in Santa Barbara with a cork board, pins, thread and …